Santa Barbara, CA

Rehabilitation of an historic Inn to regain world-class recognition and stature.

Member of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

AAA Four Diamond Award

The resort is a historic property that had been a famous “hideaway” for the rich and famous of Hollywood since the 1940’s. Retained after purchase of property by Auberge Resorts to bring this 110-year-old landmark resort in Santa Barbara back to its former grandeur after 20 years of neglect.

Developed the multi year master plan that provided for a complete renovation of the 52 guest cottages, restaurant and bar, pool and fitness center and horse facilities. Implemented new operating and service standards at the property that resulted in achievement of international recognition by travel media. The road map put in place for both the physical and operating renovations for the property has resulted in the property being ranked as the #4 hotel in the world in 2010 by Travel & Leisure magazine.

Accolades and Awards

  • Travel & Leisure – Top 100 – 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
  • Conde Nast Gold List – 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
  • Forbes Traveler – Top 400 – 2009, 2008