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Just in Time for Summer the 171-room Hyatt Santa Barbara
in California Completes Renovation

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (May 2, 2012)
Hyatt Santa Barbara is pleased to announce it has officially completed renovations and updates to its 171-room oceanfront landmark hotel. A community and visitor’s destination for generations, Hyatt Santa Barbara has been undergoing extensive renovations to all guest rooms, meeting rooms and public spaces since February 2011.

“We’re very proud of the enhancements made to Hyatt Santa Barbara,” said General Manager Barry Prescott. “We worked diligently to preserve the historic value of the hotel, while still making it feel new and contemporary. There is a lot of competition here and we wanted to create a hotel that can easily accommodate families, couples, wedding parties and business travelers with comfort and style and without pretention.”

Santa Barbara, also known as the American Riviera, is the ultimate playground. From aquatic activities like standup paddle boarding and kayaking to hiking and biking to wine tasting and tours to festivals and farmers markets, there is a reason Santa Barbara is one of the nation’s most renowned destinations. With a reputation for showcasing the quintessential California coastal life, world-class cuisine and subdued glamour, Santa Barbara attracts visitors ranging from presidents, royalty and movie stars to surfers, beach combers and families.

Formerly Hotel Mar Monte, Hyatt Santa Barbara’s $12 million renovation and restoration preserved the hotel’s 80-year history, while simultaneously modernizing its features. Nearly every facet of the hotel received a facelift. Guestrooms were completely updated with a contemporary beach-inspired aesthetic. Carpets and window treatments were replaced, as well as furnishings and linens. Additionally, public spaces like the lobby and pool and deck area were refurbished and include new landscaping and décor. All function spaces were revived with new lighting, paint, carpet and window coverings. The on-property spa received a new name, Oleastro Spa, meaning “wild olive tree.” The hotel’s restaurant, Bistro 1111, received new décor and lounge seating. And, the fitness center was replaced with a Hyatt Stay Fit Gym boasting upgraded equipment and amenities. As a whole, the property was refurbished with a fusion of Spanish Colonial architecture, casual elegance and modern conveniences.

Offering a wide range of amenities and services, Hyatt Santa Barbara’s 171 stylish guestrooms are graced with ocean or mountain views, the Hyatt Grand Bed®, a flat screen HDTV and iHome Stereo with iPod® docking stations. Hotel amenities and services include a heated outdoor pool and whirlpool, fitness center, spa, business center and Bistro 1111 restaurant. In addition, winery tours, beach activities, day trips and much more can be coordinated with the hotel concierge.

Santa Barbara is well known as a destination for weddings and conferences. Hyatt Santa Barbara’s ten thousand square feet of indoor/outdoor unique and flexible meeting space with state-of-the-art technology ensure business and private functions are seamlessly executed. With postcard-perfect ocean views, bougainvillea draped patios and fine cuisine, weddings are dreams come true.

For casual upscale dining, Bistro 1111 offers a stylish Santa Barbara experience for hotel guests and locals alike. With an ocean view setting, the restaurant serves contemporary American cuisine with California flair. At the restaurant’s center is a cozy lounge where guests may enjoy cocktails, light fare and a daily happy hour.

About Hyatt Santa Barbara
Hyatt Santa Barbara has 171 guest rooms offering ocean and mountain views. All rooms are equipped with iHome stereo with iPod® docking station and pampering products. Amenities include heated outdoor pool and whirlpool, seasonal bicycle rentals, Hyatt Stay Fit Gym, high speed Internet, valet parking, concierge services, FastBoardTM and 10,000 square feet of meeting space. Bistro 1111 is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Hyatt Santa Barbara is located at 1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Reservations can be made by calling 805-882-1234. Connect with Hyatt on Facebook.

David McCarthy
Hyatt Santa Barbara

Jennifer Barry
The Barry Group PR

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