Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa in Austin, Texas, renovated 60,000 square feet of indoor meeting space, including ballrooms, boardrooms, breakout rooms and corridors. The project was launched in July, with Dallas-based Seifert Murphy leading the interior design.
The updated meeting space was inspired by the surrounding Lost Pines region between Austin and Bastrop. It now has a palette of French linen, greens, shades of blue and browns.
All surfaces across the meeting spaces, including the floors, walls and ceilings, now have new carpeting, wallcoverings, paint, hardware and finishes. Carpet designs vary among ballrooms, boardrooms and corridors, with all areas featuring complementary color schemes yet distinctive patterns underfoot. Updated lighting fixtures, with a mix of rod iron and decorative glass, line various function spaces and adjacent corridors that link to patios, terraces and gardens.
Enhancements also include the addition of nature photography. By way of gallery wall displays, the new imagery joins the resort’s previously existing art collection, which includes historical imagery and documents, paintings by local artists and portraiture.
The Lost Pines Grand Ballroom has a total of 16,000 square feet. Its ceilings have eight chandeliers measuring 14 feet in diameter, each with 200 translucent butterflies. These chandeliers give nod to the resort’s setting and location on the monarch migratory path. Beyond these chandeliers, all surfaces in the Lost Pines Grand Ballroom were updated.
The Baron’s Junior Ballroom measures 8,000 square feet and received updates through new lighting fixtures that combine rod iron and decorative glass. This ballroom was named for the Baron de Bastrop, sometimes called the “godfather of Texas” because of his role in assisting Moses and Stephen F. Austin in colonization grant negotiations with the Spanish and Mexican governments.
Located near the ballrooms are Colonists Hall and Leatherstocking Hall, which are lined with two boardrooms and nine breakout rooms.
The meeting space renovation at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa ends a series of resort upgrades and enhancements that began in 2015. Other recently completed renovation projects include the transformation of the Regency Club, called The Monarch Room, to include new wallcoverings and paint in earthy hues, new tables and chairs, as well as the installation of hardwood flooring; updates to all guestroom bathrooms including showerheads, light fixtures and wallcoverings; overhaul of the Firewheel Cafe kitchen; soft goods upgrades to Shellers Barrelhouse Bar, including lighting fixtures and furnishings; introduction of new menus across food and beverage outlets; addition of a chef’s herb garden; expansion of the yard games area; and new pool furniture and shade sails at the Crooked River Water Park.
At the resort’s Spa Django, updates include new pedicure stations and fresh flooring. Wolfdancer Golf Club also completed a bunker renovation, integrated a new fleet of golf carts and added the Harvey Penick Academy to the lineup. The resort’s luxurious accommodation, The Litton House, received a kitchen upgrade with VIP guests and special meetings and events in mind.