Hotel Californian | June 29, 2022
Foley Entertainment Group, which operates Hotel Californian in Santa Barbara, California, has today announced the promotion of Warren Nocon to Executive Vice President of the company’s hotel division, overseeing the strategic operations of Hotel Californian, Hotel Les Mars in Healdsburg, and Black Walnut Inn & Vineyard in Dundee, Oregon. Previously, Nocon served as Managing Director of Hotel Californian. In his new role as Executive Vice President, Nocon will manage all aspects of the day-to-day operations including sales and marketing, revenue management, spa, guest rooms, food and beverage and catering of all three properties. He wil...
THE FOLEY ENTERTAINMENT GROUP | September 14, 2021
SANTA BARBARA, CA – September 14, 2021 – Lee & Associates, a leader in commercial real estate services throughout North America, announces one of the largest-ever sales of hotel property in Santa Barbara, the Hotel Californian located at the front door of the city’s booming Funk Zone has traded to one of businessman Bill Foley’s companies for an undisclosed figure. The deal, which closed September 1, was led by local Santa Barbara commercial real estate firms Radius Commercial Real Estate and Lee & Associates Central Coast, with Austin Herlihy and Chris Parker of Radius representing the seller, and Steve Leider and Cl...
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GCommerce | October 8, 2020
Park City, UT, October 8, 2020 - GCommerce, a leading hospitality digital marketing agency, partnered with Hotel Californian, Santa Barbara's ultimate urban luxury resort destination, in order to boost the hotel's digital marketing efforts. Looking to drive increased revenue through its website, the property took advantage of GCommerce’s Performance-Based Fee Model, which provided access to GCommerce's full suite of digital marketing services for a nominal commission on direct bookings. Linked through Preferred Hotels & Resorts Alliance Partner program, the two launched their partnership in January 2020, and despite the effects of ...
Hotel Californian | August 14, 2019
Santa Barbara, Calif. (August 14, 2019) – Shaking up the culinary scene in Santa Barbara’s trendsetting Funk Zone neighborhood, Hotel Californian announces the appointment of a new Executive Chef, Travis Watson, who will lead the creation of a fresh culinary experience at Blackbird. The signature restaurant will relaunch in Fall 2019 as Bar Blackbird, a lively and upscale bar-first concept, featuring an inventive cocktail program from Houston Hospitality veteran Devon Espinosa and celebrating the intersection of food and beverage on California’s Central Coast. Chef Travis will also infuse new culinary inspiration throughout the resor...
Hotel Californian | March 7, 2017
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (March 7, 2017) – Santa Barbara's most anticipated luxury property, the Hotel Californian, is proud to announce the appointment of Alexander La Motte as executive chef for the new 121-room resort hotel set to debut this summer. In this role, the talented La Motte will oversee all of the hotel's culinary operations, including its exquisite Mediterranean and Contemporary American restaurant and the gourmet café, as well as a hands-on role creating customized offerings for special events and celebrations. "We're thrilled to have Alexander lead our culinary program," said Carlos Lopes, managing director of...
Hotel Californian | March 7, 2017
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (March 7, 2017) – Santa Barbara's most anticipated new luxury property, the Hotel Californian, is excited to announce the executive team to lead this 121-room coastal retreat. Having led some of the finest hotel properties in the world including the Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles, Carlos Lopes brings his unparalled pedigree and experience to the Hotel Californian team as managing director. Industry veterans Warren Nocon and Ellen Adelman will join the Hotel Californian team to head up hotel operations and sales and strategic marketing. Together, Lopes, Nocon and Adelman bring decades of luxury hospitality exper...
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