The interior of the resort feels much like a classic country club from the sitting areas to the art. Even though it's a large resort, the Omni staff is so kind and attentive, you feel right at home.
I was able to check into my room a little early and was welcomed with a delicious snack. The room was spacious and clean, and it had two sink areas which makes it easier if you're sharing a room. Try to get a room with a patio as the views of the hill country are incredible from the resort.
There's something for everyone at the resort. The restaurants on the property serve simple and fresh food (and it's easy to order gluten free). There's a large fitness facility with a variety of group exercise classes. The spa area has a jacuzzi, steam, sauna, and a tranquility room that has windows looking out to the caves. I had a massage and facial treatment which were so relaxing I fell asleep in both of them - which never happens to me.
And if you have any interest in golf, you simply MUST play here! It is the prettiest and most fun course I've played.
If you are involved in energy finance, put the conference on your list for next year. Everyone I talked with agreed that it is consistently an informative and productive conference (plus, the location!). Perhaps the most impactful and positive comment came from Ronnie Irani, President and CEO of RKI E&P, who advised young people: Find a way to make it through the downturn and you will be catapulted when we come out of it.
Thanks to Hart Energy and Omni Barton Creek for hosting such an such an excellent conference.
Photography: Christie McMillan
Sponsored by: Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa