Over a decade in the making, the Rosewood Miramar Beach resort debuted in March 2019 with 161 rooms and suites nestled on 16 acres of secluded beachfront. Over the years, hoteliers from Ian Schrager, who purchased it in 1998, to Ty Warner, who purchased it next, attempted to revive it before Caruso stepped in and reawakened the project in 2007. While the resort has garnered much fanfare and attention, what has received little attention is its private club.
With only 200 members at launch, the Miramar Club is geared toward locals and second-homeowners in the Montecito community. Founding members include former U.S. ambassador to the Bahamas Nicole Avant and her husband, Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer; talent manager Scooter Braun and his wife, Yael Cohen; and acclaimed Southern California interior designer Jeffrey Alan Marks. The invitation-only venue was designed by Dan Fink and is located adjacent to the Rosewood Miramar Beach hotel, where members have access to the hotel’s gym and serviced beach.
The vibe is intentionally casual yet sophisticated, meant to be a well-tended, well-designed spot for the Southern California community that appreciates Santa Barbara’s accessibility, coastal charm, and unbuttoned luxury. The two-story club is outfitted with nautical-inspired furnishings, dark woods, and shades of deep blue that complement the hotel’s Paul Williams–inspired designs. Among its facilities are a private bar and restaurant, available exclusively to members and their guests, as well as private outdoor deck space that overlooks the Pacific, just north of the hotel.
While the intimate club offers its members full services, varied menus, and its own holiday parties and events, members are also encouraged to visit the hotel for its spa, bocce ball courts, many bars, including the Manor Bar with its oversized fireplace, and restaurants like the beachfront Caruso’s and Malibu Farm. Although the club intends to stay small and quiet, ultimately the entire project is created to invoke a sense of community, and the Miramar Club is just another way to bring locals together. For inquiries, MiramarClub@caruso.com.