Golf News for Thursday, January 4, 2007 | Resorts

World Travel Awards names Barton Creek top Texas spa resort

AUSTIN, Texas -- The 13th Annual World Travel Award winners for 2006 have been announced, and Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas was named Texas’ Leading Spa Resort.

“Travel professionals have the opportunity to visit some of the best properties in the world,” said G. Michael Thomas, President and COO of Barton Creek Resort & Spa. “Barton Creek is honored and very proud to receive this award from industry professionals who are accustomed to the very best services and accommodations.”

More than 167,000 travel professionals worldwide voted in the world's most comprehensive travel award competition, with trophies awarded in all areas of the industry. Voting is cast by travel agents in more than 200 countries around the world. Regional geographical categories are broken down from the Whole World category into eight smaller areas - Africa, Asia/Pacific, Caribbean, Central & Latin America, Europe, Middle East, North America and South America. These are then further divided into all areas of the travel industry.

The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate the enormous achievements found in all sectors of the global travel industry. The travel industry has maintained its position as one of the fastest-growing industries on Earth, and dedicated travel professionals and their clients have come to regard the World Travel Awards as the best endorsement any travel product could receive.

Located in Austin, in the heart of the glorious Texas Hill Country, Barton Creek Resort & Spa combines world-class service with its classic brand of Austin casual elegance set in luxurious surroundings. Featuring 300 beautifully appointed rooms, Barton Creek has something for everyone and offers superior dining experiences, 72 holes of nationally acclaimed championship golf, the industry’s finest meeting facilities and a full-service spa, including a unique line of Texas-themed services. The resort is one of nearly 170 clubs and resorts worldwide owned and operated by Dallas-based ClubCorp, which was founded in 1957 and has approximately $1.5 billion in assets. For more information on Barton Creek Resort & Spa, call 1-800-336-6158 or 512-329-4000 or visit www.bartoncreek.com. Visit www.clubcorp.com for additional company information.

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Patricia Faust
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512-329-4517
patricia.faust@bartoncreek.com