The El Encanto, Santa Barbara has reopened, welcoming guests with a beautifully appointed full service spa and a signature restaurant featuring California coastal cuisine with a French flair by Chef Patrice Martineau. The resort also features a regionally dedicated wine list, a sumptuous outdoor infinity edge swimming pool, a window-lined ballroom with a private terrace, and an array of outdoor event venues.
Located 90 minutes from Los Angeles on California’s American Riviera, the meticulously restored El Encanto will reopen in Santa Barbara in March 2013 as part of the luxurious and iconic Orient-Express portfolio. Nestled on seven-acres of gloriously landscaped gardens with a historic trellised lined arbour and lily pond, El Encanto enjoys sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean from its commanding hilltop perch. The secluded retreat will feature 92 California-style bungalows.