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Forbes: Lido House, A Beach-Style Boutique Hotel, Will Open In Newport Beach

Feb 26 2018

Lido House, A Beach-Style Boutique Hotel, Will Open In Newport Beach


Lido House, a Cape Cod-style boutique hotel steps away from Lido Marina Village in Newport Beach, California, will open in April. Part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, the four-story hotel will have 130 rooms and five two-bedroom, two-bathroom three-story cottages.

Hotel amenities will include a courtyard pool, spa, fitness, banquet facility, rooftop bar and lounge and a specialty restaurant with views of the ocean and marina. The hotel will also offer one presidential suite and several executive suites.

The cottages are 1,300 square feet in size and offer a full kitchen, living room with fireplace, as well as a barbecue on a rooftop deck. Each cottage is unique and features a distinctive motif designed by one of five different Newport Beach-based design firm including Grace Blu Design, Jennifer Mehditash Design, Brooke Wagner Design, Erica Bryen Design and Blackband Design.

Other highlights include a saltwater pool flanked by private cabanas, a high-end fitness center, a full-service spa with four treatment rooms, as well as 15,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor events space, including a ballroom and three event lawns.

The property will have a casual beach house vibe and was designed to resemble a local coastal home with such historic roof elements as dormers and copulas. “This aesthetic addresses our design goals in a contextual, meaningful, elegant, and upscale manner,” says Greg Villegas, Vice President of WATG, the hotel architecture firm that designed the property (with interiors by design firm, EDG of Novato, California). “We wanted the hotel to feel fresh without sacrificing the historical charm of the area.”

Lido House will feature Newport Beach’s first rooftop bar, providing guests with views of the picturesque bay and the Pacific Ocean where guests can relax and enjoy sunsets. The dramatic rooftop patio will also feature the ‘Ultimate Cabana’ located in the circular tower at the corner of the building. The hotel’s restaurant, The Mayor’s Table, will serve three meals daily.

Robert D. Olson, of Newport Beach, Ca.-based R.D. Olson Development, developed the hotel and its design was inspired by his own home on nearby Balboa Island.  “As the nexus of beach, marina and town, Lido House will be the geographic and emotional heart of the city, and a true partner in the community,” says Olson. “In every sense, Lido House is Newport Beach, a lively celebration of our beloved coastal retreat.”

Starting rates for a two-bedroom cottage will be $1,000 while a standard guestroom will be $300 per night. Reservations are already being accepted. Visit the Forbes Travel Guide for spa, restaurant and hotel ratings.

Carrie Coolidge is a luxury travel and real estate contributor to Forbes Life. You can follow her on Twitter at @carriecoolidge