Set on the bluffs of the California central coast, Bacara will open its doors in September 2000. The

luxury resort will resemble a coastal Spanish village and offer a two-mile sand beach; a 42,000-square-foot spa; a dedicated, high-technology conference center; and access to a 1,000-acre ranch.

Fast Facts * Where We Are 10 minutes or 6 miles from Santa Barbara Airport * taxis, limousines available

* Where to Stay, when open 360 guest rooms, including 49 suites * high-speed Internet access, robes, slippers, minibars, daily paper, voice mail, 212 rooms with fireplaces; all rooms have balcony or patio

* Where to Play, on site--4 tennis courts, 2-mile beach with non-motorized water sports, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, spa with 41 treatment rooms and full wellness program * off site--two 18-hole championship golf courses, sailing, fishing, historical tours, shopping, winery tours

* Where to Eat 3 restaurants * New Age Basque cuisine, all-organic spa cafe, Mediterranean/California bistro

* Where to Meet 17 meeting rooms * largest room will hold 950 people banquet-style * 11,300 square feet of exhibit space * 25,500 square feet of function and conference space * dedicated high-tech conference center with tiered lecture hall, business center, screening room, extensive outdoor venues * 6 outdoor terraces * dedicated conference concierge

* What's Available for Groups customized theme parties * teambuilding events

* Tech Info high-speed Internet access, 20-bank phone connection, 24-hour high-tech business center

* What's New the entire resort, which opens in September 2000

Bacara Resort & Spa Stats * 8301 Hollister Ave.

* Santa Barbara, CA 93117

* Phone: 805.968.0100, 877.422.4245

* Fax: 805.968.1800

* E-mail:

* Web:

* Resort Manager: Jacques Villeneuve

* VP of Group & Incentive sales: Ralph Behrsin