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West Austin destination spa named No. 21 best resort in the world

West Austin spa named No. 21 best resort in the world

Lake Austin Spa Resort Exterior
Lake Austin Spa Resort was just named the No. 21 best spa in the world and No. 8 in the U.S. according to the Condé Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards. Lake Austin Spa Resort/Facebook
Lake Austin Spa Resort Massage Room
The resort specializes in traditional spa treatments as well as innovative sessions. Lake Austin Spa Resort/Facebook
Lake Austin Spa Resort Garden Room
There are 40 rooms if you need to turn your day escape into a full-blown getaway. Photo courtesy of Lake Austin Spa Resort
Lake Austin Spa Resort Dining Room
Lake Austin Spa Resort is nestled in a bend of the Colorado River out in West Austin hill country. Courtesy of Lake Austin Spa Resort
Lake Austin Spa Resort Exterior
Lake Austin Spa Resort Massage Room
Lake Austin Spa Resort Garden Room
Lake Austin Spa Resort Dining Room

If you're looking to treat yourself to some luxury R&R, you won't have to travel far to find a lush, award-winning spa. Lake Austin Spa Resort is the No. 21 best hotel and resort in the world according to Condé Nast Traveler. In the U.S., the spa was ranked No. 8 and was one of only two Texas resorts to make the coveted list.

The lifestyle and travel magazine hosts its Readers Choice Awards poll every year to determine the best luxury destinations and services around the globe. Having been selected for the past five years, Lake Austin Spa Resort now has an esteemed place on the Condé Nast Traveler's "Platinum Circle," which chronicle's the magazine's favorite destination resorts.

"This destination spa resort, the site of a former rodeo training camp, is a little piece of heaven in Texas Hill Country," writes the magazine.

Nestled in a quiet bend of the Colorado River in West Austin, the spa offers traditional treatments such as massages, facials and nail therapy as well as a variety of innovative sessions involving energy point cleansing, acupuncture and meditation. If more than a full day of spa treatment is needed, the resort has 40 rooms that are ready to turn your little escape into a full-blown getaway.

Lake Austin Spa Resort was the only Texas establishment to make the top 25, but Houston's Hotel Sorella CityCentre did claim a spot on the list at No. 74.