The Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in the Westlake area completed construction of its new guest room tower on Aug. 1.

The tower is scheduled to open in May 2019 and features 180 guest rooms. This leg of the project is part of an overall $150 million transformation and renovation effort that began with the demolition of several of its existing buildings in November 2017.

The project is moving ahead of schedule and will be ready to welcome guests by May 2019, said Bryan Smith, regional general superintendent of The Beck Group, the company that is designing and building the new Omni Barton Creek.

“The new tower and conference center’s view of and connection to the surrounding Hill Country is central to the design of the resort,” Smith said.

Omni Hotels & Resorts President Peter Strebel said the Lake Travis construction project was the chain’s most highly anticipated project of 2019 and that is represents “an unprecedented investment” in the company’s resort collection.

Editor's note: The original post has been updated to reflect the accurate number of tower guest rooms.