For those who want to stay somewhere new in the new year, here are five California luxury hotels set to open in 2018.


The 16-acre private beach near Santa Barbara was a longtime landmark beach resort. Now it will be the Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito, with 161 rooms and suites, some of which are cottages or bungalows. Gardens, two swimming pools, a Sense spa, fitness center and membership-only beach club round out the luxury offerings at the resort slated to open in summer. Prices start at $825 a night. Info: Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito, 1555 S. Jameson Lane, Montecito


By Mary Forgione