Laura McKoy, Creative Director and Vice President of Interior Design for Omni Hotels & Resorts

I had a great trip to Austin, TX and the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa a few weeks ago, so I thought we’d have a guest on that played a big part in the $150 million renovation of this popular Texas resort.

Fantastic to be joined this week by Laura McKoy of Omni Hotels and Resorts.

Laura talks about the changes guests can expect at Barton Creek.

We also talk sports and sports bars, as the resort features a neat and upscale sports bar called Crenshaw’s, names for Austin’s own Ben Crenshaw. It’s a bar that pays homage to golf course architecture.

What a fun episode.

Omni Hotels & Resorts named Laura McKoy its creative director and vice president of interior design in May of 2016. McKoy oversees the curation of retail and hotel programming alongside the brand’s operations team. She served as Omni’s director of interior design prior to that starting in 2007.

Before joining Omni, McKoy was director of interior design for CNL Hotels and Resorts where she contributed to projects such as the Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa in Hawaii; the La Quinta Resort and Club in La Quinta, California; the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix; the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes in Orlando; and the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego. McKoy has also held positions at design firms including BBGM in Washington, DC.

McKoy earned a bachelor’s degree in interior design from the University of Alabama. She continues to serve on the board of the College of Human Environmental Sciences.