Lake Austin Spa Resort has announced the appointment of Chris Bird as general manager to the 40-room award-winning destination spa in Austin, TX. Bird joined the 220-person team in February and brings more than 20 years of experience with a strong emphasis in the luxury hospitality industry. As general manager, Bird oversees all aspects of the daily operation of the resort as well as the 25,000-square foot LakeHouse Spa. Providing excellent customer service has been a primary focus of his career and his deep passion for people creates an atmosphere where ideas and innovation can thrive.
Most recently he held the position of general manager at Mii amo (Sedona, AZ). During his seven years at the property, Bird and his team achieved numerous accolades from travel and industry publications. Bird began his career at Canyon Ranch where he spent more than ten years at both the Lenox, MA, and Tucson, AZ, properties in various leadership roles. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a degree in accounting. “Chris’s extensive experience with destination spas and affluent, health-conscious consumers make him an ideal fit for Lake Austin Spa Resort,” says Mike McAdams, co-owner of Lake Austin Spa Resort. "We’re happy to welcome he and his family to Austin and look forward to an exciting future together."
Dan Mohr also recently joined the team as spa director. Mohr has been in the spa industry for over 20 years. His experience includes time as a spa director for properties such as the Hilton Buffalo Thunder in Santa Fe, La Posada in Santa Fe, the Peninsula Spa in Chicago, and Red Mountain Spa in Utah. He also served as a corporate spa director for Ameristar Resorts, has owned and operated his own wellness company and is a certified massage therapist.
The spa resort is known for providing a stellar experience on the shores of beautiful Lake Austin in the scenic Texas Hill Country featuring stylish interiors, an on-site organic garden which provides ingredients for healthy spa cuisine, as well as local and global inspired spa services in the LakeHouse Spa, up to 20 fitness classes and activities daily, and a welcoming environment that prompts rejuvenation and relaxation. Currently the resort is rated the #4 Destination Spa in the World by Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler and the #21 Resort in the World in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2014.