Redesigned Lady Bird Presidential Suite, Premiere Hot Tub Cottages & Luxury Cottages Include Mindful Refinements

September 6, 2019

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Redesigned Lady Bird Presidential Suite, Premiere Hot Tub Cottages, and Luxury Cottages
Include Mindful Refinements

Original Art, Custom Furnishings, English Fabrics and Small Details Evoke a Residential Vibe for Guests to Unwind and Relax


AUSTIN, Texas (May 2019) – When Lake Austin Spa Resort co-owner Mike McAdams and interior designer Brianna Wright-Guay set out to redesign a section of the guest rooms from head to toe at the award-winning 40-room destination spa in Austin, Texas, they were mindful about their design goals: 1) to reflect the sophistication of the Texas Hill Country 2) to make the rooms feel residential and not cookie-cutter and 3) to ensure a sanctuary for guests to relax after a day of activities.

The Lady Bird Presidential Suite was christened as such, after former First Lady and treasured Texan Lady Bird Johnson visited with her best friend, Liz Carpenter in December, 2000. Since that time, former Presidents and their First Ladies have stayed is this premier accommodation. The several months long renovation project entailed completely new paint, wallpapers, fabrics, furnishings, bedding, bathroom and art – everything except the terracotta floors which have remained a permanent fixture in the rooms since Mike McAdams and Billy Rucks purchased the property in 1997.

Refinements in the Living and Guest Areas of the Suite Include:

-Board on Board walls mimicking the Pool Barn design on property

-Draperies from English chic designers Penny Morrison Fabrics and Hodsoll Mckenzie

-Wallpaper from Style Library

-1950’s vintage modern bronze bench flanking the king size bed from Mike McAdams personal antique collection

-Custom upholstery on chairs, sofa and pillows

-Original art collection by well-known Texas artists including famed Dallas resident Otis Dozier

-Custom in-room fireplace by Jerry Coleman, Architect

-Louie XVI Chinoiserie Secretary from France circa 1785 and Ugo Zaccagnini lamps from Nick Brock Antiques in Dallas

-A Gilded Griffin over the bed, which is a mythological symbol of divine power and a protector from evil, also from Nick Brock Antiques.

Four renovated Luxury Hot Tub Cottages have also had a complete makeover and feature a private garden with a hot tub, a custom fireplace by architect Jerry Coleman, Farrow & Ball wall paint from London, Zoffany wallpaper from London and fabrics for the drapes from Chelsea Fabrics, also in London. The pillow fabrics are sourced from India, hand printed and made to order and every guest room has original, one of a kind pieces of art for the occupant to study – including two whimsical vintage rubber balloon molds. Refinements in additional rooms including the Luxury Cottages include the same level of design detail sans the private garden and hot tub. A total of nine rooms have been renovated as part of this recent project.

The colors for the interiors mimic the colors of nature and the lake just beyond the front door – soft greens, soothing blues, and color pops in the art and accessories. New light fixtures lend a contemporary edge, while the mix of high-low and old-new create a more traditional feel.

McAdams approaches each design challenge as another opportunity to bring relaxation and peace into each guest’s experience. McAdams says, “I believe that your environment has a direct effect on your frame of mind and that the spaces we create at Lake Austin Spa Resort can have a profound effect on a guest’s experience. When people first walk in, you can see their shoulders drop a couple of inches and immediately they are at ease and ready to let the stress melt away.”

For these recent renovations, McAdams teamed up with Dallas based Brianna Wright Interiors who also brought in her assistant designer Shelby Owens to help collaborate on the project. Her expertise lies in uncovering and creating a sense of place in her designs and she has connections to craftspeople throughout Europe to add meticulous detail to all of her projects – whether it’s a small remodel or large-scale build out.

Prices for the Luxury Hot Tub Cottages start at $625 per person (double occupancy), per night and include all meals, fitness classes and activities. Prices for the Lady Bird Presidential Suite are available upon request and vary due to high demand.



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 spa and body treatments.

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, or visit