Newport Beach, Calif.,
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Guest Rooms and Suites Renovation Project Complete at Balboa Bay Resort

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. (March 9, 2016) – Balboa Bay Resort, which opened in 2003 and located along the waterfront of the Balboa Bay in Newport Beach, recently completed a full-scale renovation project of all 159 guest rooms and suites. The refreshed look now reflects the serenity of resort’s Newport Beach coastal setting. Every accommodation compliments the waterfront resort with a design of casual elegance and timeless style, using the colors of the sea, sand and sky, along with natural materials, rich espresso wood tones, refreshed furnishings and Frette linens and robes for a luxurious, yet comfortable stay along the Southern California coastline. Each of the 159 rooms, including 10 suites offer a private patio or balcony with a waterfront bay, courtyard or mountain view, have been enhanced with fresh, modern, and contemporary furnishings including carpet, wall coverings, and furniture and fixtures. Elegant Crema Marfil marble bathrooms pamper guests with Fresh brand amenities, and feature plush towels and robes by Frette. Stylish platform beds in rich espresso wood tones feature individual reading lights, upholstered headboards, pillow top mattresses and luxury bedding by Frette. Beautifully custom-designed shams, pillows and throws in varying shades of blue complete the experience. Enhanced furnishings and fixtures include:  Crisp white stone tops accent espresso wood and white lacquer furnishings to provide enhanced storage.  Keurig coffee service, and refrigerators for guest convenience.  Elegant Crema Marfil marble bathrooms pamper guests with Fresh brand amenities, and feature plush towels and robes by Frette.  Custom ocean-inspired artwork and sleek ombré drapery add to the refined yet sumptuous design.  New 48 inch LED Samsung TV’s enhance the in-room entertainment system. In terms of technology, the rooms are truly state-of-the-art. In addition ultra-high-speed Internet access that requires no login or password, the new 48 inch LED Samsung TV’s are equipped with Guest Tek – a new TV system which offers not only HD programming (just like at home) but also the ability to pair a smartphone or tablet to control the TV. Once paired with the TV, guests can control the interactive guide or stream content from their tablet or smartphone, including their own Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime account to bring their favorite content from home.

Each room and suite also include Evolve lighting operated by a scene controller at the entrance of the room that allows guests to turn all the lights on at once or just a few at a time, including a standard low light setting. And coming in June of 2016, a downloadable Evolve app will be available, which will allow guest to control the room technology through their mobile device, including the room temperature, room lighting. In addition to the Evolve app, come June 2016, the guest experience from a technology perspective will be taken to an even greater level that includes the following:

  •  Meritage Collection App – a downloadable fully interactive app available on property grounds that will allow you to download and read your favorite publications via Press Reader, view events, order room service or make reservations at Waterline.
  •  Stay N Touch- a mobile check-in service that notifies a guest via email when their reservation is approaching and provides the ability for pre check-in, change to a reservation, upgrade of a room category, or even make a special request. Guests will also be able to request their room key be sent to their smartphone once onsite. And at the end of their stay, guests will have the convenience of checking out through their mobile device and receive an email with their folio from the stay.
  •  Guest Texting- a guest texting service (numbers provided on a table tent in each guest room) that will allow guests to text the front desk for anything they need without even picking up the phone, such as making a request for turn-down service while having dinner at Waterline or A&O, or ordering a night cap upon their return from a night on the town. Added convenience without having to download anything to their phone.
About Balboa Bay Resort

Balboa Bay Resort, the only waterfront resort in Newport Beach, offers stunning bay views and sunsets over the Pacific Ocean. The resort features 159 newly renovated guestrooms and suites, each with a private balcony and modern furnishings. Additional features include destination and waterfront dining at Waterline, the resort’s signature; A&O Kitchen+Bar, a waterfront gastropub and bar; Blend™, an Italian inspired coffee shop, as well as a full-service 10,000-square-foot spa; more than 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space; a wealth of outdoor recreation, including a year-round heated swimming pool and whirlpool, water activities, and for guests to rent from the private dock: electric boats, stand-up paddleboards, and kayaks. For information and reservations, please contact Balboa Bay Resort at 949.645.5000; or visit the website at