The reopening of The Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore on June 1 follows nearly a five-month closure due to mudslides. A team of restoration experts worked diligently to restore the resort’s 22 acres of oceanfront land back to its original radiance, which included extensive landscaping and restoration of some back-of-house areas and guest rooms.
“On behalf of our 600 passionate and dedicated employees, I am thrilled to announce that our iconic resort is back–and better than ever,” says Karen Earp, general manager. “We look forward to welcoming our guests ‘home’ to experience the best of the American Riviera, beginning with our prime summer season.”
During the closure, “we were focused on supporting our team, our community and helping those whose homes and places of business did not fare as well. We are forever grateful to the hundreds of volunteers and search and rescue teams who put their lives on the line each day,” says Earp.
Hotel team members have volunteered in both the immediate area and at Four Seasons properties around the world. More than 45 employees volunteered to serve as a “task force” within the company to share their expertise with other properties. Local volunteers have been closely tied to community efforts in Montecito, participating in fundraising, cleanup efforts and working with United Way and the American Red Cross.
Originally built in 1927 by architect Reginald Johnson, The Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore is known for its authentic Spanish Colonial splendor, picturesque oceanside location, and exemplary service. New this summer is the Anacapa Suite, opening in July and offering guests 2,500 square feet of livable indoor/outdoor luxury overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Butterfly Beach. The Anacapa Suite features a 15” x 17” plunge pool, fire pit and private driveway, and includes complimentary access to the private-membership Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club.
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara’s popular Summer Tasting Series returns this season with a new lineup of the best local purveyors, distillers, and winemakers. In addition, new culinary and spa offerings are being introduced, further enhancing the guest experiences already available.
The Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore, 1260 Channel Dr., Montecito, 805/969-2261, fourseasons.com/santabarbara.
This story was originally published in the 2018 summer issue of Santa Barbara Seasons Magazine.