El Encanto by Orient Express Opens Soon in Santa Barbara

El Encanto by Orient-Express, Santa Barbara

Mark your calendars. The March 18 opening date of El Encanto is fast approaching and we can barely contain our excitement. The legendary hotel—a favorite hideaway for celebrities—has been given a new lease on life thanks to a big renovation by Orient-Express. You’ll find 92 California-style bungalows surrounded by lushly landscaped gardens on a hilltop overlooking Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean beyond. You couldn’t ask for a more romantic setting.

Managed by Laura McIver, El Encanto will have a seven-room spa, a gorgeous outdoor swimming pool, a ballroom with private terrace (we hear wedding bells), and a destination restaurant serving up contemporary California-coastal cuisine (organic and locally sourced ingredients, of course) and a Santa Barbara dedicated wine list. For more information, visit www.elencanto.com

Photo via Facebook.com/ElEncantoHotel 

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