Two firms help with Monarch Beach Resort’s $40M reimagination

Monarch Beach Resort

Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, Calif., completed its year-long $40-million renovation. An encore to the recently refreshed 400 guestrooms, the redesign includes a new Miraval Life in Balance Spa by Miraval Group, a transformed culinary program and five new dining concepts, a new pool area complete with private cabanas, and a new arrival experience.

Two design firms helped in the reimagination of the property. Puccini Group, a San Francisco-based hospitality firm, was a partner in developing and executing the redesign of AVEO Table + Bar and Part & Parcel; while Los Angeles-based Rodrigo Vargas Design added patio furniture to the balconies of every room and suite, as well as adding in all first-floor balconies new fire pits.

The new Miraval Life in Balance Spa has 24 treatment rooms, a lap pool, spa suites, boutique, Drybar, Deborah Lippmann Nail Salon, and relaxation and tranquility zones.

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Chef Michael Mina helms Stonehill Tavern, while five new dining concepts are led by executive chef Collin Thornton.

AVEO Table + Bar is a Mediterranean restaurant and bar with open space, designed by San Francisco-based hospitality firm Puccini Group. 33° North is a “social center” with three spaces, including a bar, a living room salon and an outdoor patio with fireside niches. Part & Parcel Marke was also designed by Puccini Group. Club 19 is an indoor-outdoor gastro pub located on a perch near the golf course. Meanwhile, Sombra is a poolside cantina.

The arrival area was also redesigned, inspired by beach house-inspired details, including panoramic windows, over-sized seating, wide plank wood floors, and blue and green accents.

There is also a new outdoor area with the adults-only Monarch Pool, the family pool with splash zone and two infinity-edge spas.  There are private cabanas with built-in music and outdoor mini-bars, poolside chaise lounges and an outdoor fire pit surrounded by couches. The new multilevel design has a second tier dedicated to sunning and lounging.

The 400 rooms and suites, designed by Los Angeles-based Rodrigo Vargas Design, now have a color palette of blues, greens and whites. There are also patio furniture adorning the balconies of every room and suite, and all first-floor balconies have new fire pits.

Monarch Beach Resort

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