Lake Austin Spa Resort announces the appointment of Chris Bird as General Manager to the 40-room award-winning destination spa in Austin, Texas. Bird, who joins the 220-person team, brings over 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 40-room 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.
“Chris’s extensive experience with destination spas and affluent, health-conscious consumers make him an ideal fit for Lake Austin Spa Resort…”
Most recently he held the position of General Manager at Mii amo in Sedona, Arizona. During his seven years at the property, Bird and his team achieved numerous accolades from travel and industry publications. Chris began his career at Canyon Ranch where he spent more than 10 years at both the Lenox and Tucson 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. We’re happy to welcome him and his family to Austin, and look forward to an exciting future together,” says Mike McAdams, co-owner of Lake Austin Spa Resort.
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 deliciously 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.