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Special Offers at Hotel Californian

The Santa Barbara property launched two notable opportunities for meetings and events large and small.

By Amanda Christensen

Image of the facade of Hotel Californian. April 24, 2023
Hotel Californian facade CREDIT Hotel Californian

Composed of three separate buildings featuring 121 guest rooms, opulent indoor and outdoor function spaces, and an elevated interior design throughout by celebrity designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Hotel Californian also recently added two special offers to its menu of group opportunities.

Hotel Californian's Chaplin room. April 24, 2023
Hotel California’s Chaplin room CREDIT Hotel Californian

For larger groups, the American Riviera Hotel Buyout is a full buyout option when all 121 rooms are booked. Incentives with the offer include the following per a prepared statement:

  • A complimentary Hospitality Hour featuring house wine, beer, and a chef’s choice of appetizers upon day of arrival
  • One complimentary guest room for every 50 booked and used room nights
  • A waived meeting room rental with a minimum of $100,000 in food and beverage commitment
  • A 10% discount on audiovisual equipment from an on-site company
  • Three complimentary 60-minute treatments at the hotel’s Majorelle Spa
  • Ten complimentary welcome amenities
  • Two complimentary room nights for site inspection
  • Two roundtrip transfers to and from Santa Barbara Airport

If planners are interested in the buyout opportunity, contracts must be signed by Dec. 31, 2023.

Hotel Californian's outdoor function space, Court of Fatima. April 24, 2023
Hotel Californian’s Court of Fatima outdoor function space at the hotel’s Californian Building CREDIT Hotel Californian

The second meetings and events opportunity caters to smaller groups. Take advantage of the Curated Savings in the Funk Zone option for 10 or more guest rooms per night for two consecutive nights. The offer is complemented by the following incentives:

  • A waived nightly resort fee
  • One complimentary upgrade with a special amenity of the hotel’s choice per every 25 booked room nights
  • One complimentary guest room per every 50 booked and used roomed nights
  • A 10% discount on audiovisual equipment through an on-site company
  • Complimentary general sessions rental
  • A 20% discount on treatments at the property’s Majorelle Spa

Contracts for this option must be signed by May 31, 2023, and groups need to plan their events under this contract by Dec. 31, 2023.

Each building of the hotel boasts standout options for meeting and event spaces. The State Building features the 2,850-square-foot Alhambra Ballroom, which is elegantly engulfed in black-and-white Moroccan tile. The ballroom sits next to the 4,500-square-foot Court of Califia event lawn.

Atop the fourth floor of the property’s Californian Building is the 3,500-square-foot Mirador rooftop offering panoramic views of the coastline and Santa Ynez Mountains. The rooftop works well for up to 180 guests. Hotel Californian’s third building, the Mason Building, features five flexible meeting rooms ideal for groups of up to 60 in each. Additional on-site amenities include several food and beverage options, such as Djinn Library Bar for cocktails and Blackbird Cocktail Lounge and Restaurant for drinks and light bites.

To explore the local Santa Barbara area, the hotel sits right at the entrance to the area’s Funk Zone neighborhood featuring an enclave of wine tasting rooms, breweries, boutiques, and restaurants that make group activities easy and accessible. Rent bikes at Wheel Fun Rental for a shoreline ride, sip a menu of reds and white wines at Santa Barbara Winery, or sit down for some sushi and other Japanese delights at the nearby OKU restaurant.