This month, the lavish Rosewood in Montecito opened its doors to guests looking for the ultimate in stylish living. Situated on Southern California’s most exclusive and beautiful Miramar Beach in Santa Barbara, the arrival of this super-luxe hotel has been highly anticipated by locals and visitors alike. With six dining venues, a classy cocktail bar, a burger and ice cream shack as well as the usual hotel amenities, such as a state-of-the-art fitness studio and poolside bar, this hotel may quickly become the hub of the Montecito community.
The resort also features the goop Sundries Shop—Gwyneth Paltrow’s California-inspired wellness store—where visitors can pick up the celebrity’s approved favourites. Hotel guests will also be able to purchase beach essentials in the minibar.
For food lovers, the farm-to-table restaurant Malibu Farm will provide guests with a stimulating culinary fix during their stay. Drawing inspiration from its Montecito surroundings, Helene Henderson’s restaurant is the perfect mash-up of stylish luxury and beachy vibes. With a phenomenal selection of creative dishes and a plant-based menu, there’s something for everyone to get stuck into.
Here are some of our other favourite California hotels that have recently opened or are opening soon.
Autocamp, Yosemite Mariposa County
For those who love the idea of sleeping in the great outdoors but are accustomed to a certain level of luxury, consider glamping in the Golden State. New to Yosemite National Park, this collection of vintage-looking Airstreams (silver bullet trailers) and luxury tents offer guests all the amenities of a modern boutique hotel. Instead of walking in off the city streets, guests can walk straight off the hiking trail, and relax surrounded by nature, local food, wine and beautiful design.
The Guild Hotel, San Diego
At The Guild Hotel, modernity and nostalgia work hand in hand to provide guests with an enticing stay in downtown San Diego. Opening in May 2019, the former military YMCA landmark’s Italian Renaissance and original grand staircase will be sure to attract guests. With the building’s history visible at every turn and the added touch of modern design—including a subterranean pool, a signature restaurant and a two-bedroom penthouse with a private rooftop deck—make for a very unique stay.
1 Hotel, West Hollywood
A stay in this plush hotel will reward you with sweeping views from Downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica. Launching in June 2019, the latest 1 Hotel in West Hollywood will feature two penthouses and a rooftop cocktail lounge with unrivalled views of the skyline. The property will continue to live by the brand’s approach to a more sustainable way of living by drawing inspiration from the land, sea and the abundant sunshine that is so prevalent in Southern California.
Andaz, Palm Springs
Opening in autumn 2019 and tipped by Forbes to be this year’s “Most Exciting Hotel Opening in the U.S.,” the Andaz Palm Springs hotel is luxury at its finest. Situated in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, the hotel will sit above a floor of high-end shops to create a luxury village atmosphere. The grounds will include a garden area with incredible views of the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains, and if you’re prone to South American food cravings, the onsite Argentinian kitchen Amica should make your taste buds tingle. With a poolside bar and luxury spa, this hotel makes for the perfect indulgent stay.