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Ventana Big Sur, the celebrated California resort, perched on a hillside among redwoods overlooking California’s Central Coast, has recently announced a multi-million-dollar re-imagination for the Fall 2017 reopening. The intimate 59-room resort will introduce distinctive experiences that invite guests to discover, inspire and create.
The opening of Ventana Big Sur also marks the North American debut of Alila Hotels & Resorts, the celebrated luxury boutique hotel brand recently recognized as one of the top hospitality brands in the world.
“We are so excited to once again welcome guests to Ventana Big Sur. For over 40 years Ventana has inspired and enchanted travelers the world over,” said Kristina Jetton, general manager of Ventana Big Sur. “Our new outdoor spaces including the spectacular Ocean Meadow event lawn, transformative guest programming and the debut of a glamping program in our redwood-canopied forest will celebrate the uplifting spirit and mesmerizing energy that have inspired travelers to explore Big Sur for decades.”
Social House | The Social House, situated at the heart of the resort, will offer a space for our guests to connect and socialize. An experience coordinator will be available to arrange activities while spaces will include an outdoor patio and lounge featuring a fire pit and redwood tables, a Library & Music Room, Game Room and Bar Room.
Accommodations | The resort’s 59 guest rooms, suites and villas will emerge as refreshed sanctuaries tucked away among the resort’s meadows and redwoods, many featuring a private balcony or patio with mountain or ocean views. Luxury soaking tubs and fireplaces will offer a space for inspiration and introspection, while accessories such as walking sticks and lanterns will encourage guests to discover the great outdoors.
The Sur House restaurant | The Sur House restaurant, helmed by Executive Chef Paul Corsentino, rises high above the Pacific where the forest and sea converge. Drawing on his vast experiences in kitchens across the country, Corsentino will craft coastal cuisine — using Pacific-sourced seafood, free-range meats from local farmers and homemade accoutrements — inspired by the sustainable ingredients of California’s Central Coast and the melting pot of America’s great culinary cities.
Weddings, Meetings and Events | With 12,000 square feet of unique indoor and outdoor space surrounded by the vast expanse of Big Sur, Ventana is an inspiring setting for productive meetings, memorable events, weddings and celebrations. New fall 2017 enhancements, such as the new Ocean Meadow Lawn, will provide a wealth of opportunities to help guests harness the region’s adventurous spirit. Framed by both the ocean and forest, the new 7,000-square-foot Ocean Meadow Lawn will be an awe-inspiring setting with space for up to 200 guests.
Spa Alila and Pools | Spa Alila will embody the magical “Essence of Big Sur” through the use of nature’s local healing elements enhanced by Spa Alila’s Asian roots. Amenities will include an aromatherapy steam shower, as well as relaxation decks and two outdoor cabanas overlooking the redwood forest, with soaking tubs and massage tables for couple’s treatments. Guests can relax at two outdoor pools — the Meadow Pool, which will feature a new jetted infinity-edge hot tub, and the clothing-optional Mountain Pool with adjacent Japanese hot baths.
Glass House Gallery | The brand-new Glass House Gallery will showcase works of art including paintings, sculptures, jewelry, ceramics and photography from some of the most renowned artists along the California Central Coast. A deck with sweeping views will offer a unique location for intimate gatherings and breathtaking vistas.
Alila Experience Program | The resort’s new signature guest-activities program will offer mind-body-soul experiences that help guests develop a deeper connection to oneself, one’s partner and the natural world, in profound and playful ways that invite discovery such as drum circles and quartz bowl energy sound baths.
Redwood Canyon Glampsites | The new glamping program in Ventana’s redwood forest will offer a rustic-luxury twist on traditional camping. Fifteen safari-style, canvas tents spanning a 20-acre canyon will each feature inspired cabin-style décor, a custom-designed plush glamping mattress with luxury hotel linens and other comforts. Glampers will experience the splendor of the outdoors while still relishing all the amenities and services of a world-class resort, including daily housekeeping service, nightly turndown service and more. The brand-new glamping Bath House will offer a more refined outdoor experience with teak-enclosed showers with subway tile, heated floors, full hotel amenities, marble vanities and restroom facilities.
Be Among the First to Experience the Re-imagined Ventana Big Sur. For more information, please visit www.ventanabigsur.com.