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by Sarah J.F. Braley | July 26, 2016

A renovation of the 60,000 square feet of event space at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort & Spa in Bastrop, near Austin, Texas, is under way, to be completed by Sept. 1.

The new design will draw in the natural elements surrounding the resort. All ceilings, walls, floors and more will get new carpeting, wall coverings, paint, hardware and finishes. Light fixtures also will be changed out in the meeting rooms and corridors.

"Group business is significant at our hotel, and we only expect it to become more so, which is why we're so excited about giving our indoor meeting space a fresh face," said Michael Jokovich, general manager of the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines and Hyatt's area vice president. "The new look will be a wonderful complement to our wilderness setting, and it will provide a stunning backdrop for conferences, retreats and weddings alike. We cannot wait to show it off this fall."

The work on the meeting space is part of an ongoing renovation project that began in 2015. Guest-room bathrooms have been upgraded, the Firewheel Cafe kitchen was redone, new menus have been introduced and a chef's herb garden has been planted. The outside game area has been expanded and new pool furniture has arrived.

The property's Spa Django has been refreshed, and at the Wolfdancer Golf Club, the bunkers have been redone and a Harvey Penick Academy has opened. The resort's most luxurious accommodation, the Litton House, now has an upgraded kitchen to service VIP guests and special events.                                                               

Aside from the indoor meeting space, the resort also features more than 240,000 square feet of outdoor function space, including pavilions and an amphitheater. Outdoor activities can be enjoyed at the Renegade Trailhead equestrian facility, plus swimming and floating at the Crooked River Water Park, and archery and trap shooting on the grounds. The property abuts the 1,100-acre McKinney Roughs Nature Park, which features kayaking, rafting, hiking and birding along 18 miles of trails.