Developers forecast a long cycle for hotel investments
Tourism activity in wine country and an influx of foreign visitors are driving the interest of developers from inside and outside the Tri-Counties.
McIver departs El Encanto, heads for Tuscon
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 →
Hummingbird Nest rezoning paves way for Simi’s first 5-star resort
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.
Kimpton raises flag in Goleta
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 →
Kimpton Hotels veteran set to take Canary under her wing
More changes are afoot at Kimpton’s Canary Hotel in downtown Santa Barbara.
Kimpton arrives: Bay Area chain gets coveted locale
Besides a slight name tweak, Kimpton will barely make any changes Canary Hotel.
Canary to join Kimpton’s flock — Deal price puts premium on Santa Barbara hotel market
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.