Pacific Hospitality Group invested more than $20 million into the renovation of the 78-acre Bacara Resort & Spa, a beachfront property. Improvements, which will be completed in November, will include a Foley wine-tasting room, a new coffee bar, a refreshed seaside restaurant and an upgraded poolside bar.
All 358 rooms, suites and luxury retreats, ranging in size from 450 square feet to 3,700 square feet, are undergoing a more modern transformation while honoring the resort’s Spanish Colonial look and feel. Designed by Kay Lang + Associates, the guestrooms will – upon completion – have four poster platform beds with linen panels, upholstered headboards, pillow top mattresses, bedding by Frette and custom-designed embroidered shams and throws.
In addition, the rooms will have 48-inch LED televisions; four-fixture marble bathrooms with soaking tubs, and walnut bathroom vanities with added storage; locally-inspired artwork and vintage Santa Barbara photography. Other offerings will include iPad minis with a Bacara-branded mobile app for ordering room service, spa, valet and restaurant services also slated for November.
During the renovation process, more than $150,000 worth of the previous guestroom furnishings was donated to Habitat for Humanity, Catholic Charities, Hands and Feet and other local organizations.