Bacara Resort & Spa

Goleta, California

General Contractor: Hensel Phelps
Contract Value: $4.9M
Year Completed: 2000
Scope of Work: Plumbing
Services: Design Engineering
Delivery: Design-Build


This Spanish-style luxury resort located near Santa Barbara, California was built in 2000.  The Santa Barbara Club and Spa Resort, otherwise known as “Bacara” is a luxurious five star Hotel/Resort located in the city of Goleta, California,  on over 78 beach front acres of Hutash Indian grounds. The resort offers 360 luxurious guest rooms including 49 specialty suites overlooking the Pacific Ocean and is adjacent to the Sand Piper Golf course. The resort accommodates all the comforts of home and more: 42,000 square feet includes spas, fitness facilities, 33 private cabanas  and  three pools, 41 individual treatment rooms with four private spa suites, and two renowned ocean and mountainside 18-hole golf courses. The facility has 25,500 total square feet of mixed use including a 220-seat screening room and an 11,300 square feet Spanish style ballroom which can be subdivided into three rooms. There are three signature restaurants: the “Spa Cafe,” “The Bistro”, and “The Miro” all prepared to accommodate every need with style.


Murray Company contributed to the resort’s construction by installing the sewer lift station and the numerous water fountains and pools found around the resort grounds.