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Real Estate: Hotel Californian was Santa Barbara’s biggest hotel sale in years

By   /  Friday, November 12th, 2021  /  Columns, Latest news, Real Estate, South Coast, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Real Estate: Hotel Californian was Santa Barbara’s biggest hotel sale in years

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Street Smarts: Foley’s hotel purchase means his wine bar leaves Bacara

By   /  Friday, October 8th, 2021  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Street Smarts: Foley’s hotel purchase means his wine bar leaves Bacara

Let the luxury hotel wine bar wars begin. Now that financier-winery proprietor-Golden Knights NHL team owner Bill Foley owns the Hotel Californian, he’s moving his The Foley Food & Wine Society from the Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Goleta to his newly purchased digs near Santa Barbara’s waterfront. The club will be located at the hotel’s Djinn Read More →

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Bill Foley buys Hotel Californian

By   /  Thursday, September 2nd, 2021  /  Central Coast, Destinations, Latest news, left, Real Estate, Restaurants, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Bill Foley buys Hotel Californian

Foley Entertainment Group, founded by Las Vegas Golden Knights hockey owner and Santa Barbara County wine magnate Bill Foley, has purchased the Hotel Californian on lower State Street in Santa Barbara. Foley Entertainment Group announced the purchase Sept. 1 and did not disclose the price. The property’s assessed value is $33.5 million, according to Santa Read More →

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Checking in with wine at the Hotel Californian

By   /  Friday, January 24th, 2020  /  Destinations, South Coast, Top Stories, Top Story, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Checking in with wine at the Hotel Californian

Santa Barbara’s downtown shopping district is struggling, but there’s plenty of vitality at the Hotel Californian, where the owners of three wineries have located tasting rooms. Wes Hagen, winemaker and spokesman for the hotel’s newest wine tenant, J. Wilkes Wines, said the location is one of the most beautiful spots he’s ever seen for a Read More →

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South Coast hotels find luxury niche

By   /  Friday, October 18th, 2019  /  Top Story  /  Comments Off on South Coast hotels find luxury niche

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SB County hotel bookings rose in 2018 despite Montecito mudslide closures

By   /  Thursday, January 31st, 2019  /  Latest news, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on SB County hotel bookings rose in 2018 despite Montecito mudslide closures

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Santa Barbara County tourism industry outlook good

By   /  Friday, November 2nd, 2018  /  Destinations, Latest news, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara County tourism industry outlook good

With tourism largely rebounding in the aftermath of the winter’s disasters, Visit Santa Barbara unveiled a new branding campaign on Oct 30, along with optimistic lodging forecasts. Data from CBRE Hotels showed an increase in demand for lodging, even as Santa Barbara County absorbed a 6 percent increase in available rooms as new venues like Read More →

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