On the Move

6074 05 Jun 2024

Bradley Cance the New General Manager of The Ritz - Carlton Bacara

Cance brings nearly 35 years of luxury hospitality experience from the finest properties around the country

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – June 4th, 2024 – 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.

For more information about The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, please call (805) 968-0100.


About The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara 

Set against a backdrop of golden beaches and lush mountains, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara embodies the charm, beauty, and energy of the Mediterranean in the heart of Santa Barbara. The iconic Central California resort spans 78 acres and features 358 guest rooms and suites, two natural beaches, lush gardens, and a collection of amenities including: a 42,000 square-foot spa and wellness center; three salt-water infinity pools; six culinary venues including the signature Angel Oak, housing the resort’s 12,000-bottle wine collection; robust activities program for guests of all ages; and 70,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. The property is distinctly nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, offering easy access to the region’s best vineyards, and is just minutes from the center of charming and historic Santa Barbara. 

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC 

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Bethesda, MD, part of Marriott International, Inc., currently operates more than 100 hotels in 32 countries and territories. For more information or reservations, visit the company website at www.ritzcarlton.com, for the latest company updates, visit news.marriott.com and to join the live conversation, use #RCMemories and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). The Ritz-Carlton is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.