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Lake Austin Spa Resort Captures Top Spot as #1 by Readers of Conde Nast Traveler



Refinements Strengthen Premier Position Among North American Spas

AUSTIN, TX…Cited for its superior treatments, facilities and cuisine, Lake Austin Spa Resort has been named the #1 destination spa in North America by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine in the April 2008 issue. Rising up from their ranking as #2 in last year’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards, the property makes its mark in the #1 position for the first time.

In order to sustain its premier position among North American spas, Lake Austin has completed a multi-million room refinement project with new aesthetic touches and modern high tech conveniences, setting the bar even higher among its competitors.

Likened to the “Academy Awards® of the travel industry” the Readers’ Choice Awards showcase the best spas in the country and around the world and highlights the opinions of their very sophisticated, discriminating travel-enthusiasts.

“Our magical combination of casually elegant guest rooms, world class spa treatments, invigorating activities, deliciously healthy cuisine and life enriching programs provide our guests with a destination spa experience that is all about them. Because we are small – just forty guest rooms in all – we are able to understand how to best provide experiences as individual as the guests themselves and the affluent consumer has clearly responded to this type of spa experience,” said Mike McAdams, co-owner of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Over time, the results of the magazine’s readers’ poll have vividly shown an ascent to the top for this hill country resort. As one of the top five destination spas in both 2004 and 2005 to #2 in 2007, Lake Austin Spa Resort slowly began its movement to the top after receiving national acclaim from the addition of the LakeHouse Spa in 2004 – bringing 25,000 more square feet of comfort and luxury to the shores of Lake Austin.

Taking a closer look at this year’s results, Lake Austin Spa Resort scored high marks for both treatments and programs/facilities (score of 92.9), as well as staff service (92.6). In addition, the property was recognized for its superiority in cuisine and setting. The popular destination spa is known for creating a casual, upscale feeling in a highly personalized, almost residential spa setting while offering enriching programs such as Mother/Daughter Weeks, the Culinary Experience™, a Gathering of Wise Women, and the upcoming, innovative and new Style Weeks.

Nestled along the shores of scenic Lake Austin in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Lake Austin Spa Resort offers guests the luxury of a world-class spa and the warmth of a best friend’s lake house.

The resort has received numerous awards from prestigious national travel and spa magazines since its multi-million dollar renovation and expansion in 2004. Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, Allure, InStyle, Luxury SpaFinder, Departures, Spa Magazine, The Zagat Survey and American Airlines’ Celebrated Living magazine have recently honored Lake Austin Spa Resort as one of the best in the country and in the world.

Lake Austin Spa Resort offers all-inclusive vacation packages, which include accommodations in one of 40 charming lakeside guest rooms, three gourmet meals daily, indoor and outdoor fitness activities and classes, and a selection of luxurious spa and body treatments. For additional information and reservations, please call 800-847-5637, or visit

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