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treatments, meditations and individual sessions

conducted by various wellness professionals.

The resort is toasting its 90



throughout 2017 with its new signature Fig Martini

and reserve wines in partnership with Sunstone

Vineyards & Winery, and continues with its

longtime tradition of providing exceptional guest

experiences. “It’s one thing to build the most

beautiful resort in the world,” says General Manager

Karen Earp. “It’s another to have service to match.

That’s really my passion.”


The Legendary Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore

Santa Barbara

ack when Los Angeles was still a cowboy town,

the film industry was located up the coast in

Santa Barbara. Today, the studios have moved to

Hollywood, while “America’s Riviera” remains a

playground of the glitterati, who come for weekends

and the annual film festival.

At the heart of it all is Four Seasons Resort The

Biltmore Santa Barbara, originally built in 1927 on 22

acres of prime beachfront land in Montecito. The

Resort officially opened on December 16, 1927, with

an elegant gala for 700 guests who dined, danced,

strolled around the flower-scented gardens. In the

ensuing decades the resort welcomed hundreds

of celebrities and dignitaries, from presidents and

royalty to Hollywood stars.

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has managed

the property since 1987. Ty Warner purchased it in

2000 and retained Four Seasons as the management

company and changed the name to Four Seasons

Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. Since then he

has spent more than $240 million on renovations of

the property. The most recent upgrades include the

addition of four new bungalow suites, each with a

private plunge pool; and a revamped Ty Lounge

with a new Luna Terrace, an exclusive Moroccan-

style outdoor space for private dining and events.

The resort has also introduced various wellness

programs, including a four-day, three-night retreat

from June 7 to 10, 2017, with fitness activities, spa


Above – The new Moroccan-style Luna Terrace

occupies a private outdoor patio next to the Ty Lounge.

Top – Guests enter the resort through an historic

entrance across the road from Butterfly Beach.

The Jewel of America’s Rivera


Montecito Magazine

Spring/Summer 2017