ETC has journeyed to the Canary Islands and returned with a slice
of the Islands' natural beauty and serenity intact. From the nature
songs that fill the air around the arriving guests to the subtle
Spanish art that graces the walls, you sense you are in a special
space, familiar yet unfamiliar, the Spanish elements blending smoothly
with the local architecture and culture, but lighter, more playful;
irresistibly inviting and soothing.
Formerly the Hotel Andalucia, the site has undergone a complete
makeover including all 97 rooms and suites, the lobby, and porte
cochere, as well as the addition of Coast Restaurant & Bar, imported
directly from Shutters on the Beach, where it is already a success
just months after opening.
The lobby, guest rooms and suites have all benefited from the
expert hand of famed interior designer Michael S. Smith, whose
inspired blend of rarified antiques, rich colors and textures, and
familiar materials mixed with a dash of the exotic convey a richly
layered, personal style that can best be described as classic mix of
town and country. Rich dark wood floors with seagrass matting, a
statement walnut four-poster bed dressed in crisp Matelasse and ikat
printed upholstery all speak of the quality one would choose for their
own home. Downstairs in the lobby, things are spiced up a bit with
inspiration taken from Morocco and the Spanish isles and perfectly
suited to become Santa Barbara's gathering spot.
Coast Restaurant and Bar will be the ideal addition to the Santa
Barbara dining scene, with its street level location and menu of
updated comfort fare centered around what is in season at the markets.
Chef Fermin Arias has created a menu inspired by Coast Santa Monica,
but he has adapted it for Santa Barbara, and as a perfect partner for
the relaxed and lively atmosphere where guests will likely want to
visit a few times a week.
The building's iconic rooftop has also been redone and coined The
Perch. It's the ideal spot for weddings or for lounging by the pool
with 360-degree views spanning from the mountains to the Pacific.
Canary Hotel also has several great spots for social events and
meetings, be it a charity gala, company off-site meeting or a wedding.
A ballroom and spacious, well-equipped meeting rooms and The Perch
allow for so many varied functions.
Service at Canary Hotel will be polished, but relaxed and friendly
making it the perfect place to work, play and nest in Santa Barbara.
ETC hotels are well known for their sense of whimsy and quality
amenities, and Canary Hotel will be no exception. From the signature
surfing tree frog bath toy, Club Canario dog program, to the Personal
Spa brought to your room featuring a menu of aloe-based treatments,
Canary will be a welcome respite in the center of Santa Barbara.
Canary Hotel is a member of Small Leading Hotels and is located at
31 West Carillo Street in Santa Barbara. To make a reservation, call
toll-free 1.877.468.3515 or 1.805.884.0300. www.canarysantabarbara.com.
THE EDWARD THOMAS COLLECTION OF HOTELS
Owner and Operator of Hotel Casa Del Mar, Shutters on the Beach,
and Canary Hotel
The Edward Thomas Collection of Hotels was founded in 1982 by
third-generation hotel and real estate investors Edward and Thomas
Slatkin, whose family previously owned the legendary Beverly Hills
Hotel. In 1994, Beverly Hills-based ETC opened exclusive Shutters on
the Beach in Santa Monica. In 1999, after a $50+ million renovation,
ETC opened a hotel with a history as Santa Monica's "Grande Dame,"
Hotel Casa Del Mar. Both members of The Leading Hotels of the World,
the adjacent, sister and luxury properties are the only hotels in
Santa Monica located right on the sand. Additionally, ETC launched
Canary Hotel, the only full-service luxury hotel in downtown Santa
Barbara, in early 2008. Canary Hotel is a member of The Small Leading
Hotels of The World. ETC's management team includes Partners and
Co-Founders Edward and Thomas Slatkin and President/Chief Operating
Officer Timothy S. Dubois.