“We are thrilled to be a part of the legacy of the Fess Parker family and this magical seaside property,” says Joe Berger, area president, Americas, Hilton. The Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort team and entire community now have an opportunity to experience the exquisite renovation transformations included in the long-awaited hotel re-branding.
“What I am most enthused about is the opportunity for the team to connect with Hilton customers, who may not have identified with us in the past,” says General Manager Neil Poisson. “Our lobby rug became ‘the day at the beach’ and is an homage to the waterfront.
The lobby is set up as a casual, elegant gathering space that allows you to enjoy the beautiful view, have a casual meeting or simply sip a cold glass of chardonnay,” says project Interior Designer Stina Funch, of Atwater Inc. Studio. Rodney’s Grill has been updated, offering an authentic taste of Santa Barbara with exciting culinary inspirations created from all-natural hormone-free beef and the highest quality aged USDA prime steaks and chops from coastal cattle ranches, along with healthy, sustainable seafood sourced from local fisheries. The culinary team, led by Executive Chef Kirk DeLong, has devised specials that pay homage to early California cuisine with culinary inspiration derived from Native American and Spanish cooking styles, herbs, and spices.
633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, 805/564-4333, hiltonsantabarbararesort.com.
Originally published in Santa Barbara SEASONS Summer 2018 Issue