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Newport Beach Hotels Ideal for Group Meetings – Part 1

July 14, 2016

Spanning 40 square miles of Pacific coastline between Los Angeles and San Diego sits the gorgeous coastal community of Newport Beach. Representing the best of Southern California: sunshine, beaches, comfortably chic resorts, celebrated golf courses, world-class shopping and acclaimed dining, Newport Beach is a beachside paradise. An area so beautiful it has served as the backdrop for numerous television shows and movies over the years and provided the perfect haven for many of Hollywood’s elite.

Conveniently located near three major airports, Newport Beach offers a diverse selection of hotel properties ideal for corporate meetings and events. In addition to established, first-class hotel brands known for their hospitality and convention venue excellence, Newport Beach also offers boutique resorts, giving meeting planners plenty of options.

This first of a two part series on Newport Beach hotels, looks at five properties perfect for incentive, corporate or association travel.

Island Hotel Newport Beach – Located in Newport Center across from the upscale outdoor shopping and dining of Fashion Island, Island Hotel is centrally located near beach, shopping, business district and airport. The property refers to itself as the perfection of paradox and with good reason, it’s definitely casually chic. Island Hotel is 20 stories with 295 rooms each with private balconies offering coastal, Back Bay or garden views.

Property Facts:

  • 64 Executive Suites
  • 19 Luxury Suites
  • 295 Guest Rooms
  • Step-out balconies and/or furnished patios in every room
  • Over 23,000 square feet of meeting and event spaces
  • Ocean-view meeting suites and boardrooms with residential touches
  • Newly expanded ballroom for up to 600
  • Redesigned Cabana room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a covered, heated terrace.
  • Restaurants and Lounges
  • Golf at nearby Pelican Hill and Oak Creek
  • Spa and Fitness Center

Newport+Ballroom+Classroom-1Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa – Also located across from the acclaimed shopping and dining of Fashion Island, Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa is spacious, relaxed and inviting. The property underwent a 70 million dollar renovation revealing itself as a sleek California coastal property with an energetic vibe. With 532 redesigned guest rooms, 20 luxury suites, with golf course and/or ocean views and five penthouse suites with ocean views, Newport Beach Marriott can clearly accommodate large groups.

Property Facts:

  • 20 Suites
  • 512 guest rooms
  • 31 meeting rooms
  • 41,000 square feet of indoor and open-air meeting space
  • 25,000 square feet of indoor meeting space
  • Maximum seating capacity for 950 guests
  • (2) Ballrooms
  • Restaurants and Lounges
  • Spa and Fitness Center

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach – Situated on 26 beautifully landscaped acres, adjacent to Newport’s Back Bay Ecological Preserve, Hyatt Regency Newport Beach recently underwent a $15 million redesign. Like the destination, Hyatt Regency epitomizes casual elegance. Just steps from the bay and the quaint village of Balboa Island, this property offers numerous amenities for group travel. A variety of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting and event venues provide several options for business meetings, conferences and events.

Property Facts:

  • 407 guestrooms
  • 4 three-bedroom villas
  • 9 suites
  • 22 ADA rooms
  • 22,000 square feet of function space including 10,500 square feet of prefunction space
  • Plaza Ballroom and Terrace Room compliment 20 breakout rooms
  • 20 meeting rooms
  • Restaurants and Lounges
  • Tennis courts
  • On-property 9-hole Back Bay Golf Course
  • Fitness center

H18Balboa Bay Resort – Located on Newport Harbor, Balboa Bay Resort is a beautiful, peaceful and comfortable waterfront resort. As an upscale boutique property Balboa Bay Resort provides a quintessential Southern California lifestyle experience. Plush accommodations, balconies in every room, ocean breezes and expansive harbor-front patios combine to offer a relaxing Newport Beach experience. Don’t let the serene atmosphere fool you, this resort means business when it comes to meetings and events. Featuring 18,200 square feet of meeting space, 12 break out rooms with natural light and outdoor terraces, a 7,000 square foot Grand Ballroom, private bayside lawn, and outdoor bay front event lawns and terraces, Balboa Bay Resort is a terrific option for group meetings and events.

Property Facts:

  • 159 spacious guest rooms
  • 10 luxurious guest suites
  • Private balconies in all guest rooms
  • Over 17,000 square feet of meeting space
  • 11 meeting rooms with natural light and outdoor terraces
  • 7,000 square foot ballroom
  • 6,000 square feet of outdoor venues
  • Bayfront event lawns and terraces
  • Restaurants and Lounges
  • Luxurious spa

Lido House – Newport Beach’s newest addition, Lido House is set to open in summer 2017. Lido House is a 130-room beach house inspired, boutique hotel located in the harborside village of Lido Marina between Newport Harbor and the Pacific coastline.

Property Facts:

  • 130 guest rooms
  • 5 luxury suites
  • Rooftop lounge and viewing deck
  • Main ballroom
  • Meeting rooms
  • Spa and fitness center

Newport Beach properties deliver an authentic Southern California experience; relaxed but vibrant, sophisticated yet comfortable. Visit Newport Beach opens the doors to this Pacific paradise with destination expertise, customized site visits, strong partnerships and resources that ease the planning process.

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Written by Visit Newport Beach Meetings

As a not-for-profit Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), Visit Newport Beach provides destination expertise, customized site visits, strong partnerships and resources tailored specifically to the needs of meeting planners and their clients.

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