Santa Barbara just welcomed its newest hotel, Courtyard Santa Barbara Downtown, a Courtyard by Marriott hotel, and Saint Remy restaurant. Behind the reinvented hotel is Andrew Firestone, former star of ABC’s The Bachelor and co-founder with Jess Parker of StonePark Capital, a Santa Barbara-based hospitality development company. Following a complete transformation, the 122-room modern, coastal hotel is located in the heart of everything the American Riviera has to offer. Saint Remy will join the local dining scene, featuring a laid-back retro-inspired design and offering Mediterranean coastal cuisine with a locally-sourced menu. The property is managed by Azul Hospitality Group, a San Diego-based hospitality management platform focused primarily on lifestyle hotels and resorts.
Catalina Island, named as one of the country’s favorite islands by readers of Conde Nast Traveler, is famous for its Mediterranean vibe, outdoor activities, and open spaces. This trend continues beyond summer with more room to roam, cooler weather to incredible savings. Now through March 17, 2023, Catalina Express and hotel partners offer combination boat and accommodations packages at more than 10 hotels in Avalon as part of its popular annual “Best of Winter” offering.
The holidays are just around the corner and in the spirit of the season, OC hotels and resorts are full of holiday happenings. From Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club’s Merry Movies on the Grand Lawn to Lido House, an Autograph Collection’s Holiday Hideaway Winter Market, there are plenty of activities to make the whole family smile this holiday season.
Following an extensive transformation, VEA Newport Beach invites guests and locals to “renew their view” and experience the newly reimagined property. Formerly the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, the hotel underwent a comprehensive refresh, transitioning into an all-new Southern California luxury destination. Now, guests can immerse in the pier-inspired welcome experience and lobby, check into the new coastal-inspired luxury guest rooms, indulge and imbibe in the three new restaurant and bar concepts, experience the wellness-focused SpaVEA and high-performance fitness center, and visit the destination pool experience.