Change at the Top

By Richard Mineards   |   October 25, 2018
Colleen Huther, new general manager at the El Encanto

The Belmond El Encanto, after an extensive search, has a new manager in Santa Barbara local resident Colleen Huther.

Colleen, who replaces Aussie Shaun O’Bryan, who has returned to the antipodes, has more than three decades of luxury hotel experience with brands such as Marriott and Accor.

She is joining the 92-room luxury Riviera hostelry from the Hilton Checkers in Los Angeles, where she was also general manager, after working for the chain in Santa Clara.

Colleen and her husband, Fred, already live in our tony town.


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