Between the Montecito Inn, Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore and San Ysidro Ranch, Montecito is known for it's luxurious and sophisticated vacation destinations. However, Rosewood Hotels and Resorts has just announced they will be the new guys in town by 2018. KEYT news shared that the project is to bring back the tourism tax dollars to the county. Estimating that it will bring $3 million sales and bed taxes. The Miramar Beach Hotel resort closed in 2000 losing the county $2 million per year since it's shut down. Rosewood will be opening it's doors in the exact same historic location.
Rosewood hotels and resorts has locations all over the world including the US, Mexico, London, and even locations in Asia such as Hong Kong and Beijing. Their Los Cabos Mexico location has been attracting Hollywood's finest A-list celebrities since the 1940's according to Yahoo making the top of the list for "5 Family Friendly Resorts that Celebrities Love".
I think it is safe to say Montecito and the rest of Santa Barbara county alike is excited for this long awaited re-opening.
"Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito to Open in 2018
Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito will open in 2018 approximately 80 miles northwest of Los Angeles within the county of Santa Barbara. Montecito is renowned for its stunning landscape, pleasant year-round climate and spectacular residential architecture. The resort will be located on the site of the former Miramar Beach Hotel, an important landmark in the local community, and will serve as a world-class destination.
Spread over nearly 16 acres of prime beachfront real estate, the resort will offer 124 guestrooms and 37 suites, many of which will be located in single-story cottages and bungalows. The resort’s private beach is considered to be one of the most beautiful and secluded beaches in Santa Barbara. Amenities at Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito will include an oceanfront bar and restaurant with an outdoor terrace, a signature restaurant, two swimming pools, a Sense® spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and an exclusive membership-only beach club.
In addition, there will be 12,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, including a 6,000-square-foot ballroom."
Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito to Open 2018