El Encanto, Santa Barbara, California

05 April 2013
El Encanto, Santa Barbara, California

Once a hideaway for Hollywood stars, the hotel has undergone a seven-year multimillion-pound renovation to become Orient-Express Hotels' first property on the West Coast. It sits in seven acres of sweeping grounds overlooking the Pacific and features original art from Damien Hirst.

Opened 18 March
Owner Orient-Express Hotels
General manager Laura McIver
Executive chef Patrice Martineau
Interior designer Project 3 Sixty
Bedrooms 92
Facilities include the Dining Room, serving Californian coastal cuisine, bar, spa with seven treatment rooms and infinity swimming pool
Rate from $525 (£347)
Address El Encanto, 800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, California 93103, USA
Telephone 00 1 805 845 5800

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