The Lido House Hotel, currently under construction at Newport Boulevard and 32nd Street, is going to be quite the destination for both locals and tourists.
With a spacious wood deck for gatherings, a 2,248 square-foot restaurant, rooftop bar, luxury spa, and pool, the Lido House may be the crowning jewel of the Balboa Peninsula’s revitalization efforts.
Due to open in March, the hotel near Lido Marina Village will be operated by Marriott as part of their Autograph Collection.
Olson, CEO of R.D. Olson Development, the company building Lido House, said the hotel is inspired by his Balboa Island home. Those who have been to his house will recognize many details.
“That’s our stone, that’s our siding,” Olson said of the hotel, “that’s our wood, that’s our window.”
Even the color of the guest room doors are the same dark cranberry color of his own home.
“It’s one of a dozen colors that you’re allowed to paint your door in Martha’s Vineyard,” he explained.
Most of the hotel is indeed built with Cape Code-style architecture in mind.
“It’s Cape Cod, but with a Newport twist to it,” Reyling said.
Olson coined the term “Newport Nautical” for the hotel.
Former Newport Beach mayor Ed Selich, who was also part of the crowd getting a sneak peek of the hotel, said he’s excited about the architectural diversity the hotel will bring to the city, which already has a wide range of style.
“It’s going to be a great addition to the city from that standpoint,” Selich said. “It’s not only nautical, but specific to Newport Beach.”
Nautical nuances can be found in guest rooms as well, with lots of white, yellow, and blue in the model rooms on display. Cozy interiors look out onto balconies or small decks in nearly all rooms, revealing a harbor or ocean view.