Crescent Hotels flips former Duke Hotel Newport Beach into a Renaissance hotel

The former Duke Hotel Newport Beach. Photo credit: Marriott International

Crescent Hotels & Resorts rebranded the Duke Hotel Newport Beach (Calif.) to the Renaissance Newport Beach Hotel. All of the hotel's 444 guestrooms, as well as the lobby, restaurant and banquet space, will be fully renovated for the conversion, which is expected to be completed in spring 2018.

The upscale hotel located at 4500 MacArthur Boulevard is two minutes from the John Wayne Airport-Orange County, and offers business and leisure guests access to Balboa Island, the Newport Beach Pier, Disneyland, Disney California Adventure Park and Fashion Island.

The property offers a variety of rooms and suites for guests traveling alone or with the entire family. Each guestroom is decorated in cool relaxing colors. Some rooms offer balconies, while others include pool views or overlook Orange County.

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The 10-story Renaissance Newport Beach Hotel's amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, valet parking, laundry services, a rooftop swimming pool, an outdoor garden area and a 10,000-square-foot patio complete with a waterfall and fireplace. The hotel also provides a 24-hour fitness center, a basketball court, a bocce court and tennis court.

The hotel has a new restaurant and full-service bar, Current, serving coastal cuisine, local craft beers and specialty cocktails and offering live entertainment from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. nightly. The lobby experience has been redesigned and with the addition of the Driftwood Ballroom providing natural light, the hotel now has 27,000 square feet of meeting space to accommodate functions for up to 750 people.

Crescent Hotels & Resorts currently operates more than 100 hotels, resorts and conference centers in the U.S. and Canada. Crescent also operates a collection of independent lifestyle hotels and resorts under Latitudes Collection, Lifestyle by Crescent. Crescent’s clients are made up of hotel REITs, private equity firms and major developers.