Resort Report: The Biltmore

Posted on Jun 15 by Leslie Dinaberg

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore's new Luna Terraza, photo by Silas Falstich.

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore’s new Luna Terraza, photo by Silas Falstich.

By Leslie Dinaberg

Never content to rest on its laurels, Santa Barbara’s grand dame of luxurious hideaways, Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore , continues to add to its offerings. The recently opened Luna Terraza offers an exclusive and intimate outdoor private space just outside of the recently renovated Ty Lounge.

Suitable for parties of up to eight guests, the stunning Luna Terraza feels like a journey to Morocco, complete with cushy curtains and couches in a rich palette of red, blue, camel and gold.

Guests can enjoy several “Elite Experiences” including Tangier Bottle Service, Private Brunch, Casablanca Romance and Moroccan Feast. Highlights from the menu include: Mezze featuring dips, such as yogurt herb, charred eggplant and warm housemade hummus (the best I’ve ever tasted); Moroccan Mezze plate, which comprises a whole roasted cauliflower, Moroccan chicken skewers, grilled lamb kefta and vegetable tagine; and a Private Brunch, with a Bloody Mary bar including a selection of house-made garnishes like hickory smoked bacon, mozzarella pearls, pickled asparagus and fried jalapeno. Bottomless Bellinis or Mimosas are also available, along with Chef Marco Fossati‘s select brunch menu with seafood platter.

Notable Architect Reginald Johnson designed the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara in 1926. Johnson brought together Mediterranean, Spanish and Moorish revival styles. Staying true to the integrity of the original vision, artist Darin Ward reimagined the Ty Lounge space in 2016.

Other recent enhancements to the resort include the addition of private heated plunge pools to all of the resort’s bungalow suites, as well as the new Palm Nail Suite, where guests now enjoy pedicure and manicure nail treatments along with an unobstructed view of the Pacific Ocean.

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, 1260 Channel Dr., fourseasons.com/santabarbara.

Originally published in the Summer 2017 issue of Santa Barbara Seasons Magazine.

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