Mar Monte Hotel Debuts in Santa Barbara, Calif. and Joins The Unbound Collection By Hyatt Brand
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (August 17, 2020) – The new Mar Monte Hotel, part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand, emerges as Santa Barbara’s newest lifestyle boutique hotel with reimagined guest rooms, two new food and beverage concepts, and programming that reflects the distinct rhythm of the California coast. The 200-room hotel, which was previously operating under the Hyatt Centric brand, serves as a gateway to the American Riviera and is situated across the street from East Beach, just minutes from downtown Santa Barbara and the famed Funk Zone. With the addition of Mar Monte, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand – which was launched in 2016 and is known for experiences that inspire guests to create their own stories and elevated yet unscripted service –grows to 21 hotels globally.
A reincarnation of the historic 1930s Vista Mar Monte, Mar Monte Hotel has been transformed with modern amenities and design following an extensive renovation project to establish a style of contemporary Santa Barbara. Mirroring the rise of the tide, the hotel’s spaces effortlessly flow from indoors to outdoors across three acres of Spanish-influenced grounds, from the hotel lobby and living room, to meeting & event spaces, dining concepts and outdoor terraces.
“The unveiling of Mar Monte Hotel is a proud moment for our entire team. We had a vision to forge a deep connection with the local community and provide inspiration to our guests through unrivaled access to the very best of Santa Barbara,” said Ingrid Braun, general manager, Mar Monte Hotel. “Through this transformation, we’ve not only created an inspiring property and thought-provoking experiences for the spirited lifestyle traveler, but also a warm and welcoming destination for those who call Santa Barbara home.”
Los Angeles-based Beleco led the interior design of Mar Monte Hotel. Bright white walls create an airy and welcoming atmosphere in the lobby and living room. Exposed beam ceilings and arches are complemented by feature chandeliers, terracotta tiled flooring and a large-scale ceramic tile art installation behind the reception desk, bringing Spanish-style elements into the space in a muted earthy color palette.