The Foley Entertainment Group, which formed just last July, has announced the purchase of Hotel Californian in the Funk Zone. Included in the transaction is the hotel’s signature restaurant, Blackbird – an 88-seat, indoor/outdoor restaurant known for Executive Chef Travis Watson’s culinary offerings and a dedicated space that will serve as the future home of a Foley Food & Wine Society tasting bar. The Foley Food & Wine Society tasting bar will be opening in Fall 2021.
“We are thrilled to welcome Hotel Californian to the Foley Entertainment Group family,” said Foley Entertainment Group co-CEO Randy Morton. “Hotel Californian has embraced the incredible opportunity of being part of the renaissance of Lower State Street and the growth of Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone. We look forward to innovative collaborations with the Foley Food & Wine Society and other FEG entities to enhance the guest experience even further.”