Lakeway resort works to create safe space for community medical workers, first responders

Lakeway Resort & Spa is running a special for medical professionals in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy Lakeway Resort & Spa)
Lakeway Resort & Spa is running a special for medical professionals in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy Lakeway Resort & Spa)

Lakeway Resort & Spa is running a special for medical professionals in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy Lakeway Resort & Spa)

Lakeway Resort & Spa is working to provide a sanctuary for medical workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to general manager Blake Doran.

With increased safety and precautions in mind, the resort, located on the edge of Lake Travis, has remained open to the public for booking.

“As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout our community and country, we wanted to do our part to provide a sanctuary for those who need it during this difficult time,” he said.

The resort has implemented reduced rates for all medical professionals and first responders to show appreciation for their services. The offer stands to aid medical workers who need or want to socially distance themselves from loved ones or those within their homes.

“We are proud to help the city combat this crisis and allow our brave medical professionals and first responders to focus on their most critical patients in their hospitals,” Doran said.



In appreciation for their service, medical workers can book a stay in one of the resort’s guest rooms for $79 a night—a significant decrease from the usual rates, which run from $139-$179 a night.

The offer is set to run until April 30 but may be extended in light of the ongoing pandemic, according to the public relations firm Bread & Butter, which represents the resort.

Each stay will include a guest room with either one or two beds as well as complimentary internet access, self-parking and a waived resort fee.

“We are committed to assist our community to ensure we protect and assist the lives of others by remaining strong [and] safe and ensuring human life is our No. 1 priority,” Doran said.

By Amy Rae Dadamo
Amy Rae Dadamo is the reporter for Lake Travis-Westlake, where her work focuses on city government and education. Originally from New Jersey, Amy Rae relocated to Austin after graduating from Ramapo College of New Jersey in May 2019.