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By Elite Traveler | January 13 2020
Santa Barbara’s Spanish colonial style lives on at this historic seaside resort, first built in 1927. It covers 22 acres dominated by lush, tropical greenery, with direct access to the beach and fine views over the Pacific Ocean. There’s lots to do: casino gaming, golf, wine tastings with the in-house vintner, plus the six dining concepts — most are alfresco and beachside. The hotel’s indoor-outdoor style is best enjoyed in the new Ty Warner Villa, a residential-style one-bedroom villa that’s whimsical and colorful. The oceanfront villa has an expansive terrace with a private plunge pool, outdoor fireplace, loungers and beach access. Inside, design details include a marble-backed wet bar, French doors, bright wallpaper and hand-laid mosaic tiles on the many indoor fireplaces and the shower.
Guests of the suite will also have exclusive access to one of the Four Seasons’ extraordinary experiences. In partnership with Helinet Aviation, guests are able to depart from The Private Suite at LAX, an exclusive terminal where you de-plane and are transferred to the suite via a BMW. Your baggage will be brought to you while you indulge in gourmet snacks, champagne or coffee. After you arrive to the suite, you will be chartered to the hotel via private helicopter. Soar high along the California coast to Montecito, where you will have a private car (with wine and refreshments) waiting for you to whisk you off to the Ty Warner Villa.