The celebrated California resort perched at the edge of the continent announced a multimillion-dollar re-imagination.
Ventana Big Sur, the celebrated California resort perched at the edge of the continent overlooking the Pacific coastline, announced a multimillion-dollar re- imagination to coincide with a fall 2017 reopening. The intimate 59-room resort will introduce “distinctive experiences that invite guests to discover, inspire and create.” The high-end resort debuts with new outdoor spaces including the spectacular Ocean Meadow event lawn, transformative guest programming and the debut of a glamping program in the redwood-canopied forest. 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.
“For over 40 years Ventana has inspired and enchanted travelers the world over. There are certain places in the world that leave us changed. That inspire us. That help us connect to both nature and ourselves. Perched on the edge of the continent in Big Sur, overlooking the dramatic California coastline, Ventana is just such a place,” says the resort.
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. Room rates will start at $675 per night. Redwood Canyon Glampsites will start at $325 per night. For an additional resort fee of $100, glampers can enjoy access to Spa Alila, the Social House, the resort’s two pools and the fitness center.
The Social House, situated at the heart of the resort, will offer a space for the 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.
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. 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.
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
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.
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.
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.