O Bar at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
Restaurant / USA / HBA Los Angeles / Completed in 2019
The rebirth of the Bacara Resort as a Ritz Carlton is strongly seen in the Lobby Lounge and Lobby Bar. Looking toward the future without forgetting the inspiration of the past HBA infused glamour and luxury into the design. Barriers were removed to encourage free flowing interaction. Fine tailored furniture is artfully placed on plush area rugs inspired by the lapping waves of the pacific. This mix of natural and refined invite you to come sit and stay awhile.
The main lobby bar utilizes contrasting elements to add drama. A direct visual and physical link to the ocean view has been created. Our new central focal bar is accented with a large woven sculpture to serve as a nod to the area’s history of woven basket art. The bar atmosphere continues onto the adjoining terrace with comfortable seating embracing the spirit of the American Riviera to further enhance the property’s unique views.