BOERNE, Texas, June 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort & Spa today announced the June 2015 opening of its new resort pool and bar, a key amenity in the revered San Antonio resort's ongoing transformation.

"Our new pool and bar area is the perfect place to relax and unwind," said Director of Sales and Marketing Greg Haugland. "Whether they're staying for a week or a night, we're going to make every guest feel welcome, comfortable and content. From dive-in movies to fire pits, there is something for everyone."

Tapatio Springs' new $1 million pool and bar area is the ideal setting for fun and relaxation from sun-up until sundown. The large, gracefully designed, heated swimming pool measures about 64 feet by 54 feet and is accented with native flagstone coping. The pool area features an expanded pool deck, hot tub, curved-tube water slide, fire pits, shuffleboard courts, an outdoor bar with flat-screen televisions, and live music seasonally. Casual, Southwest-inspired foods are served at the bar and around the pool, with offerings such as handmade guacamole, kid-friendly finger foods and fresh fruit margaritas for adults.

Adjacent to the pool area is a game lawn where guests can enjoy playful family sports like lawn bowling, ladder-toss and round-robin corn-hole. Just steps away, adjacent to the Pure Sol Spa, is the adults-only pool, with its natural stone water feature, hot tub and poolside cocktails made with the Texas state fruit, red grapefruit.
Tapatio Springs plans to host a year-round schedule of Texas original events around the pool, such as summer dive-in movies and fall football parties. In addition to being an ideal setting for family leisure, this flexible outdoor space is the perfect venue for a variety of business and social events, from corporate team-building exercises and competitions, to evening wedding receptions under the Hill Country's star-studded skies.

The owners of Tapatio Springs, including country music legend George Strait, are reinventing the iconic resort to be a family-friendly, affordable destination that delivers experiences well beyond expectations. To make good on that promise, they put into place a new, highly experienced leadership team with decades of experience in hospitality management.

General Manager Caleb DuBose comes to Tapatio Springs from the NYLO/Las Colinas Hotel in Dallas, where he served for two years as general manager. Director of Golf Matt Reams oversaw the golf program at Grants Pass Golf Club in Oregon and at Cougar Canyon Golf Links in Colorado, a Nicklaus Signature Course. Executive Chef Michael Collins comes to Tapatio Springs after directing the kitchen at San Antonio's Eilan Resort & Spa and, previously, Meritage Resort in Napa Valley, Park City Mountain Resort in Utah, and Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans. Director of Sales and Marketing Greg Haugland joined Tapatio Springs in September 2014, fresh from ten years as director of sales at San Antonio's Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort. The team's focus is to firmly establish the Tapatio Springs as the ultimate destination in the Texas Hill Country and deliver the most satisfying experience for each guest. By customizing services to meet guests' particular needs, exceeding expectations, and providing warm, friendly and big-hearted hospitality every step of the way, Tapatio Springs seeks to create the kind of loyalty that will bring guests back to the resort again and again.

This summer will also mark the unveiling of the renovated Tapatio Springs Hill Country Golf Course, designed by world-renowned golf course architect Tripp Davis and Associates, who has reimagined the original course set in the rolling Texas hillside. The course will receive $1.5 million in restorations envisioned by TDA, which is known across the country for its unique, hands-on approach in creating one original course design at a time. The 18-hole championship course will be fun to play and challenging for all skill levels, with dramatic elevation changes and panoramic views of some of the tallest hills in the area.

Tapatio Springs also introduced a new "pure-Texas fare" dining concept, where the former LaCascada and Tapatio restaurants reopened as the La Cascada Table & Bar. Executive Chef Michael Collins' menus are approachable both in offerings and price, featuring regional Texas cuisine, casual steakhouse favorites, and country-rustic sides, as well as a refreshed cocktail menus focusing on fresh-fruit margaritas and signature cocktails. The atmosphere of the full-service restaurant is casual and fun, with flexible seating, so guests can dine indoors or out.

To celebrate the new amenities, Tapatio Springs is offering guests an incentive to stay longer. For a limited time, guests receive 25% off if they stay at the resort three nights or more. For families or couples looking to vacation for a long weekend or even a week, this is a spectacular deal that can't be missed. From the resort-style pool to the spa to the various outdoor activities, guests will keep busy their entire stay.

In addition to its own exceptional amenities, Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort & Spa offers guests close proximity to a variety of nearby adventures. It's just 10 minutes from Boerne, the "Key to the Hill Country," which is rich in Texas charm, mom-and-pop shops and nearly 150 historic buildings. A short 35-minute drive away is San Antonio, with major tourist attractions like the River Walk, SeaWorld, Six Flags, Fiesta Texas, and The Shops at La Cantera. Kayaking, horseback riding and hiking at nearby state parks are among the dozens of nearby recreational opportunities.

"We are excited about all these additions to the Tapatio Springs experience," said Haugland. "We offer our guests a well-earned respite, delicious food and big-hearted hospitality—because we know the value of escaping the ordinary for a while."

About the Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort & Spa

San Antonio's original destination resort, Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort & Spa is nestled in the heart of the Hill Country on 220 acres among rolling hills, wildflowers and limestone cliffs. It is the ultimate family-friendly, affordable destination with a large, resort pool and bar area, an 18-hole championship golf course and casual, full-service dining. Tapatio Springs is located at 1 Resort Way, Boerne, Texas 78006. For more information, call (855) 421-0211 or visit

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Lesley Hile