SANTA BARBARA, Calif.

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara reopened following a nearly five-month closure caused by the California mudslides. The resort, which sits on 22 oceanfront acres, was restored, including work to the landscaping, some back-of-house areas and guest rooms.

Originally built in 1927 by architect Reginald Johnson, the resort is known for its authentic Spanish Colonial splendour, picturesque oceanside location and exemplary service. New this summer, the property’s Anacapa Suite will open in July, offering guests 2,500 square feet of livable luxury overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Butterfly Beach. Adding to the selection of specialty suites and bungalows, the Anacapa Suite will feature a 15- by 17-foot plunge pool, fire pit and private driveway, and includes complimentary access to the private-membership Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club.

"On behalf of our 600 passionate and dedicated employees, I am thrilled to announce that our iconic resort is back – and better than ever," says Karen Earp, general manager of Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. "We look forward to welcoming our guests 'home' to experience the best of the American Riviera, beginning with our prime summer season."

Resort amenities include 15,000 square feet of meeting space, including two ballrooms and nine meeting rooms; multiple food and beverage outlets; and a full-service spa.