Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort
Brazos Masonry, Inc.
Architect: Contacts Without Company
The 405-acre resort delivers a luxurious Texas wilderness escape, set in the beautiful Lost Pines region of Central Texas, in Bastrop County. It is situated in a large forest of Loblolly pines separated from the better-known pine forests of East Texas by more than 80 miles. The property adjoins the 1,100-acre McKinney Roughs Nature Park and has a mile of river frontage on the Colorado River, just east of the Austin Airport.
A series of small buildings of varied but complementary designs come into view before arriving at the motor court of the main building - an equestrian facility, a stand-alone suite, the spa, and golf clubhouse building. All features and buildings on the property incorporate some form of natural stone compliment - even the guardhouse.
Each building has a unique roofline and building materials common to the Lost Pines region, and distinctively different from the white limestone common in the Texas Hill Country. More than eight hundred tons of sandstone was used as dressage. In excess of 44,000 CMU served in a support capacity, mainly to house and protect the power plant.
Reminiscent of turn-of-the-century Texas architecture, the main lobby offers visitors a picturesque view through the front doors, past the Riversong Lawn down to the Colorado River. This space features two huge stone-clad all-masonry fireplaces and pecan wood flooring made from trees harvested on the site. A 30-foot tree-branch chandelier adorned with candle lights floats beneath the ceiling's timber trusses and balustrade that allows guests to take in this two-story space from all angles. Influenced by the diverse landscape of the Central Texas area, designers selected a blend of rich, textured and handmade fabrics in earth tones (russets, rusts, moss greens, fern greens, tans, taupes, gold and raw cotton white). Almost two dozen masonry chimneys reinforce the impression of warmth and home. Comfortable leather furniture and hand-wrought iron complete the historically inspired space.
Guests can relax with a number of treatments at the full-service, Spa Django. Named for famous musician Django Reinhardt, a charismatic gypsy guitarist of the 1920s whose style heavily influenced the evolution of Texas music, the spa will unite the Romany gypsy history of healing and mysticism with the Bastrop/Austin area's diverse musical heritage.