Fess Parker Resort to rebrand as Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort after renovation

Hilton and the Fess Parker family have started the second phase of the complete renovation and rebranding of the former Fess Parker, A Doubletree by Hilton Resort in Santa Barbara, Calif. Upon completion, the hotel will be known as Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort.

Los Angeles-based Atwater Inc. Studio was involved in the renovation. 

The first phase of the interior renovation started in October 2017. It included the refurbishment of the guestrooms, lobby, Roundhouse Restaurant and Java Del Mar, the resort's coffee bar.

Phase two of the renovation consists of the resort's meeting space, including two ballrooms, the ballrooms' foyers, meeting rooms and the public restrooms nearby.

The entire renovation is scheduled to be completed in Q2 2018.

Originally built in 1986, the property will still managed by Hilton and jointly owned by Park Hotels & Resorts along with Fess Parker's children.