SANTA BARBARA, Calif.
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort opened its doors. Formerly The Fess Parker, A DoubleTree by Hilton Resort, the property underwent a complete renovation and will remain managed by Hilton and jointly owned by Park Hotels & Resorts along with the Fess Parker family.
“We look forward to this next chapter for the property and to continuing our long-standing partnership with Hilton,” said Eli and Ashley Parker, son and daughter of Fess Parker.
“The resort may have a new look and a new name, but will continue to provide the same first-class visitor experience that has made both locals and travelers feel at home for several decades," they added.
All 360 newly-remodeled guest rooms are appointed with ocean and sky-blue tones, driftwood inspired interiors, private balconies or patios.
The resort offers a wide array of indoor and outdoor event space with over 40,000 square feet of space. The semi-enclosed Plaza Del Sol boasts 180-degree views of the ocean and a connecting rotunda, perfect for beachside events and the Grand Ball Room and Foyer can host large-scale, indoor events for up to 600 guests.
Centrally located, the Hilton Santa Barbara is walking distance from downtown Santa Barbara and easily accessible to Santa Barbara Airport and the Santa Barbara Amtrak Station via complimentary shuttle service. The newly modernized property continues the legacy established by the Fess Parker family while paying homage to the resort’s rich history, stunning location and the unique culture of Santa Barbara.
“From its unbeatable location to legacy of exceptional service, Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort represents everything today’s travelers value,” said Joe Berger, executive VP & president, Americas, Hilton.
Locally-sourced California cuisine is offered at The Roundhouse with a menu that changes daily. Rodney’s Grill serves sustainable seafood and naturally raised meats paired with seasonal ingredients. Wines of the Central Coast can be tasted at the Fess Parker Wine Tasting Room, which offers a self-service wine dispensing system.
The Set features a bistro-style menu and full service bar with views of the ocean and outdoor fire pits. Java Del Mar and the poolside Terraza Del Mar offer casual grab ’n go options.
Hilton Santa Barbra Beach Resort amenities also include the Spa del Mar, and outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, business center, gift shop, car rental desk and offers local experiences such as a Bike, Bites + Brews tour, horseback riding tour, wine tasting, golf and tennis on the three on-site tennis courts.