Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara, CA

Hirst with concierge desk

Santa Barbara’s only Forbes Five-Star resort is an enchanting hideaway for those who cherish privacy and serenity.  One of the most iconic hotels in Santa Barbara, Belmond El Encanto sits high in the hills amid lush gardens with views across the town and ocean. A landmark since the 1920s, its original architectural features have been lovingly brought back to life, while modern additions include an expansive outdoor swimming pool and beautiful boutique spa. True to its Californian roots, this luxury hotel combines glamour with laidback style.

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Butterflies with staircase

DPA Fine Art worked with the resort’s design team to select fine artwork for all of the resort’s public spaces including a beautiful royal blue butterfly site specific installation by renowned artist– Paul Villinski.