NEWPORT BEACH, CA—Crescent Hotels & Resorts has been selected to manage The Duke Hotel Newport Beach, an upscale, lifestyle hotel here. Formerly the Fairmont Newport Beach, the property will undergo a multimillion-dollar renovation and convert to the Renaissance Newport Beach in early 2018.
The Duke Hotel Newport Beach will begin accepting reservations as a Marriott affiliated “White Label” hotel effective March 2017. It will be positioned and operated under Crescent’s Lifestyle division, Latitudes, Lifestyles by Crescent.
Adjacent to the John Wayne Airport, Orange County, the property has 444 luxury guestrooms including 54 suites, rooftop pool with cabanas, an 8,000-sq.-ft. spa, bocce court, tennis/sport courts, wedding gazebo, fitness center, restaurant, full bar and 42,000 sq. ft. of meeting space including 27,000 sq. ft. of outdoor function space.
“The Duke Hotel Newport Beach aligns well with Crescent due to our extensive experience in repositioning unique and complex lifestyle hotels,” said Michael George, CEO of Crescent Hotels & Resorts. “Our unique approach as an elite Marriott International hotel manager, combined with our experience operating in southern California, will maximize the potential of this great hotel.”