Something New in Santa Barbara - Hotel Californian Opens

 Hotel California Opens in Santa Barbara - Sunday, September 18th 2017 || Image: Hotel California

Hotel California Opens in Santa Barbara - Sunday, September 18th 2017 || Image: Hotel California

Another Reason to Live in Paradise

 Entrance to Hotel Californian with Susan J. Pate || Image: Sami Drasin

Entrance to Hotel Californian with Susan J. Pate || Image: Sami Drasin

Palms still have their hair up, hosts ready to welcome new guests and a tangible excitement in Santa Barbara's waterfront location. This weekend, a welcomed addition finally opened it's doors to the public with guests flying in from all over the world to celebrate it's grand opening.

Location

Visitors from all around the globe visit Stearn's Wharf and now they'll be able to enjoy Santa Barbara's waterfront in all her glory. Hotel Californian is seconds away from the main beach front of Santa Barbara and The Funk Zone in an area called La Entrada ('The Entrance' to the city), which for many years was neglected until recently. The Hotel has added the WOW factor the location needed. With its Moorish design and luxury details, you'll be left feeling inspired and mesmerized by it's beauty. With a price tag of 240 million dollars , no expense was spared and it shows. There are 121 rooms with a rooftop pool, turkish style spa, 2 restaurants and an event deck providing a panoramic view of the coastline. Not to mention a bit of history in the present, the hotel has been built to include the original façade of the 1925 Hotel Californian.

 Hotel Californian is minutes from the waterfront and Santa Barbara's Funk Zone || Image: Sami Drasin

Hotel Californian is minutes from the waterfront and Santa Barbara's Funk Zone || Image: Sami Drasin

 Majorelle Spa - one-of-kind exeperience with Marrocon and Spanish design to 'evoke a sense of active tranquility' || Image: Hotel Californian 

Majorelle Spa - one-of-kind exeperience with Marrocon and Spanish design to 'evoke a sense of active tranquility' || Image: Hotel Californian 

 The hotel has been built to include the original façade of the 1925 Hotel Californian || Image: Hotel Californian

The hotel has been built to include the original façade of the 1925 Hotel Californian || Image: Hotel Californian

 Stunning Rooftop Pool with views of the Pacific Ocean || Image: Booking.com

Stunning Rooftop Pool with views of the Pacific Ocean || Image: Booking.com

Design 

Celebrity Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard has provided the hotel with a modern take on Santa Barbara, "redefining the American Riviera". He brings in a classic mix of spanish colonial style with moroccan influences. 

 Oil-Rubbed Bronze Moroccan Fixtures throughout the Hotel Built to Inspire || Image: Sami Drasin

Oil-Rubbed Bronze Moroccan Fixtures throughout the Hotel Built to Inspire || Image: Sami Drasin

 Golds, blacks and white with a touch of natural green is a modern twist on Santa Barbara's Spanish Style || Image: Hotel Californian

Golds, blacks and white with a touch of natural green is a modern twist on Santa Barbara's Spanish Style || Image: Hotel Californian

 Classic Modern Design || Image: Booking.com

Classic Modern Design || Image: Booking.com

 Hotel Californian Lobby showcasing the Moorish Design combining Spanish Colonial style with Moroccan influence || Image: Sami Drasin

Hotel Californian Lobby showcasing the Moorish Design combining Spanish Colonial style with Moroccan influence || Image: Sami Drasin

Dining

Goat Tree is a Gourmet Cafe, great for Sunday brunch or lunch. The Pastries are delicious with Butter Croissants that tastes like it was made in Paris. This is a great spot for on the-the-go bites or a spur-of-the-moment meals with delicious open faced sandwiches. Alex Lamotte is the pastry Chef who worked for 3 star Michelin restaurants in San Francisco. The restaurant also provide picnics for the beach which is a fun idea. Soon their Brazilian restaurant Black Bird will be opening and promises to exceed expectations. 

 Goat Tree Gourmet Cafe is a great spot for coffee, pastries and even picnics for the beach || Image: Sami Drasin

Goat Tree Gourmet Cafe is a great spot for coffee, pastries and even picnics for the beach || Image: Sami Drasin

 Blackbird Restaurant - Still to Open || Image: Booking.com

Blackbird Restaurant - Still to Open || Image: Booking.com

 Stunning ocean and beachfront views from Rooftop Terrace which can be used for events || Image: Sami Drasin

Stunning ocean and beachfront views from Rooftop Terrace which can be used for events || Image: Sami Drasin

Looking to live the Montecito Lifestyle and enjoy all Santa Barbara has to offer? 

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