Tourism activity in wine country and an influx of foreign visitors are driving the interest of developers from inside and outside the Tri-Counties.
Laura McIver made her mark in the South Coast hotel industry when she took over and turned around downtown Santa Barbara’s Canary Hotel, setting the stage for the property’s sale to boutique chain Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. In 2012, McIver was named general manager for Santa Barbara’s iconic El Encanto Hotel. She took the helm Read More →
Texas billionaire David Saperstein has finally secured approval to have Hummingbird Nest Ranch rezoned, paving the way for Simi Valley’s first five-star resort.
The former Holiday Inn on Calle Real in Goleta will officially start flying the Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants flag in July. The San Francisco-based boutique hotel operator said it has partnered with Newport Beach-based hotel owner Makar Properties to rebrand the 150-room hotel as The Goodland following a renovation. Makar Properties purchased the hotel for Read More →
More changes are afoot at Kimpton’s Canary Hotel in downtown Santa Barbara.
Besides a slight name tweak, Kimpton will barely make any changes Canary Hotel.
The pending sale of Canary Hotel to Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is the third major investment in Santa Barbara area hotels over the past six months.