Tapatio Springs Resort Undergoes Major Makeover

Tapatio Springs Resort Undergoes Major Makeover

Vacation News » Vacation & Leisure Real Estate Edition | By Scott Kauffman | January 13, 2011 8:00 AM ET

(BOERNE, TX) -- Tapatio Springs Resort and Conference Center, a world-class resort located in the Texas Hill Country, is undergoing a massive renovation and relaunch under the direction of KemperSports. KemperSports, one of the largest operators of golf and resort properties worldwide, was brought in to manage the day-to-day affairs at Tapatio early last year by new owner Textron Financial Corp.
Tapatio Springs Resort is a historic resort property that includes 27 holes of golf, 121 hotel rooms, 12,000 square foot conference center and a 35,000 square foot clubhouse located just 30 miles northwest of San Antonio, Texas.
Textron Financial Corp., a diversified commercial finance company, acquired the property with the vision of making significant improvements to relaunch the property.
The overall appearance of the resort has been upgraded by newly renovated tee signage and property signage, as well as a newly stripped, sealed and repaired main road and parking area. Other resort improvements that have been completed include re-carpeting and painting in the clubhouse and conference center, replacing two commercial 100-gallon water heaters in the clubhouse and replacing the pool heater for the hotel.
Additional improvements call for a complete renovation of the hotel, inside and out, according to KemperSports. Roof repairs are being made and the point-of-sale system is being improved, while all of the hotel rooms have been gutted and will be upgraded with new carpet, furniture and newly installed 42-inch flat-screen televisions.
Additionally, the conference center will be receiving a face-lift, and plans have been made to replace kitchen equipment and to improve the building's sound system. KemperSports is planning for an official relaunch sometime this year.
"KemperSports is the right partner to see Tapatio Springs through its transformation in becoming a high-quality resort and country club," said Jerry Hinckley, senior vice president of Textron. "We have strong partnership with KemperSports at other properties and we are looking forward to utilizing their resort expertise at Tapatio Springs."
The central amenity for the resort and conference center is 27 holes of championship golf that incorporates three distinct combinations of challenging holes. Built in 1981, the original "Lakes" and "Valley" 9-hole layouts are ranked among the Top Ten Courses in Texas by the Dallas Morning News. The two original layouts are now complemented by the "Ridge" course that will provide all skill levels with a stimulating golf experience.
In addition to golf, the community delivers numerous amenities including two lighted tennis courts, two swimming pools with adjoining Jacuzzi, complete fitness center, horseback riding, freshwater fishing and eight miles of hiking and biking trails.
"Tapatio Springs is a resort with a lot of potential," said KemperSports CEO Steve Skinner. "We look forward to working with Textron on making substantial improvements to the property and re-introducing the resort."
Textron Inc. is a $12.6 billion multi-industry company operating in 28 countries with approximately 42,000 employees. The company leverages its global network of aircraft, defense and intelligence, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Textron Systems and Textron Financial Corporation.

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