Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
Hotel / USA / HBA Los Angeles / Completed in 2019
This is the California we’ve been dreaming about. Rich with natural treasures of this coastal landscape and a multi layered history we derive our inspiration from the beauty of the coast, aesthetic of the Anacapa, hillside heritage, and unrivaled glamour of our American Riviera. Upon arrival guests are greeted with both lounge and café settings curated to engage features of the property offering an authentic local experience. The warmth of fire tables serve as an invitation to the lobby beyond. In the reception area a sparkling chandelier adorns the arrival area with stone reception desks and artwork inspired by the ebb and flow of the shoreline. Fine tailored furniture is artfully placed on plush area rugs inspired by the lapping waves of the pacific. Moving into the lobby bar contrasting elements add drama and a direct visual and physical link to the ocean view has been created. Amenities within the spa exude a spirit of wellness and balance is the focus of the design. Venturing into the meeting spaces refined details set the stage for all manners of events. The property also boasts an elevated lounge experience for the most discerning of guests, this new indoor-outdoor space provides lush comfort and elegance.