The Bachelor star and co-founder of StonePark Capital, Andrew Firestone, right, has opened Courtyard Santa Barbara Downtown, a stylish hotel and Saint Remy restaurant, serving Mediterranean coastal cuisine on State Street. Here he is with fellow managing partner of StonePark Capital, Jess Parker.
Santa Barbara, California has welcomed its newest hotel, Courtyard Santa Barbara Downtown, a Courtyard by Marriott hotel, and Saint Remy restaurant. Behind the reinvented hotel is Andrew Firestone, former star of ABC’s The Bachelor and co-founder with Jess Parker of StonePark Capital, a Santa Barbara-based hospitality development company. Following a complete transformation, the 122-room modern, coastal hotel is located in the heart of everything the American Riviera has to offer. Saint Remy joins the local dining scene, featuring a laid-back retro-inspired design and offering Mediterranean coastal cuisine with a locally sourced menu. The property is managed by Azul Hospitality Group, a San Diego based hospitality management platform focused primarily on lifestyle hotels and resorts.
“As Santa Barbara natives, Jess and I are thrilled to re-introduce this classic downtown hotel with timeless mid-century architecture and style,” says Andrew Firestone, co-founder of StonePark Capital. “We are also proud to partner with Azul Hospitality to bring to life the first Marriott branded hotel to the city of Santa Barbara.”
The hotel’s spacious guest rooms combine comfort with functionality and sweeping balcony views of the Santa Ynez Mountains and Pacific Ocean. The well-appointed rooms have a modern design and feature spacious guest baths, walk-in showers, and large vanities. Each room includes a mini refrigerator, high-speed internet access, flat screen TVs and coffee makers. There are also two-room suites available, complete with a wet bar and conference table.
Courtyard Santa Barbara Downtown features a lush pool, whirlpool, firepit, and two large rooftop decks, both offering sweeping mountain and ocean views. The arrival experience allows guests to engage in technology and offers inviting, flexible seating spaces throughout the lobby for relaxation and business. Guests of the hotel also have access to the state-of-the-art fitness center, EV charging stations, both valet and self-park options and a meeting and event space.
State Street’s stylish newcomer, Saint Remy is a 50-seat restaurant featuring the freshest locally sourced ingredients delivered with a Mediterranean coastal twist. The space boasts an easygoing and retro-inspired design with relaxed sensibility and palate that is uniquely Santa Barbara. Menu highlights include shakshuka benedict on the breakfast menu and the burrata & grilled peach salad and crispy short rib hummus on the dinner menu.
The menu will also have a creative selection of beverages using locally-sourced purveyors such as Zaca Coffee; and Blind Burro Rum, Hendry’s Vodka and Celo Rum from Black Market Spirits. The cocktail menu offers the familiarity of classics like the Old Fashioned while introducing signature sippers, like Bad Entropy. Additionally, a hand selected wine list of local vintners such as One Stone Cellars, a winemaker that gives back to local and global organizations; as well as wines from Argentina, Spain, and Oregon. Both indoor and al fresco dining options are available. Complimentary on-site parking is available for dining guests. Reservations for Saint Remy can be made on Tock.
“Courtyard Santa Barbara Downtown is wonderfully located for both leisure and business travelers to indulge in all that the destination is known for, including its beaches, museums, dining options and wineries,” says General Manager Antonio Morales. “At Saint Remy, every meal is uniformly inventive and crafted with the rich history and culture of the coast. It brings the local dining scene a new hotspot for date nights, private parties and gathering with friends.”
Courtyard Santa Barbara Downtown is a two-hour drive from Los Angeles, nine miles from Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) and two miles from the Amtrak Train Station. Its prime downtown location is walkable to all that Santa Barbara has to offer, including the Old Mission, Museums, Santa Barbara Harbor, The Funk Zone, Sterns Wharf, and the Santa Barbara Zoo.
Average daily rates start at $250 per night. Reservations can be made by calling 805.975.0660. Address: 1601 State Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101.
About StonePark Capital
StonePark Capital was founded in Santa Barbara by Andrew Firestone and Jess Parker in 2014 and has developed or acquired six hospitality projects on the West Coast totaling over 500 guest rooms.
About Courtyard by Marriott
Courtyard by Marriott is the hotel brand of choice for trailblazing guests who are inspired by a passion to do great things. With more than 1,200 locations in 60 countries and territories, Courtyard is passionate about empowering its guests and serving the needs of travelers everywhere, no matter the purpose of their trip. Its thoughtfully designed guestrooms provide an elevated experience to relax and recharge, complete with plush bedding and flexible workspaces. Guests are able to work, eat well, connect, and be at their best to keep moving forward to succeed. Courtyard is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition.
About Azul Hospitality Group
Azul Hospitality Group provides a fully integrated operating platform through a robust infrastructure of industry professionals with extensive experience in all aspects of hotel operations and development services. The company’s primary focus is on upscale hotels and resorts with unique destination and product attributes. Azul has been honored with numerous awards as best of the best in hotel management for their spirit to serve philosophy and focus on associates to create a well-managed and engaged workforce. The company has also been recognized for best in industry financial performance, resulting in increased value for client assets. For additional information, please visit www.azulhg.com.
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