Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara is scheduled to have a mediation session with furloughed employees July 10.
The Montecito resort has not set a projected reopening date.
A couple hundred employees are threatening a lawsuit against the Ty Warner-owned hotel for not paying them severance. They have been without work since the resort’s closure March 20, 2020.
The resort has remained closed while undergoing construction reported as deferred maintenance and upgrades to rooms. It originally planned to reopen early to mid-2021.
Bruce Anticouni, who is representing employees individually, would not confirm the number of employees he has as clients. (Their employment contract barred them from pursuing a class-action lawsuit.)
The parties met for their first mediation session at the end of April.
The Biltmore’s receptionist told the News-Press the resort is currently “not doing any future business, at all,” including events.
The resort does not have any open positions, according to the Four Seasons career website.