NEW YORK, April 15, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- Nobu Hospitality, the globally established lifestyle brand founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, is delighted to announce the launch of its London West End hotel.
Expected to open in spring 2020, Nobu Hotel is set in Portman Square W1, steps from Mayfair's vibrant restaurants and independent boutiques and on the edge of Soho's world-famous theatres in the heart of London's West End. The 239-guest rooms and suites, together with a Nobu restaurant, ballroom and meeting facilities are being conceptualized by London-based architecture and interior design firm, David Collins Studio, in conjunction with Make Architects.
Nobu Hotel London Portman Square is owned by London + Regional Hotels and is their third collaboration with Nobu Hospitality including Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay and Nobu Restaurant Monte Carlo.
Trevor Horwell, Chief Executive Officer of Nobu Hospitality says, "We are truly proud to announce the launch of Nobu Hotel London Portman Square, with our trusted partners, London + Regional Hotels. This will be our third Nobu destination together with London + Regional Hotels and sets another stage for creating memorable experiences around food and hospitality. 2019 is an exciting year of Nobu Hotel openings - from Barcelona, Los Cabos, to Chicago."
About Nobu Hotels:
Named one of luxury's 25 Most Innovative Brands by Robb Report, Nobu Hospitality is ranked among an elite selection of global luxury brands. The natural growth of Nobu Hospitality, built on service, image, and reputation, offers the complete spectrum of hotel, restaurant and residence management for unique projects around the world. Founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, with operations spanning five continents, the Nobu brand thrives in the world's capitals as the ultimate destination lifestyle experience. Nobu Hotels have been awarded an array of accolades, including Hottest New Hotels by CNN Travel, Wallpaper Best Urban Hotel, Top North America Hotel Opening by Luxury Travel Advisor, and Luxury Travel Advisor's Award of Excellence. The first Nobu Hotel opened in 2013 as a boutique hotel within Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Nobu Hotel City of Dreams Manila opened in 2014, Nobu Hotel Miami Beach in 2016, Nobu Ryokan Malibu, Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch, Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay and Nobu Hotel Palo Alto opened in 2017, Nobu Hotel Marbella opened in 2018 and Nobu Hotel Los Cabos recently opened in 2019. Nobu Hotels are in development for Barcelona, Riyadh, Chicago, Toronto, São Paulo, Atlanta, Tel Aviv and Warsaw. Nobu is strategically focused on further expanding its global portfolio of hotels through a solid development pipeline. www.nobuhospitality.com. Follow us on Instagram @NobuHotels
Martell® Cognac makes a statement, celebrating visionaries at the intersection of entertainment and culture during the live stream of Martell Home Live. The oldest of the great Cognac Houses in the game pushes the limit once again, with a new type of talk show and digital platform for creatives, and innovators to share their stories.
NEW YORK, April 11, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- Last night, Maison Martell premiered the first episode of Martell Home Live, hosted by the legendary Killer Mike at The Greystone Court, NY. The digital platform highlighted creatives in music, arts and entertainment and was livestreamed on Maison Martell's Facebook and YouTube page.
Martell Home Live Episode 01 was the first in a series of cultural talk shows, which will take place in unconventional locations, in different cities around the world. Each episode of Martell Home Live will feature visionaries and creatives across multiple fields and categories who inspire others to push the culture forward.
Episode 01: Music, Dance & Entertainment, featured special performances by Princess Nokia, Big Freedia with dancers Javier Ninja, Archie Burnett, Dejiavu Ferguson and Charli XCX - all artists who have made a statement in their creative fields, while unapologetically pushing the culture forward. In addition to the dance performances of vogue dance scene legends and the exclusive showcase of pop culture and new underground rap scene artists, the host of the night, Killer Mike, spoke with each performer as they shared stories about their humble beginnings, and how they've stayed true to themselves and their beliefs while on the path of leaving a lasting legacy.
Among special guests in the audience were New York City's trailblazers and Nigerian hip hop artist Mister Incredible who shared his vision on the vibrancy of international hip hop scene.
As the oldest of the great Cognac Houses in the game, Maison Martell has always celebrated audacious ideas and pushed the limits to create some of the most bold and smooth flavors in cognac. In continuing the theme of celebrating creative visionaries those who aim to leave a lasting legacy, Martell Home Live was created.
Additional dates for Martell Home Live episodes highlighting the best in gastronomy & mixology will be revealed in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
Four Seasons to Introduce Luxury Experience in the French Alps with Les Chalets du Mont d'Arbois, Megève, A Four Seasons Hotel
New addition will be a sister property to existing Four Seasons Hotel Megève
MEGÈVE, France, April 10, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- After meticulous renovations and more than EUR 10 million of investment, Les Chalets du Mont d'Arbois, Megève, A Four Seasons Hotel, the historic 5-star hotel of the Edmond de Rothschild family, will open their doors on December 13, 2019 as a Four Seasons experience. Beautifully complementing the existing Four Seasons Hotel Megève, which opened in December 2017, this new addition will extend the exceptional luxury offerings in Megève, marked by Four Seasons quality and service. These sister properties are offered in partnership with Edmond de Rothschild Heritage.
"When we opened Four Seasons Hotel Megève, we knew we were creating something truly exceptional in a very special destination," said Christian Clerc, President, Worldwide Hotel Operations, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. "With the addition of Les Chalets du Mont d'Arbois, the guest experience will be enhanced even more with expansive, beautifully-appointed chalets as well as a Michelin-starred dining experience at Prima, now officially under the Four Seasons brand. Together with the Baroness Ariane de Rothschild, we have elevated the history, elegance and charm of Megève to extraordinary new heights."
"It has been wonderful to partner with Four Seasons, an iconic luxury brand, on a project that has been part of my family's history for many years. We have brought to life a vision for Megève that extends many generations, and created a hotel experience like none other in the region," said Ariane de Rothschild, Chairwoman of the Board of Edmond de Rothschild Group. "I look forward to offering new and returning guests of Megève a new experience within this wonderful destination with Les Chalets du Mont d'Arbois."
Three Unique Offerings: Les Chalets du Mont d'Arbois
Ideally located at the foot of the ski slopes of Mont d'Arbois in the upper region of Megève, and only two kilometres from the existing hotel, Les Chalets du Mont d'Arbois are named after Benjamin and Ariane de Rothschild's first three daughters. The main chalet, renamed Chalet Eve, was bought by Edmond de Rothschild in 1960 to host a celebration to inaugurate the renovation of the family's very first hotel, Le Palace des Neiges.
Along with 25 rooms and suites, Chalet Eve also features the recently awarded Prima Restaurant by Chef Nicolas Hensinger, which now boasts one Michelin Star, adding to the exceptional dining experiences in Megève. Chalet Eve also features a spa with a beautiful indoor/outdoor pool for guests to enjoy the natural surroundings from indoors or outside.
Chalet Noémie was built in 1927 for Baroness Noémie de Rothschild by French architect Henry Jacques Le Même, and was initially the family's private chalet. Its location offers the ultimate in privacy, yet features large windows from which to enjoy the idyllic surrounding scenery. The chalet combines the charm of an old farmhouse with a modern twist.
Chalet Alice, built in 2005 as an extension to Chalet Noémie, is the most recent of the three chalets. Both Chalet Noémie and Chalet Alice can be privately reserved for guests looking for more exclusivity during their stay, and are the perfect option for those travelling with a larger group of friends or family.
Baroness Ariane de Rothschild, deeply involved in the project and the destination, commissioned the renovation from Thierry Curty, under the artistic direction of Pierre-Yves Rochon, who was also the designer in each of the Four Seasons hotels in France. Through successive renovation phases encompassing all the chalets and suites, Les Chalets du Mont d'Arbois have been successfully modernised while conserving the charm of bygone eras. Each chalet features its own personality; Chalet Eve has kept its traditional style, Chalet Noémie features classic luxury décor and refined elegance and Chalet Alice offers a bohemian chic atmosphere. The character and décor of each chalet has been curated to offer distinct yet complementary experiences for guests.
The timeless decoration of alpine chalets remains throughout, with wood-framed windows, exposed ancient beams, aged pine wood, rough stone and traditional alpine fabrics. The interior materials combine in a playful mix of textures, the tactile fabrics creating an eye-catching look and feel. The Rothschild family has left its mark throughout, with the distinct style of each chalet reflecting Benjamin and Ariane de Rothschild's daughters' personalities.
Experiencing Megève with Four Seasons
Guests now have even more opportunities to experience the brand's first European ski destination, enjoying the many sights and activities of the French Alps with the quality and service of Four Seasons. Guests of Les Chalets du Mont d'Arbois can enjoy skiing on the Mont d'Arbois slopes in the winter, along with many more activities that highlight the beauty of Megève.
Those looking for unique travel experiences will be intrigued by Suite Idéal, a mountain 'refuge' suite situated above the L'Idéal 1850 restaurant at the very top of the Mont d'Arbois ski area. Nestled at 1850 metres high (6,000 feet), the outstanding 140 square metre (1,507 square foot) Suite Idéal boasts a Master bedroom and en-suite bathroom equipped with a chromo-therapy Turkish shower and bath, all with magnificent views over the majestic Mont Blanc. With its private hotel services, the Suite can accommodate up to eight people. Guests can be transferred by a Polaris snow quad ride to the restaurants onsite at the hotel or to Megève village. Suite Idéal offers a unique opportunity for couples, friends, and family to experience magical moments in the mountains, up in the stars of the French Alps.
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Juju Chang hosts the three-day, multi-platform event live from the Sierra Nevadas on April 29, 30 and May 1 on PBS and Facebook
NEW YORK, April 8, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- Spring is one of nature's greatest performances – a time of rebirth, renewed energy and dramatic transformations. For three consecutive nights, Monday, April 29 - Wednesday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m. ETon PBS (check local listings) and Facebook, Nature: American Spring LIVE presents the change from winter to spring in real time from iconic locations across America.
Acclaimed news anchor Juju Chang will host the multi-platform event with on-camera experts, including biologist Thor Hanson and entomologist Phil Torres, showing springtime phenomena in ecosystems ranging from the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the Everglades, from inner-city parks to remote wilderness preserves. The series will include a mix of live and pre-taped footage highlighting some of the most pivotal events in nature's calendar.
"Nature throws a party every year, and it's called spring. It is the most active time in the natural world for plants and animals, from birth and rebirth to migrations to pollination," said Nature executive producer Fred Kaufman. "In addition to witnessing incredible wonders, the goal of Nature: American Spring LIVE is to inspire people to go outside and get involved with science. Everyone can play a part in our natural world."
A diverse group of researchers and citizen scientists will investigate how a wide range of organisms respond to the change of seasons. They will share their insights into the natural world, reveal new technologies that make their discoveries possible and encourage audiences to join the adventure of science.
Each episode is built around a central theme chosen to reveal how the new season triggers extraordinary biological change. Live locations include California's Sequoia National Park and Point Reyes National Seashore; Gainesville, Florida, and the Everglades; the Eastern shore of Virginia; a sheep farm in Maine; a black bear den in rural Western Maryland; Mt. Lemmon, Arizona; and Texas' Bracken Cave and Gulf Coast.
Episode 1: "Birth and Rebirth" premieres Monday, April 29 at 8:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings) and facebook.com/PBSNature
Tracing the green wave that sweeps across the continent in spring, see how the rising temperatures and longer days spur plants to awaken and flower, and animals to seek out newly abundant resources for their new families. See bears emerge from hibernation in Maryland and witness the connection that nesting birds have with alligators in the Everglades. Go nest hunting in Arizona and learn how the California wildlands are being reborn after a year of devastating wildfires. Discover how animals have incorporated seasonal change into their life cycles and successful reproductive strategies – all demonstrated by the birth of a lamb in Maine.
Episode 2: "Migration" premieres Tuesday, April 30 at 8:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings) and facebook.com/PBSNature
Breeding and the greening of the landscape are tied to another major spectacle of spring: the mass movements of animals as they take advantage of spring's bounty. Meet the scientists who track the journeys of animals such as butterflies, birds, bison and bats over vast distances, from winter refuge to spring nesting grounds. As they attempt to uncover the precise triggers and timing of migration and its impact on other animal species, the scientists grapple with how these patterns and behaviors may shift due to climate change.
Episode 3: "Connections" premieres Wednesday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings) and facebook.com/PBSNature
Nature's perfect partnerships, precisely synchronized, have evolved over thousands of years. Learn how plants and animals depend on each other to survive. See first-hand how climate change can break those connections, altering the timing of weather and plant growth, and disrupting the delicate relationships between plants and pollinators such as moths, bees and butterflies. Watch a family of wolf cubs explore their den in Minnesota's Voyageurs National Park and learn about their vital connection with the park's ecosystem. Plus, see how bobcats at Point Reyes National Seashore hunt for mice and other small prey.
To encourage audience participation during the live event and beyond, Nature: American Spring LIVE is highlighting projects that rely on everyday citizens to provide data and observations. These citizen science partnerships include the Bird Cams Lab and Celebrate Urban Birds projects (Cornell Lab of Ornithology), The Great Sunflower Project (San Francisco State University), The Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (University of Minnesota Monarch Lab), Track-a-Lilac with Nature's Notebook (USA National Phenology Network), SciStarter (Arizona State University), Next Avenue (Twin Cities PBS), and the National Park Service.
WNET Community Engagement will work with PBS stations in communities across the country in partnership with local science and community-based organizations to encourage diverse audiences to participate in citizen science through a series of training workshops, family events and more.
A robust collection of classroom resources produced by WNET Kids' Media and Education will be hosted on PBS LearningMedia with activities to help teachers get students involved in hands-on science research. Additionally, WNET's Emmy Award-winning series Cyberchase will focus on citizen science in a new primetime special, Space Waste Odyssey, premiering Friday, April 19 at 7 p.m. on the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and live stream.
Nature: American Spring LIVE is the finale of Nature's 37th season on PBS. The series has won more than 700 honors from the television industry, the international wildlife film communities and environmental organizations, including 18 Emmys and three Peabody Awards.
Nature is a production of THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC for WNET and PBS. For Nature, Fred Kaufman is Executive Producer, Bill Murphy is Series Producer and Janet Hess is Series Editor. American Spring LIVE is a production of Berman Productions, Inc. and THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC for WNET. Al Berman is Executive Producer and Ann Johnson Prum is Senior Producer.
Major support for Nature: American Spring LIVE was provided by the National Science Foundation and Anne Ray Foundation.
Additional financial support was provided by the Arnhold Family in memory of Henry and Clarisse Arnhold, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, the Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust, Kathy Chiao and Ken Hao, the Anderson Family Fund, the Filomen M. D'Agostino Foundation, Rosalind P. Walter, the Halmi Family in memory of Robert Halmi, Sr., Sandra Atlas Bass, Doris R. and Robert J. Thomas, Charles Rosenblum, by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and by the nation's public television stations.
Websites: pbs.org/americanspringlive, facebook.com/PBSNature, @PBSNature, instagram.com/pbsnature, youtube.com/naturepbs, #AmericanSpringLivePBS
Take a Virtual Tour of HGTV Smart Home 2019 located in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb of Roanoke, Texas
ATLANTA, April 4, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- In advance of Spring Black Friday, The Home Depot® (NYSE: HD) commissioned a survey of 1,000 Americans* conducted by Wakefield Research to find out how people use their outdoor spaces—front and back yards, patios, decks, etc. The research also revealed the motivation behind completing outdoor projects.
SARASOTA, Fla., April 3, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- Paul Rudolph's internationally acclaimed Umbrella House has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The iconic house, one of Paul Rudolph's first solo projects as a young architect, was commissioned by entrepreneur Philip Hiss in 1952 to be the eye-catching model home for his new Lido Shores development. Architectural Digest has called the building "One of the five most remarkable houses of the mid-twentieth century."
Originally fabricated of wooden uprights and tomato stake slats, the home's "umbrella" shade structure was damaged and then lost in a tropical storm in the 1960s. The house remained "umbrella-less" for 50 years, until its restoration was begun in 2011.
Owners Anne and Bob Essner received notification of the NRHP designation on Feb. 11, 2019. "We knew this house was special and that people should care about its preservation," says Anne, "but we also knew how relentless development forces make these mid-century structures vulnerable to destruction. Once we found out Umbrella House was for sale, we decided we wanted to be the ones to safeguard its future. This beautiful building is one of Sarasota's architectural gems and we are delighted this has been recognized by the National Register."
The Umbrella House is only the 78th building in Sarasota County to receive the historic designation, and only the ninth Sarasota School of Architecture design on that list. Since the restoration, the Essners have given extensive access to the Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF), which hosts on-site events and fundraising tours of the house.
"The Umbrella House amplifies the 'can-do' optimism of post-war America," says SAF board chair Christopher Wilson. "Rudolph created intelligent architecture—simple, well-considered and beautiful. It's unlike anything that came before it."
"This designation is validation," says architect Greg Hall, who oversaw the four-year restoration. "I believe there's long been a prejudice against modernism in the national conversation. To me, this represents a broadening of perspectives. The Sarasota School of Architecture has always been important for us here in Sarasota. Now its importance is being recognized throughout the United States."
The Umbrella House restoration received the 2016 Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Outstanding Achievement Award, 2016 Florida AIA Honor Award of Excellence for Historic Preservation/Restoration and the 2016 Florida Gulf Coast Chapter AIA Honor Award for Historic Preservation and Rehabilitation.
The Sarasota School of Architecture movement, which attracted like-minded architects drawn to the creative energy of those already working in southwest Florida, found its inspiration in part from the post-World War I European Bauhaus style. The Sarasota School is characterized by bold horizontal lines, open and airy layouts, innovative materials and a seamless integration within the surrounding Florida environment.
Realtor.com® Launches New 'Price Perfect' Tool to Help Buyers Find Specific Homes That Match Their Needs
First solution to help people understand their buying power by adding or subtracting home features
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 27, 2019 /PR/ HalcyonTV-- Realtor.com®, the Home of Home Search℠, today announced a new feature that equips this spring's home buyers with a deeper understanding of their buying power by providing a tool that allows them to add or subtract the cost of specific home features. Price Perfect helps home buyers to configure their ideal home, within a desired price range, in their neighborhood of choice – the first-of-its-kind in the digital real estate industry.
"Our research shows 'how much can I afford' is one of the biggest pain points for home shoppers," said Brad Sivert, general manager and head of mortgage for realtor.com.® "With Price Perfect, buyers have more insight into their spending power by showing them the impact of adding or subtracting specific home features, such as an extra bedroom, bathroom or adding a garage. It empowers them to find the right home that is both affordable and has the features that are most important to them."
After entering a basic search of bedrooms, bathrooms and location, buyers are able to view how much adding or subtracting specific features would impact the price of their home and adjust their search accordingly. For example, when searching for a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in Madison, Wis., the cost of expanding the search to include another bedroom would add $62,500 and another bathroom $24,045 to the median listing price of $369,900. But subtracting a bathroom could save a buyer $10,000 and considering a condo instead of a single family home could save another $5,000 off the median listing price.
Once the buyer decides on their desired features, they are shown the monthly payment for the median-priced home broken down by mortgage, property taxes and insurance. With a quick click of the "See Homes" button, they can view all the homes on realtor.com® that meet all their specific search criteria.
Price Perfect assigns costs to individual home features based on an algorithm of listing prices and characteristics of homes currently on the market in a specific neighborhood. This ensures all costs reflect market conditions in real time, making these insights incredibly relevant to buyers currently in the market.
Home buyers are able to access Price Perfect on realtor.com® at https://www.realtor.com/mortgage/tools/price-perfect?iid=global_nav. To access Price Perfect from the realtor.com® homepage, simply click "Mortgage" and select "Find My Buying Power."
Realtor.com®'s Price Perfect feature is available on mobile web and the realtor.com® website and will be expanding to the company's iOS and Android app.
The Coastal Resort Offers Locals and Visitors Alike a New Oceanfront Oasis in Montecito
MONTECITO, Calif., March 2019 /HalcyonTV-- Rosewood Miramar Beach, the newest destination for discerning travelers worldwide, opens today as the first ultra-luxury resort in Southern California to offer guestrooms set directly over the sand. Located in Santa Barbara's picturesque Montecito community, Miramar, meaning 'to behold the sea,' takes its name from its remarkable location on one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in California, a fitting setting for Rosewood's first property in Southern California.
Owned and developed by Caruso, the company behind some of the world's most acclaimed shopping, dining and lifestyle destinations, Rosewood Miramar Beach embodies the brand's commitment to creating properties that reflect the unique fabric of the communities in which they live. Caruso hand-selected Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® as the resort manager, in large part due to its guiding A Sense of Place® philosophy, wherein the history, culture and sensibilities of the location are woven into the property. The result is a truly authentic and inspired experience that serves as a world-class gathering place for locals and visitors alike.
"Rosewood Miramar Beach is the culmination of years of hard work and dedicated service to the Montecito community. What makes Miramar Beach so special, beyond the incomparable setting, is its history as a beloved icon of hospitality – it's simply embedded in the land," said Rick Caruso, owner, Rosewood Miramar Beach, and founder and chief executive officer, Caruso. "We're honored to now usher in a new era of hospitality and welcome locals and travelers back to this cherished retreat."
The Spirit of Miramar
Years ago, on that same strip of magnificent beach was Miramar by the Sea, a storied resort first purchased by a young couple in 1876. Initially a private residence, the couple was so taken by the extraordinary location that they soon built cottages to lodge visiting friends and family. Not long afterwards the cottages became accommodations so that outside guests would also be able to share in the magic of Miramar. With each passing summer season, with so many embracing the golden age of travel, the spirit of Miramar was born.
A Residential Resort
Inspired by the beautiful homes and grand estates of Montecito, and true to Rosewood's signature residential-style, Rosewood Miramar Beach provides guests a truly unique experience – as if being hosted in a private home – across all guest touch-points; the resort is residential in style, service and sentiment. The property, which features 161 guestrooms and suites, was manifested from Rick's idea of a sprawling Montecito estate that grew over time, in tandem with the growth of a family – an homage to the genesis of the original property.
"Rosewood Miramar Beach is the pinnacle of design, setting and service," said Sonia Cheng, chief executive officer of Rosewood Hotel Group. "It is a true jewel not only in the rich hospitality landscape of Montecito and Santa Barbara, but across the globe. Guests will delight in the relaxed atmosphere of coastal California while enjoying Rosewood's intuitive service and our modern, ultra-luxury approach to the resort experience."
At the heart of the property is the magnificent Manor House where a dramatic stone-paved driveway leads up to a striking single-entry, solid-wood front door that opens into the home's grand foyer.
The centerpiece of the residence is its luxuriantly-curved staircase – a tribute to an original design by esteemed Southern Californian architect Paul Williams, remembered by many as an architect to the stars. Williams' work and vision is distinctly Southern Californian and has influenced residential and hospitality design worldwide. His original drawings are on display within the property's entryway, showcasing a number of sketches, including the inspiration behind the resort's spiral staircase.
Three signature suites reside in the Manor House including The Founder's Residence, The Miramar Suite and The Ambassador Suite. Each provide the utmost in luxury, space and style, infusing distinctly residential design details throughout the resort – the product of collaboration with Rick Caruso's personal interior designer, Diane Johnson. Boasting spectacular views and distinct décor and design, the signature suites can be combined with king-sized guestrooms to form an entirely private, seven-bedroom retreat within the Manor House.
Complementing the grandeur of the Manor House, spread over 16 acres of lush landscaping, are the Bungalows and Lanai House guestrooms. Each guestroom accommodation is light-filled and spacious and offers a furnished balcony or patio, a roomy dressing area, and awe-inspiring views of the garden, ocean or mountainside. Lavish bathrooms provide every indulgence with elegant marble finishes, freestanding soaking tubs and separate his-and-her vanities.
A focal point of the estate is the Cabana Pool, one of two pools on property. Another nod to Paul Williams, the pool's distinctive, serpentine-edge design draws inspiration from the architect's work for the now-demolished Arrowhead Springs Hotel in Central California. Nineteen luxurious cabanas, each topped with a stylish black and white valance, complete the pool's polished yet playful footprint.
A carefully curated art collection beautifully bolsters the residential quality of the resort, with over 600 pieces hand-selected by Rick himself thoughtfully placed throughout the property. The one-of-a-kind collection combines archival images, traditional works and fine modern pieces to produce a distinctive and distinguished art narrative. Capturing the rich history of the property's privileged site on the stunning Montecito coast, as well as the signature spirit of the new resort, the collection includes original works by Norman Rockwell, Fernando Botero, Mel Bochner and Hans Burkhardt and fine photography from Jim McHugh, Slim Aarons, and more.
Pristine Beachfront Accommodations
Anchoring the property are the resort's 26 oceanfront Beach House suites, studios and guestrooms which feature private terraces directly over the sand, an unparalleled offering in Southern California. In addition to the breath-taking ocean views, Beach House guests enjoy several exclusive services to complement the beachfront experience, including access to a complimentary evening cocktail trolley, monogrammed pillowcases and robes along with personalized amenities from arrival to departure.
A Luxury Beach Experience, Redefined
With its prime positioning directly atop Montecito's pristine sands, Rosewood Miramar Beach is the only resort in the region that offers guests all-encompassing beach service with complimentary access to chairs and umbrellas, food and cocktail services and activities and programs for both sand and sea. Enjoy the cool crash of the Pacific's waves aboard surf and paddle boards available by way of the resort's beach attendants or watch the tide rise high from the Miramar Beach Bar.
Resort guests can also enjoy plentiful activities including open-air bocce and shuffleboard and cozy evenings around a flickering fire pit, while residents of Montecito and the surrounding Santa Barbara area will be invited to experience an extensive calendar of programming on property, a Caruso signature. With every visit flawlessly tailored to each guest's preferences, Rosewood Miramar Beach is the ideal setting for family gatherings and romantic getaways alike.
Rosewood Miramar Beach features seven distinctive restaurants and bars. Helmed by Executive Chef Massimo Falsini – who joins the property with experience leading a Michelin-starred restaurant – the resort's culinary program is characterized by locally and sustainably sourced produce that highlights the best of the region's rich gastronomy.
Caruso's, the lively and inviting oceanfront restaurant, features al fresco seating over the sand alongside a stylish and sparkling interior with unmatched views of the Pacific Ocean. Chef Massimo introduces a taste of Southern Italy to coastal Montecito through signature dishes that utilize the highest-quality ingredients sourced from neighboring farmers, fisherman and ranchers. Combining the best of la dolce vita with the relaxed glamour of the American Riviera, Caruso's is poised to become a dining destination that locals and visitors will seek to experience time and time again.
Malibu Farm at Miramar, the first California resort outpost of the beloved farm-to-table concept by Helene Henderson, offers all-day dining in a refined yet laid back setting. In keeping with Malibu Farm's philosophy, the restaurant serves simply prepared plates crafted from fresh and locally-sourced ingredients. Malibu Farm at Miramar draws inspiration from its Montecito surroundings to deliver a rustic and relaxed beach vibe that simultaneously embodies the elegance of the luxury resort.
Miramar Beach Bar, the Beach House's oceanfront oasis inspired by a luxurious sailing vessel, invites guests to enjoy an array of craft cocktails and simplistic snacks in a lively and jovial setting. At the chic and sophisticated Manor Bar, live music provides an ideal environment for a pre- or post-dinner libation.
Delicious poolside bites and family-friendly treats will be served at Scoop Shop in a whimsical and charming atmosphere, while Cabana Bar touts refreshing cocktails and light fare at the serpentine-edge Cabana Pool. The Manor House's Living Room is the perfect place for indulging in afternoon tea or a glass of champagne overlooking the Great Lawn. A robust calendar of live entertainment across all venues truly brings the property to life.
One-of-a-Kind Resort Retail
Hand-selected by Rick Caruso, goop occupies a brick-and-mortar retail space at the resort alongside The Gatehouse, a new California-inspired concept store curated by designer James Perse. The goop Sundries Shop at Rosewood Miramar Beach, which is the brand's first permanent hotel retail experience, combines goop-approved favorites in clean beauty, wellness, athletic wear and resort fashion with elevated beach essentials for travelers. Extending beyond the Sundries Shop, each guest room at Rosewood Miramar Beach will feature a minibar offering an assortment of goop curated items. Housed in a painted brick building facing the Manor House, The Gatehouse features clothing, home accessories and toys alongside an eclectic mix of antiques and one-of-a-kind pieces sourced from all over the world and restored by Perse and his team.
Relax and Re-energize
Rosewood Miramar Beach is a destination designed for renewal and rejuvenation. At Sense, A Rosewood Spa, guests enjoy unique treatments and rituals inspired by the healing traditions and native plants found in the local surroundings, such as the Alkaline Marine Cocoon and the Montecito Sage Purification. Offering expertly appointed relaxation rooms, steam rooms and saunas as well as ample individual and couples treatment rooms, Sense is a tranquil oasis welcoming both overnight guests and members of the local Montecito community. Sally Hershberger Montecito will bring a full suite of salon and bridal services from the acclaimed female hairstylist, as well as Sally's complete collection of luxury haircare products, to guests of Rosewood Miramar Beach. Afternoons can be spent exercising at the resort's state-of-the-art fitness center, which features outdoor treadmills, alongside high-performance equipment from Woodway and Peloton.
A plentiful program of well-being activities such as sunrise yoga on the beach, personal training sessions and pool fitness activities engage the mind, body and spirit.
An eclectic fleet of automobiles escorts guests around the property and throughout the community in style. The property's house car, a Rolls-Royce Ghost, embodies Rosewood Miramar Beach's classic elegance, while three custom designed and masterfully crafted "Jollys" make excursions into nearby Montecito a pure delight. Built with impeccable care and affection, the vibrant "Jollys" boast pink, turquoise and yellow exteriors, as well as open-air sides, polished wicker seats and sporty striped canopy roofs, and are a tribute to the picturesque taxis in Capri and the limited-edition Fiat 600. Outfitted with comforting and luxurious touches including a picnic basket that can be stocked with champagne, wine and hors d'oeuvres and Bluetooth capabilities for music, the chauffeured cars are the ideal family transport from which to explore the enchanting coastal plain of Montecito. In addition to everyday use, the fleet is available for special events and celebrations, such as weddings and off-site picnics, and create a multitude of memorable moments for guests.
Elegant Weddings and Events
The unrivaled seaside setting at Rosewood Miramar Beach creates a uniquely romantic stage for the exchange of vows and celebratory moments. From the intimate Founder's Dining Room to the glittering Chandelier Room and the expansive Great Lawn, Rosewood Miramar Beach offers over 27,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Soaked in natural sunlight through its boundless windows, the Chandelier Room is home to twelve completely custom Baccarat chandeliers each with Baccarat's signature single red octagonal crystal alongside a subtle nod to the history of Miramar, a single blue precious stone. Whether it's a first dance or a golden anniversary, Rosewood Miramar Beach is the ultimate destination to raise a glass and toast every occasion.
"Combining the comforts and intimacy of a family home with the world-class amenities and seamless service of a luxury resort, Rosewood Miramar Beach has been meticulously designed to provide both guests and locals with an experience unlike any other," said Seán Carney, managing director of Rosewood Miramar Beach. "We feel incredibly privileged to continue the legacy of the former Miramar by the Sea and bring to the Montecito community a new ultra-luxurious retreat and a past sense of the magic that was – and will be – Miramar Beach."
About Rosewood Miramar Beach
Situated on one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in Southern California, Rosewood Miramar Beach is located in Santa Barbara's picturesque Montecito community known as The American Riviera. Offering 161 ultra-luxury guestrooms and suites, including beachfront accommodations, a collection of signature suites and multi-bedroom bungalows, the resort has been designed with style, grace and glamour and perfectly balances the residential and the refined. Amenities include Sense, A Rosewood Spa, a state-of-the-art fitness studio, two cabana-lined pools and bespoke beach service on the sandy shores of Miramar Beach.
Home to seven distinct dining venues including Caruso's, the signature oceanfront restaurant, and Malibu Farm at Miramar, an all-day eatery, Rosewood Miramar Beach is a culinary destination in its own right for locals and visitors alike. An elevated retail experience further bolsters Rosewood Miramar Beach as the ultimate retreat for the best in luxury lifestyle, with a first-of-its-kind goop Sundries Shop as well as a new California-inspired concept store curated by designer James Perse. Expansive indoor and outdoor event space, totaling approximately 28,000 square-feet, includes the Chandelier Room with over 6,500-square-feet, and the Great Lawn, which offers infinite ocean views. Personalized service makes Rosewood Miramar Beach the perfect destination for celebrating life's moments both big and small. Rosewood Miramar Beach is owned by Caruso and managed by Rosewood Hotels and Resorts.
Double the Pleasure: Level 3 Design Group Secures Multimillion Dollar Design Deal on Dual Brand Hotel
Chula Vista Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Nearing Completion
CHULA VISTA, Calif., March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ HalcyonTV-- Level 3 Design Group is finishing the design and FF&E purchasing for the brand-new Hampton Inn & Homewood Suites in the second largest city in San Diego, Chula Vista. The 204-room hotel is slated to open in May.
"Chula Vista is known for its beautiful views and oceanside location, so I really focused on visual appeal from the guest perspective," said Lindsay Clarke, senior designer at Level 3. "I took advantage of the space by choosing a non-traditional beach theme using soft water colors and earthy hues to give it a light airy feel that also provides an indulgent, relaxing, and dynamic social atmosphere," she said.
The two hotels will share the same lobby and public space, but each offers distinct accommodations. The Hampton Inn is a select service hotel with perks such as complimentary breakfast, while Homewood Suites is an extended stay property complete with a kitchenette and separate living and sleeping quarters. Guests will enjoy the savoir faire of the social area which includes fun factors like Jenga, an oversized chess board, hanging chairs, a cozy lounge and plenty of convenience outlets for electronic devices. Other amenities such as a media center, game room, fitness center, free WIFI, BBQ grills, car charging stations and a pool are also on site.
"This was a large-scale custom design, so it gave me a great opportunity to think outside of the box and interact with the space in a way that allowed different creative elements to flow," said Clarke. "I was able to reimagine certain aspects outside of traditional brand standards while still making sure that all of the hotel requirements were met."
Level 3 Design Group, recognized as one of the top interior design and FF&E purchasing firms by Hotel Management Magazine, was founded in 1995 and earned its national reputation as a leader in hospitality interior design by providing sophisticated, elegant design solutions with unparalleled customer service experiences.
For more information visit www.level3designgroup.com