The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. has announced the newest addition to its collection of luxurious global properties, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Recently acquired by Carey Watermark Investors Incorporated and Carey Watermark Investors 2 Incorporated, the former Bacara Resort & Spa has undergone a multi-million-dollar renovation which included all 358 guest rooms and suites as well as enhancements to the resort’s six culinary venues. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara will provide the legendary personalized service and luxury facilities guests of The Ritz-Carlton brand have come to know worldwide.
Located on 78 acres of exclusive California coastline, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara will immerse guests in the destination while inspiring them to discover the best of coastal living. The oceanfront resort offers direct beach access and three salt-water swimming pools, a 42,000-square foot luxury spa with 36 treatment rooms, a salon and a fitness center, as well as abundant indoor and outdoor event space. Six culinary venues, including Angel Oak, the resort’s signature restaurant, will give guests a taste of Santa Barbara. Just minutes from the center of charming and historic Santa Barbara, the resort is nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountain, with close proximity to the region’s best vineyards.
As a part of this conversion, significant additional investments are planned for resort enhancements to a wide variety of guest spaces, including meeting and event venues, the main lobby, food and beverage outlets, the fitness center, pools and spa, making it an ideal destination for events or a relaxing getaway. The work will also include the construction of a new Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge, a communal space where guests can connect and experience unique and highly personalized services and amenities, including dedicated check-in, check-out and concierge service, and daily culinary presentations.
The property joins the brand’s impressive portfolio of hotels in California, including properties such as The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles; The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey; The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage; The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco; The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe; The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel; and The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay.