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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.

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Ventana Big Sur Announces Multimillion Dollar Resort
Reimagination with Fall 2017 Opening
July 27, 2017

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2018 Travel + Leisure IT List
Travel + Leisure
2018 Travel + Leisure IT List
March 01, 2018

Ventana Big Sur is proud to be named to the Travel + Leisure 2018 IT List.

Travel & Recreation
Modern Luxury
Travel & Recreation
February 21, 2018

INTO THE WOODS If you had to distill the essence of California down to one place, Big Sur might be it.

Fear and Loving in Big Sur
SanFranMag.com
Fear and Loving in Big Sur
February 20, 2018

On motherhood, mortality, and a family trip to one of the world's most beautiful places.

10 Romantic Destinations With Hot New Hotels
Afar.com
10 Romantic Destinations With Hot New Hotels
February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day is a great excuse for a romantic getaway, but you don’t need a Hallmark holiday to run away with your loved one.

CHECK IN VENTANA BIG SUR
Luxe.
CHECK IN VENTANA BIG SUR
February 14, 2018

Big Sur is back on the scene in a big way after last year's massive landsliders closed a good portion of the coastline to the public for several months. The Ventana Inn took the downtime to revamp and rebrand, reopening its doors to visitors as Ventana Big Sur (the first North American property for Alila Hotels & Resorts), just as the new Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge was unveiled in October.

10 Romantic Destinations With Hot New Hotels
AFAR
10 Romantic Destinations With Hot New Hotels
February 13, 2018

Winter storms severely damaged Big Sur's gorgeous Highway 1, but happily, with the October 2017 reopening of the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge, Big Sur is back - and with it, fully redone Ventana Big Sur.

Duchas de hotel indiscretas (tímidos abstenerse)
Condé Nast Traveler
Duchas de hotel indiscretas (tímidos abstenerse)
February 06, 2018

Bañeras con vistas, duchas transparentes... los baños de hotel para ver y ser visto están de moda. ¡No aptos para todos los públicos!

Get Glamping at Ventana Big Sur
NBC
Get Glamping at Ventana Big Sur
February 06, 2018

The recently introduced Redwood Canyon Glampsites put you among the trees.

BIG SUR’S SWANKIEST RESORT OPENED A CAMPSITE, AND IT’S BANANAS
InsideHook
BIG SUR’S SWANKIEST RESORT OPENED A CAMPSITE, AND IT’S BANANAS
February 02, 2018

Look: Valentine’s Day is gonna burn a hole in your wallet no matter which way you spin it.

Might as well burn that hole doing something epic.

Something like the uber-swanky Ventana Big Sur’s new Redwood Canyon Glampsite, where you can trade in 9-to-5 drudgery for an otherworldly convergence of ocean, canyons and Redwoods.

OK, you know who you're marrying. Now the real question is Where?
Brides
OK, you know who you're marrying. Now the real question is Where?
February 01, 2018

Trust us: Choosing the venue is one of the most important decisions you’ll
make right about now. Seriously, the location affects almost everything
else, from how many people you can invite to what kind of flowers go on
the table. Chances are, it’s also the biggest chunk of change you’ve put
down, like, ever. So whether you’re a city girl who wants a rooftop soirée
or the complete opposite of that, here are 28 places in the U.S. where you
can gather all your people and get down to celebrating.

Happy Trails
Modern Luxury Weddings
Happy Trails
January 30, 2018

Wild hearts will love the revamped Ventana Big Sur.

The LALA List
LALAmag.com
The LALA List
January 29, 2018

After an eight-month closure, legendary Monterey County resort Ventana Big Sur has emerged from an extensive renovation by Brayton Hughes Design Studios.

Amped for Glamp
Phoenix Magazine
Amped for Glamp
January 29, 2018

California's Big Sur is back on the field after mudslides choked off access to the coastal redwood region last winter.

California's iconic Highway 1 reopens after 19 Months
The Daily Meal, The Los Angeles Times online, The Chicago Tribune online, The San Diego Union-Tribune online, Sun Sentinel online, Orlando Sentinel online, Daily Press online, Hartford Courant online, The Baltimore Sun online, The Morning Call online
California's iconic Highway 1 reopens after 19 Months
January 17, 2018

The Carmel, California, poet Robert Jeffers once stated, "The noblest thing I have ever seen is Big Sur," and we have to agree: Windswept cliffs and towering redwoods hover above the mighty Pacific Ocean. 

Big Sur is Back
SanDiego
Big Sur is Back
January 11, 2018

Last winter’s heavy rains may have been a boon for the drought, but the downpour also wreaked havoc across the state, including the collapse of Big Sur’s Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge along Highway 1. After an eight-month closure for repairs, the iconic thoroughfare reopened in October, at the same time VENTANA BIG SUR debuted its multimillion-dollar makeover.

Big Sur
Smart Meetings
Big Sur
January 01, 2018

Ventana Big Sur celebrated its grand reopening and re-imagination after being closed as a result of the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge closure. This Alila Resort property—including 12,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor meeting space—is more luxurious than ever.

SHARP SPACES
ESSENTIAL HOMME
SHARP SPACES
December 31, 2017

Following devastaing damage, Ventana Big Sur reopens bigger and better than ever.

The 20 Hottest Hotel Openings of Late 2017
fathomaway.com
The 20 Hottest Hotel Openings of Late 2017
December 30, 2017

Why we’re excited: After a rocky start to 2017, the otherworldly stretch of land on California’s central coast and one of its most iconic hotels are back in action. A revamp by Alila Hotels and Resorts includes a glamping program with fifteen safari-style canvas tents, Japanese hot baths, and the addition of private balconies or patios to guest rooms.

VENTANA BIG SUR REBRANDS AS ALILA
The National UltraTravel
VENTANA BIG SUR REBRANDS AS ALILA
December 27, 2017

The Ventana Inn at Big Sur, California, has been taken over by Alila Hotels & Resorts and will reopen on October 12 after a multi-million dollar renovation. The property is located on 243 acres of land set back from the coastal Highway 1 route, and has 59 guest rooms, a "Social House lifestyle space", a spa and restaurant.

Your year in travel where to go in 2018
AFAR
Your year in travel where to go in 2018
December 19, 2017

Big Sur is once again open for business following last spring's debilitating mud slides, and autumn is an especially luminous time to explore this legendary stretch of central California coast, some 20 miles south of Carmel. Big Sur's magic lies in its untamed wilderness.

Celebrating the local food and drink of Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito Couties
EDIBLE MONTEREY BAY
Celebrating the local food and drink of Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito Couties
December 19, 2017

Did you know that although carrots can be grown practically year-round in the Monterey Bay area, they are the tastiest when harvested and eaten in winter? is is because carrots, like parsnips, convert their starches to sugars when it turns cold, an adaptation that protects their cells from freezing when the temperature drops—and makes them an especially flavorful as well as beautiful seasonal vegetable for your winter menus.

Ventana Big Sur Returns from Refresh
Hospitality Design
Ventana Big Sur Returns from Refresh
December 14, 2017

The Ventana Big Sur in California has reopened along the Pacific coastline as the maiden North American property from Alila Hotels and Resorts, part of Two Roads Hospitality. Following its closure in February 2017 in response to heavy rainfall and mudslides, the resort has returned with updates to each of its 59 guestrooms and suites along with new amenities following a refresh from San Francisco-based BraytonHughes Design Studios.

Sur House serving customers at Ventana Big Sur
Monterey Herald
Sur House serving customers at Ventana Big Sur
December 06, 2017

The restaurant Sur House recently opened at Ventana Big Sur (along with the renovated hotel), offering indoor and outdoor dining in the former site of Restaurant at Ventana. There are new culinary menus from executive chef Paul Corsentino, a new craft cocktail menu including a signature drink served in a copper owl mug, a 10,000-bottle cellar of small production Central Coast wines, an elevated and expanded ocean-view terrace with fire pit, lounge seating and a new 12-seat outdoor bar and a hillside organic garden.

The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2018
Travel and Leisure
The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2018
December 05, 2017

Travelers today are more aware than ever of all the world has to offer. It’s thrilling to be confronted with so much possibility — but daunting, too. Each year, we curate a list of the best places to travel in the months ahead.

Close to Home, A World Apart
VACATION AGENT
Close to Home, A World Apart
November 30, 2017

Perched in the hills overlooking the Central California coastline, this 59-room resort was scheduled to reopen on Oct. 20 following a multimillion-dollar renovation - and after a new bridge restored roadway access following mudslides earlier this year through Big Sur.

This Landmark Hotel Was Reborn After a Natural Disaster in Big Sur
AFAR
This Landmark Hotel Was Reborn After a Natural Disaster in Big Sur
November 17, 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.

When The Coast Is Clear
Sunset Magazine
When The Coast Is Clear
November 17, 2017

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. 

Big Sur Rebounds After Fire and Flood
Carmel Magazine
Big Sur Rebounds After Fire and Flood
November 13, 2017

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?

What's Hot
C Magazine
What's Hot
November 01, 2017

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.

2017 Readers Choice Awards
Conde Nast Traveler
2017 Readers Choice Awards
November 01, 2017

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. 

A Hotel Veteran Lands in Big Sur and Rattles a Local Legend
Elle Decor
A Hotel Veteran Lands in Big Sur and Rattles a Local Legend
November 01, 2017

"There is still, in the streets." So wrote Jack Kerouac in Big Sur, his oft-cited though perhaps least famous tome...

The Top 20 Places to Travel in 2018
Architectural Digest
The Top 20 Places to Travel in 2018
October 31, 2017

Where should you be traveling in 2018? We consulted travel experts, got the inside scoop on the hottest new cultural institutions and hotels opening, and scoured the globe for the most exciting emerging destinations. From idyllic islands and remote mountainous regions to bustling metropolises, these 20 destinations are at the top of our list for 2018.

The Essential Road Trip Itinerary for California's Highway 1
Vogue
The Essential Road Trip Itinerary for California's Highway 1
October 22, 2017

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.

Top Resorts in Northern California
Conde Nast Traveler
Top Resorts in Northern California
October 15, 2017
Next Great Stop: California
Martha Stewart Weddings
Next Great Stop: California
October 15, 2017

Now's the time to head due west for your honeymoon. The perfect mix of laid-back and luxe, big Sur...

These are the Hotel Exhibitionists are Flocking To
Architectural Digest
These are the Hotel Exhibitionists are Flocking To
October 09, 2017

Craving relaxation and freedom? Some hotels take these needs to the next level, offering opportunities for a completely unrestricted stay.

How to Spend It
Financial Times
How to Spend It
October 01, 2017

Architecture are collectable and vintage design pieces, with each room boasting a clutch of unique details, from bespoke tile work to original art...

Big Sur tourism grapples with Pacific Coast Highway closure
Travel Weekly
Big Sur tourism grapples with Pacific Coast Highway closure
September 28, 2017

Even as 35 miles of the Pacific Coast Highway reopened in California's Monterey County following a landslide that has cut off some of the state's most scenic and popular stretches of coastline for more than two months, the.....

Big Sur is Back in Business - and Better Than Ever
Bloomberg
Big Sur is Back in Business - and Better Than Ever
September 08, 2017

When a million tons of rocks tumbled down the coast of Big Sur, Calif., on May 20, the landslide added 13 acres of land to the region and buried scenic Highway 1 in 40 feet of dirt and gravel—the equivalent of 800 Olympic-sized.....

The World’s 9 Most Beautiful Cabin Hotels
Architectural Digest
The World’s 9 Most Beautiful Cabin Hotels
September 07, 2017

A log cabin is sort of the architectural equivalent of a grilled cheese—warming, comforting, nostalgic, simple, and if done well, perfect. Fortunately for the travel lovers among us, cabin-style lodges have seriously upped their.....

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