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Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort, is an iconic resort ensconced in the heart of the California Central Coast’s rugged landscape, perched at the edge of the continent overlooking the majestic Pacific coastline.
Ventana Big Sur Announces Multimillion Dollar Resort
Reimagination with Fall 2017 Opening
July 27, 2017
Earlier this year, a series of landslides in Big Sur forced the closure of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge and made that famously scenic section of California’s Central Coast nearly inaccessible. But John Pritzker, founding partner and director of Geolo Capital and cochairman of the board of Two Roads Hospitality, didn’t despair—despite having good reason to.
After a series of landslides and storms, Big Sur found itself blocked off from the rest of the world. And those who call it home suddenly had one of California's most scenic destinations all to themselves.
Where there blessings - disguised or otherwise - following the wrath that nature unleashed on Big Bur last Winter? Could someone really find silver linings in those dark clouds that dumped torents of rain and misery on a close-knit community?
Big Sur’s majestic coastline, with its con- fluence of sea, sky and mountainous redwood forest, has long lured the curious and creative, beckoning travelers from around the world. But that all came to a standstill last winter when mudslides transformed the rugged paradise into an inaccessible island of sorts.
And the beloved Ventana Big Sur reopened last month as America's first reosrt by Alila, the high-end brand known for its dreamy retreats in Bali.
"There is still, in the streets." So wrote Jack Kerouac in Big Sur, his oft-cited though perhaps least famous tome...
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When Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge collapsed earlier this year, Big Sur came to a bit of a halt, California's crown jewel was now divided into what the locals referred to as the north and south, indicating which side fo the overpass you were on.
Now's the time to head due west for your honeymoon. The perfect mix of laid-back and luxe, big Sur...