Orient-Express Hotels, the Bermuda-based luxury travel firm that owns and operates the newly-reopened El Encanto hotel in Santa Barbara, reported an $8.3 million loss on revenue of $103.2 million for the first quarter. That’s a slight improvement over a $14.4 million loss during the same time period last year, and officials said in the May Read More →
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El Encanto, the historic Santa Barbara hotel that’s set to reopen in March after seven years of renovations, has appointed Laura McIver as its general manager. McIver, whose first official day on the job is Aug. 6, will lead the luxury resort through its second grand opening. She was general manager at Canary Hotel in Read More →
The international hotel firm behind El Encanto Hotel in Santa Barbara has received $45 million in construction financing for the project and plans to open the luxury hilltop villas by late 2012. When all is said and done, Orient-Express Hotels will have spent more than $90 million to buy and renovate a project it’s not Read More →