El Encanto, Santa Barbara
This exclusive hilltop retreat reopens on 18 March after an eight-year restoration by Orient Express. Set in seven acres of landscaped gardens, the new-look lodge will comprise 92 luxury suites and bungalows with open fireplaces, marble bathrooms and either a private garden or patio outside. Chef Patrice Martineau is in the restaurant cooking up classic Californian cuisine with Asian accents in a menu that will taste even sweeter when sampled on the sweeping terrace.
El Encanto, 800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara (001 805 845 5800; orient-express.com). Doubles start at $525 (£328), room only.