Development and Overview

Reopened in March 2013 after an extensive refurbishment, Belmond El Encanto carried out construction work in accordance with a strict waste management program, controlling run-off from the site to preserve city streets, sewers and ultimately, the ocean.

The work incorporated the reuse of salvaged timber and roof tiles, the installation of energy saving air conditioning systems, use of low VOC adhesives, sealants and paints, and the exclusion of all CFC based refrigerants.

The bungalows and main building have been refurbished in accordance with stringent historical regulations.

Sustainability initiatives continue to be embraced comprehensively; they include strict recycling procedures, electricity and water conservation initiatives, and alternative transportation programs for employees.

Water Conservation

Santa Barbara is facing a severe drought and Belmond El Encanto is an active supporter of water conservation measures. Our seven-acre gardens have been designed around drought-resistant trees and plants, and strict water usage measures are in place.

Tactical examples include:

Contact Information

Belmond El Encanto
800 Alvarado Place
Santa Barbara

The Hotel: +1 805 845 5800
US Toll Free: +1 800 393 5315
Fax: +1 805 456 0836

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