Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara, CA
As marketers like to say… perched high in the Santa Barbara Hills… but in this case, it’s true. Originally opened in 1918, this iconic get-away has undergone all sorts of transformations… most recently a massive renovation by the also iconic Belmond Hotel Brand (formerly Orient-Express). So… if you want an amazing place to stay, check it out for your next high-end meeting or incentive. I have stayed there and want to stay there again.