The beach is calling ladies and gents. Specifically, Island Hotel Newport Beach is calling.
After undergoing a comprehensive 18-month renovation, the resort is more modern and vibrant than ever. With the goal of mimicking Newport Beach’s perfect ambiance, Lindsey Ueberroth, president and CEO of Newport Beach-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts said, “The newly transformed Island Hotel (has) beach-inspired décor, convenient yet sophisticated services, regional cuisine and a lively coastal scene.”
The hotel’s general manager Gerard Widder described the spot as the perfect casual but elegant location for today’s traveler.
Newest additions to Island Hotel 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 reasonably priced fresh foods, healthy snacks and specialty items
- The exclusive Island Club, a luxurious 2,000-square-foot lounge, strategically situated on the hotel’s 20th floor with sweeping panoramic ocean views along with a sophisticated environment
The hotel now offers special upgraded amenities to guests for $35 a night such as continental-style breakfast and light evening snacks; beer and wine during the “Wine Down” hour; curbside check-in; access to the Spa’s relaxation lounge and eucalyptus steam room; and dry-cleaning for up to four pieces of clothing per day.
After a long day of travels and adventures, there’s no better way to top it off than with a trip to the hotel’s new restaurant, the Oak Grill – an airy, light-filled restaurant featuring a huge 2,100-square-foot floor deck for al fresco dining from Chef Marc Johnson’s contemporary California menu.
Guests looking for something slightly more upbeat should check out the Aqua Lounge, featuring a 360-degree bar and interactive mixology format with craft cocktails and an expertly curated wine and beer list. The lounge also hosts a rotating program of regionally known resident DJs spinning a blend of current and international music Thursday through Saturday.
During the day, feel free to visit the updated resort-style pool area with a redesigned contemporary poolside bar, private cabanas and plush modern furnishings. Looking to get fit this summer? Get a workout in at the refurbished fitness center with new Matrix equipment and easy access to the pool area.
The hotel even went so far as to remodel the event space, which now includes the largest ballroom in Newport Beach and an indoor/outdoor Cabana Room with glass panels opening to a private, heated terrace.
Head to the beach, lounge at the pool, sweat at the fitness center or sip margaritas at the Aqua Lounge – with this variety, we can guarantee you’ll never be bored at this hot spot. Just one thing – can we come with?
-Story by Taylor Seely