Two of America’s Most Celebrated Hotels – the Homestead and Barton Creek Resort & Spa - Join KSL Resorts’ Growing Management Portfolio
LA QUINTA, Calif. | KSL Resorts, owner and operator of some of the most iconic resorts in the U.S., today announced the addition of the historic resort The Homestead in Hot Springs, VA and renowned Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, TX to its management portfolio. KSL Resorts was awarded the management contracts for the two resorts by ClubCorp, Inc., following the acquisition of ClubCorp by KSL Capital Partners on December 26, 2006.
“KSL Resorts has made a name for itself by restoring the luster to fabled resorts around the country. We have a unique appreciation for properties that not only have ‘great bones’ but also rich histories and stature,” said Scott Dalecio, president and chief executive officer of KSL Resorts. “The Homestead and Barton Creek give us two more resorts in eye-catching settings that offer extraordinary amenities including golf, spa, and other outdoor pursuits.”
Situated in the heart of Virginia’s Allegheny Mountains, The Homestead is one of the country’s finest golf and spa resorts offering guests a gracious and welcoming atmosphere. Steeped in history and timeless tradition, the property was founded in 1766 and boasts the distinction of being America’s first resort. Renowned for its natural hot springs and array of outdoor activities including skiing, hiking, fly-fishing and falconry, the resort provides the perfect getaway for discriminating travelers.
Golf at The Homestead includes three championship courses: The William S. Flynn-designed Cascades Course, which has hosted seven USGA Championship Tournaments, The Old Course, boasting the oldest first tee still in continuous use in the U.S., and the Robert Trent Jones-designed Lower Cascades Course.
During recent renovations a new Equestrian Center and Shooting Club were added providing guests with even more sporting pleasures. Home to 48 horses, the Equestrian Center offers private or group rides along the property’s secluded wooded trail as well as leisurely carriage rides accommodating up to five people. The resort’s new Shooting Club is one of the most challenging and scenic shooting facilities in the country offering everything from sporting clays and 5-stand sporting to skeet and trap.
Barton Creek Resort & Spa
Nestled within 4,000 secluded acres of rolling hills, the 300-room Barton Creek Resort & Spa features breathtaking views of the Austin countryside and is centrally located near the city’s thriving cultural scene. Defining Texas elegance at its best, the property offers luxurious guest accommodations, superb dining options and an unlimited array of recreational activities.
Consistently rated one of the top destination golf resorts in the world, the resort features four 18-hole championship courses designed by some of golf’s greatest legends Tom Fazio, Arnold Palmer and Ben Crenshaw. The property’s signature course, Fazio Foothills, has been named the “Best Resort Course in Texas” by The Dallas Morning News as well as one of “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses” by Golf Digest.
Barton Creek is also considered one of the premier spa resorts in the state offering guests a full range of unique treatments, full-service salon and a selection of indoor and outdoor pools. Rounding out the resort’s recreation offerings is a tennis and fitness center featuring 11 lighted courts and an 11,000-square-foot fitness facility.
About KSL Resorts
Founded in 1992, KSL Resorts manages six time-honored resorts with outstanding recreational amenities, including spa, golf, tennis and ski. Each is refined yet unpretentious, rich in legacy, and genuine in service. The KSL Resorts are:
- Hotel del Coronado (San Diego, CA)
- La Costa Resort and Spa (Carlsbad, CA)
- Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa (Rancho Mirage, CA)
- Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa (Vail, CO)
- Barton Creek Resort & Spa (Austin, TX)
- The Homestead (Hot Springs, VA)