Newport Beach Marriott Resort reappears as VEA Newport Beach in Spring 2022

VEA Newport Beach

Last November, Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa General Manager Debbie Snavely told the audience gathered for Newport Beach & Company’s annual Tourism Awards and Reception that “my hotel is undergoing a complete reinvention that will be transformational in scope and bring a whole new super luxury product to our city. It will be something you have never seen before and create a wonderful new experience. They did everything, it’s nothing less than a game changer.”

Now comes word that the Newport Beach Marriott, renamed VEA Newport Beach, a Marriott Resort & Spa, will officially debut this spring.

According to resort information, the property is undergoing a complete top-to-bottom refresh, including new coastal-inspired luxury rooms, the introduction of two new suite categories, three new restaurant and bar concepts, a spa focused on wellness and the – a high-performance fitness center, expansive new indoor and outdoor event spaces, and a luxury pool experience.

“As Newport Beach residents ourselves, we are proud to present something created by the community, for the community,” shares Kory Kramer of Eagle Four Partners, who along with Lyon Living acquired the property in November. last. “With the reimagining of the longtime Marriott property, our goal was to create an authentic resort experience for the Newport Beach community, while being a California coastal destination like no other.”

According to press information, VEA translates to “see”, and there is a lot to see at VEA.

Bed and Breakfast VEA Newport Beach

The property is being redesigned to focus on the hotel’s ocean views. VEA’s vision is brought to life by architecture and design firms HBA, Gensler, Burton Studio and Houston Tyner Architects.

The vibe is said to include warm woods, muted neutrals, delicate marble, and sculptural glass for an upscale design without excessive complexity.

“Eagle Four Partners and Lyon Living’s inspiration for VEA came from diverse international flavors and travels around the world, establishing contemporary and cosmopolitan influences from the world’s greatest waterfront destinations,” said Kevin Martin of Eagle Four Partners.

“Architecturally, some parts of the hotel are repurposed, while others are completely redesigned and transformed,” says Frank Suryan of Lyon Living. “An existing tower is recreated from standard rooms to be entirely premium rooms, all with ocean views.”

VEA lobby lounge and restaurant

VEA’s lobby will feature folding glass NanaWalls at the front and back of the lobby, opening up an entire wall of the space to create an indoor-outdoor experience. Upon entering the lobby oculus, guests will be greeted by a pier-inspired entrance with a massive circular waterfall that leads to the lobby.

In addition to an exclusive restaurant and lounge that opens onto the veranda with views of the golf course and the ocean, the lobby will feature selected and commissioned works of art, as well as a coffee bar and a European-inspired patisserie, which will turn into a wine bar in the evening with charcuterie and other small plates to share.

All rooms are redesigned with soft beach-inspired color palettes of tans, grays, and blues and minimal artwork. There are also group suites and wellness-focused suites.

VEA will offer three new dining destinations, including a spacious restaurant/lounge in the heart of the hotel connected to a veranda by folding glass doors with fireplaces, comfortable seating, live music, abundant greenery, views of the ocean and golf course. golf, breakfast, lunch and dinner service and late night offers. Its cuisine is dubbed “Mediterranean in flavor and Californian in lifestyle”.

Veranda VEA Newport Beach

There’s also a European-inspired coffee bar and patisserie in the lobby lounge, and a poolside terrace bar that’s the end of the pier overlooking the Newport Beach Country Club, with a food menu California inspired.

The spa and fitness center will have 14 treatment rooms, a dedicated saltwater pool, and a fitness center with a yoga studio.

VEA also has a total of over 60,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor event space, including an ocean-facing event lawn, a new outdoor event lawn adjacent to the ballrooms, a new indoor flexible event space / exterior behind the property overlooking the coast, plus additional spaces with indoor and outdoor environments.

VEA Newport Beach is located at 900 Newport Center Dr. and will begin rolling out elements of its refresh as early as February, followed by updates rolling out in the spring.

For more information, visit www.VEANewportBeach.com.

Joshua B. Speller