What is the design style of Belmond El Encanto?

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Michael Cervin

A mix of Craftsmen and Spanish Revival buildings, Belmond El Encanto takes on the feel of a village. The lobby and bungalows offer Craftsmen embellishments visible in railings and lighting fixtures. Though the styles might seem disparate, they complement each other quite well, as both depend on clean lines and open spaces to make you feel at home at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel. Much of Santa Barbara is Spanish Colonial Revival, and the Craftsmen design is a nod to the multitude of well-known architects who worked here and early American styles of buildings represented on the grounds. Nothing is ostentatious, but from the solid wood doors to pewter-coated door handles, everything you touch carries the weight of luxury.

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