VEA NEWPORT BEACH,
A MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA
VEA NEWPORT BEACH, A MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA
Newport Center / Fashion Island
Newport Beach, California
AN ICONIC HOSPITALITY ASSET . . .
January 11, 2022
Following a top-to-bottom transformation, the 45-year old Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa will reemerge this spring as VEA Newport Beach, a Marriott Resort & Spa.
November 5, 2020
Eagle Four Partners, LLC and Lyon Living announce today the acquisition of the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa located in Newport Center adjacent to Fashion Island. The hotel situated on 10 exceptional acres features sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, Newport Harbor and the adjacent Newport Beach Country Club. Boasting 532 guestrooms, 32,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor venues, the hotel is ideal for corporate and social events. This leisure and group event hotel is conveniently located within Newport Center’s over 3 million square feet of Class A office space and across from the 1.3 million square foot world-renowned Fashion Island, Southern California’s premier shopping and dining destination, featuring more than 180 retail shops attracting 15 million visitors annually.
“As local owners and operators, we are thrilled to be acquiring the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa and adding it to our portfolio of iconic hospitality and lifestyle residential assets. Being an integral part of the community fabric of Newport Beach, we are dedicated to a transformative renovation in 2021 bringing the hotel to a new level of guest experience and service befitting its location in the heart of Newport Beach,” said Kory Kramer, partner at Eagle Four Partners.
“The hotel will complete a comprehensive renovation of both public space and guestrooms including exterior enhancements. The result adds incredible value not only to the hotel but is accretive to the Newport Center neighborhood and the many businesses in and around Fashion Island,” said Peter D. Zak, president and partner of Lyon Living Development Company.
Marriott International will continue as the hotel operator led by veteran general manager Debbie Snavely. “I’m excited to have new owners based here in Newport Beach who have a strong dedication to the local community and a plan to elevate our hotel through a major repositioning. We will successfully attract higher-rated leisure and business and group events within the local coastal luxury market. This is great news for Newport Beach.”
“Newport Beach is our home. We are proud owners of the Balboa Bay Resort & Club and Newport Beach Country Club. Partnering with Newport Beach-based Lyon Living, we believe our group will transform the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa into a preeminent community asset for future generations,” said Kevin Martin, partner at Eagle Four Partners.
Bob Webster and Michael DiPrima of CBRE Hotels advised both the seller, Host Hotels and the buyer on the transaction. Pillsbury Winthrop represented as buyer’s counsel and Latham & Watkins represented as seller’s counsel.