Belmond Media Centre

04 June 2019


Celebrating 101 years on Highway 101, Belmond El Encanto, the original Hollywood hideaway, marks the occasion by paying homage to silver screen glamour with a series of special events that capture the romance and nostalgia of the golden age of cinema. Experiences include driving a vintage car along highway 101, movie nights under the stars showcasing the best of California on film, limited edition picnic hampers for day tripping along the pacific coast and celebration cocktails.


Arriving in true Hollywood style, guests can take a vintage car along the iconic Highway 101 to the American Riviera and escape to one of Santa Barbara’s most romantic retreats set in the tranquil hills. The ultimate road tripper’s dream becomes a reality as they get behind the wheel of a Porsche Speedster or 1965 Ford Mustang.


The hotel’s picturesque swimming pool provides the perfect setting for movie nights under the stars where a series of film screenings run throughout the summer months, showcasing Californian favourites through the years, from The Graduate (1967) to LA Confidential (1997) and Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988).


Bespoke picnic baskets are prepared by the hotel chef for guests to accompany them on adventures in the Golden State including sailing trips, relaxing days at the beach or a glamorous day at a Santa Barbara polo match. The luxurious, limited-edition hampers feature delicious, locally sourced treats such as homemade chocolate candies and gourmet popcorn.


Belmond El Encanto creates a special menu of celebratory cocktails inspired by the hotel’s glamorous legacy. Guests can enjoy the refreshing ‘101 Spritz’ or the warm and spicy ‘American Riviera’. A vintage cocktail cart will deliver these tasty tipples to poolside guests throughout the summer season and lawn games such as croquet and bocce are available to pass the time whilst enjoying the sweeping views of Santa Barbara and the sparkling Pacific Ocean.


After a day exploring the enchanting Sunstone Winery and feeding the senses with some of the best organic wines in the region, expertly paired with artisanal charcuterie, guests can retreat to the hotel spa and indulge in a personalised treatment.


Guests can choose from two packages:

The ‘101 Escape to The American Riviera’ package is priced from $1,170 for a two-night stay, based on two people sharing, excluding taxes and service charge. T&Cs apply*

- Luxury accommodation

- Dinner for two in the Dining Room ($150 USD per stay)

- Limited edition vintage picnic hamper

- Limited edition cocktails in the lounge ($40 USD Lounge credit per stay)

The ‘101 Years of Style’ package is priced from

- Luxury Suite accommodation

- Welcome Champagne and Oysters

- Vintage Car rental

- Limited edition vintage picnic hamper

- Limited edition cocktails in the lounge ($40 USD Lounge credit per stay)

- Sunstone Winery experience

- 101 minutes of signature spa pampering per person, per stay ($760 USD Spa credit per stay)

*Valid for travel June 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020, subject to availability. Restrictions may apply. Cannot be combined with other packages or offers.

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About Belmond Ltd. 

Belmond Ltd., part of the world's leading luxury group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, has been a pioneer of luxury travel for more than 40 years, building a passion for authentic escapes into a portfolio of one-of-a-kind experiences in some of the world’s most inspiring and enriching destinations. 

Since the acquisition of the iconic Hotel Cipriani in Venice in 1976, Belmond has continued to push industry boundaries, taking discerning global travellers on surprising and unforgettable journeys spanning land, water, adventure and relaxation, with international acclaim. The portfolio of 46 properties extends across 24 countries, encompassing three luxury safari lodges, two river cruises, seven luxury trains, including the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, and the legendary ‘21’ restaurant in New York. From historic city landmarks like Belmond Cadogan Hotel and Belmond Copacabana Palace to hidden retreats at Belmond Cap Juluca and Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor, each incomparable property has its own timeless story to tell, yet the hallmarks of the brand thread through them all: heritage, craftsmanship, and a reputation for genuine, unscripted service in an unrivalled location create exceptional experiences that stir the soul.

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