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AUSTIN, Texas (July 2021) – Lake Austin Spa Resort has announced the appointment of JoAnn Lenhardt to the 40-room award-winning destination spa in Austin, Texas. Lenhardt brings over 20 years of experience as an operations professional to the role.
As General Manager, Lenhardt will oversee all aspects of resort operations, which recently underwent extensive renovations, as well as the 25,000-squarefoot LakeHouse Spa. She brings a passion for innovation and a track record of bringing tenacious new ideas to the table while also creating an environment of mutual respect and trust between her and her team members.
JoAnn has been recognized in Women Who Mean Business by West Hawaii Today and Women on the Rise in 2018. She has served on committees, including the Marriott Beverage Council, Fairmont Beverage Council. With multiple Leader off The Quarter Awards and Chair of both the Restaurant Council and Culinary Talent Council. She attended Thomas Nelson Community College and was Green Belt Certified through the Graduate Emerging Leader program.
Lenhardt also brings extensive experience across all facets of hotel operations from sales, front desk and food and beverage concepts. Most recently, she served as Director of Operations at the Fairmont Mission Inn & Spa with Accor Hotels. Prior to that, JoAnn worked with Marriott International for 14 years. As both the Director of Operations and General Manager, she was responsible for transitioning the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa to Marriott systems, protocols, and culture.
“JoAnn’s experience across the multiple moving parts of a hotel paired with her dynamic ability to bring a team together to ideate and implement innovative new ideas will make her a huge asset to the team,” said Mike McAdams, co-owner of Lake Austin Spa Resort. “We look forward to seeing how her leadership further enhances the experience for our guests, who have come to expect excellence from our property.”
Recently renovated, 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 that provide 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. Lake Austin Spa Resort has consistently been ranked a Top Ten Spa over the 10 Years in Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards and the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards – earning the title of #1 Destination Spa Resort in North America in 2019. In 2020, it was named #1 Best Resort in Austin and #1 Best All-Inclusive Resort in Texas by U.S. News & World Report.
ABOUT LAKE AUSTIN SPA RESORT
Nestled along the shores of scenic Lake Austin in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Lake Austin Spa Resort offers guests the sanctuary of a world-class spa and the warmth of a best friend’s lake house. Lake Austin Spa Resort offers all-inclusive vacation packages, which include accommodations in one of 40 charming lakeside guest rooms, three gourmet meals daily, indoor and outdoor fitness activities and classes, and a selection of more than 100 spa and body treatments in the 25,000-square foot spa.
The resort has consistently been recognized for its excellence and as a result has received numerous industry awards. Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Town & Country Magazine and Southern Living have honored Lake Austin Spa Resort as one of the best in the country and in the world.
For additional information and reservations, call 800-847-5637.