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The Ritz – Carlton Bacara welcomes new General Manager Bradley Cance 

Bradley Cance
Bradley Cance

Bradley Cance, with over 30 years in luxury hospitality, joins The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara as General Manager, bringing a legacy of excellence and renovation success to enhance the resort’s distinguished service and offerings.

SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. – The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara – the premier resort by the sea on the Gaviota Coast, welcomes Bradley Cance as General Manager. Cance’s career in luxury hospitality has spanned over three decades and includes General Manager roles at The Ritz-Carlton, Tiburon in Naples, St. Louis, Palm Beach, Pentagon City and Washington, D.C. Cance has celebrated success in every property he has managed, whether achieving five diamonds and five stars for his hotels or leading a $125 million renovation and rebirth of The Ritz-Carlton in Palm Beach. His balanced approach to ensuring his employees, guests, and owners are fully engaged is the secret to his success.

“I am thrilled to take on this role as General Manager at this exceptional Ritz Carlton property on the beautiful California coast,” says Cance. “I’m passionate about delivering world-class service that exceeds expectations – and looking forward to continuing the legacy of providing curated experiences with exquisite hospitality unique to Bacara.”

In addition to delivering unparalleled service for eleven years with the Ritz-Carlton family, Cance served as General Manager at the prestigious Bethesda Country Club and National Sales Director for Avendra Clubs. His luxury service experience also includes positions with the Four Seasons in Seattle, Vancouver, Chicago, and The Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach. Cance has recently been named as a Board Member for Visit Santa Barbara, an organization dedicated to promoting the region as a premier destination for leisure and business travel, ultimately enriching the community and quality of life.

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, tucked away on 78 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean, combines the appeal of the coastal city with the beauty of its natural surroundings. Every moment is one to savor as guests enjoy the tranquility of two beaches, three infinity-edge pools, and a 42,000-sq-ft spa. A stay includes spacious suites and indulging in the region’s abundant locally sourced cuisine. The six culinary venues include the signature Angel Oak, housing the resort’s 12,000-bottle wine collection.

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