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The Steward Opens in Santa Barbara Spring 2023

Found on five acres of stunning gardens along California’s Central Coast, The Steward, a Tribute Portfolio Marriott Hotel, is set to make its debut this spring. The Santa Barbara boutique hotel will serve as a natural retreat for guests with many eco-friendly initiatives.

The 87-suite boutique hotel promises to be good stewards to both the land and its guests. “As caretakers of this incredible property – and of our guests – the hotel’s ownership group dreamed up this concept, where we could create a natural retreat for guests to connect to the magic of the land, its history and truly escape from their everyday lives,” says Danielle Granillo, vice president of brand marketing for Twin Bridges Hospitality, Asset Management, in a press release. “There is a certain mystique to this property – our botanical gardens and forest offer the most serene sense of arrival. The land holds a special meaning and significance to our team, and I’m incredibly proud that we are prioritizing our planet through our sustainability practices. From our intentional design to our surprising and inspired guest programming, everything we do will be centered around being the best stewards possible and allowing guests to experience the natural beauty of the Central Coast without ever leaving the property.”

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Queen Suite

At The Steward, a Tribute Portfolio Marriott Hotel, green initiatives include no single-use plastics; partnerships with local farms; providing guests with refillable water bottles and water stations; staff uniforms made of sustainable and vegan material; and many more. Beyond its eco-friendly initiatives, guests will be impressed by The Steward’s “secret garden” feel. It will boast a playful-yet-refined style, which matches California’s natural elements with Southern European farmhouse design.

Its signature restaurant, Terra, meaning “of the earth,” will utilize locally-sourced ingredients that showcase the area’s agriculture in seasonally driven menus. Thoughtful touches on the menu will also include the use of herbs from the property’s own gardens as well as a variety of zero-proof mocktails.

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Breakfast Area

The Steward will also be home to a lobby library and market; nearly 2,000 square feet of meeting and event space; a nature-inspired bar with signature garden cocktails; and a serene pool surrounded by nature, a daybed swing, outdoor dining and more.

Starting rates at The Steward will begin at $350 per night. For more information on The Steward, please visit

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