Island Hotel Newport Beach completes transformation

Island Hotel Newport Beach completed an 18-month transformation, with the property now boasting a new look, new conveniences and personalized services, and a new social scene for entertainment.

Highlights of the completed transformation include: the new Oak Grill, a light-filled new restaurant with a new 2,100-square-foot floor deck for al fresco dining from chef Marc Johnson; Aqua Lounge, a 360-degree bar; an updated resort-style pool area with a redesigned poolside bar, private cabanas and modern furnishings; a refurbished fitness center with new Matrix equipment and access to the pool area; remodeled event space including the largest ballroom in Newport Beach and an indoor/outdoor Cabana Room with glass panels opening to a private, heated terrace.

All 292 guestrooms and suites now have new ocean-inspired aqua, orange, coral, lilac and sage, with the color palette reflecting the region’s coastal lifestyle. Accommodations sport modern fabrics, rich woods, polished marble and California-inspired artwork against ocean/coastal and canyon views.

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New conveniences and personalized services in the property include: a new text concierge program; complimentary wireless Internet access; guest customizable mini bar; Keurig coffee makers available in all rooms and suites; a 24-hour Market Place featuring fresh foods, snacks and specialty items; and the exclusive Island Club, a 2,000-square-foot lounge, situated on the hotel’s 20th floor with panoramic ocean views.

The transformation was completed as the hotel celebrates a 10-year milestone. The Irvine Company developed the hotel in 1986, but assumed management for Island Hotel Newport Beach in November 2005.

Situated in Newport Center, the heart of Newport Beach and coastal Orange County, Island Hotel Newport Beach is a coastal hotel offering ocean, harbor and city views. The property has 292 guestrooms and suites, more than 23,000 square feet of event space, the largest ballroom in Newport Beach, a spa, fitness center and resort-style pool. It is located near Fashion Island, Orange County’s outdoor coastal shopping and entertainment destination.    

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