TRAVEL ATTACHÉ | SANTA BARBARA / by Brackett Bilodeau

 Image courtesy of blog.visitcalifornia.co.kr

 Image courtesy of blog.visitcalifornia.co.kr

Old-school California glam meets modern seclusion at the latest addition to the Belmond family, El Encanto. The stunning Forbes five-star property reopened its doors in 2013 following a seven year renovation, restoring the 1918 icon to its original grandeur suited to contemporary luxury and boasting amenities far beyond a seasoned traveler’s dreams. Perfectly manicured grounds surround the landmark cluster of buildings and bungalows, perched on a picturesque hill overlooking the dreamy Santa Barbara skyline illuminated by night and by day, a panoramic view enjoyed from nearly every corner of El Encanto’s sparkling novelty. When not tucked away in their suites or on their terraces, guests are invited to explore the trellised arbor, serene lily pond, brand-new swimming pool, expansive spa, and more with a complimentary private shuttle at the ready for the occasional trip to explore Santa Barbara on a whim. Luxury Attaché clients enjoy upgrades upon arrival, continental in-room or restaurant breakfast, resort and hotel credit, and flexible check-in and checkout privileges. Contact your Travel Attaché to book your next trip.