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Orange County’s Pendry Hotels & Resorts continues to expand its hospitality empire with the debut of Pendry Newport Beach. Step inside.
Pendry Newport Beach is open and ready to welcome guests. ALL PHOTOS BY CHRISTIAN HORAN PHOTOGRAPHY
The former Fashion Island Hotel has found new life as Pendry Newport Beach, a Pendry Hotels & Resorts property that marks the eighth opening for the burgeoning brand. Joining Pendry San Diego and Pendry West Hollywood, the third Southern California property for Pendry brings 295 refreshed guest rooms to Newport Beach. The vision of Studio Munge, the chic accommodations include 114 suites offering water views of the Pacific, Newport Harbor and/or Back Bay. Professionals and party planners will also discover more than 58,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, highlighted by the 8,700-square-foot Grand Ballroom, the largest in all of Orange County.
“We are incredibly excited to debut Pendry Newport Beach with our partners at Eagle Four,” shares Alan J. Fuerstman, founder, chairman and CEO of Montage International. “We look forward to bringing the vibrancy and gracious hospitality of Pendry to Orange County and showcasing all that we have to offer to our guests and the local community.”
A suite at Pendry Newport Beach
The sparkling list of what Pendry Newport Beach has to offer includes Clique Hospitality’s first Orange County dining concept. Enter SET Steak & Sushi, a stunning steakhouse that teams its carnivorous dishes with hand-rolled sushi, sashimi and specialty rolls. Wash those tastes down with a pour from the well-stocked wine cellar, or punch up the night with a specialty cocktail.
The patio at Clique Hospitality's new SET Steak & Sushi at Pendry Newport Beach
Speaking of cocktails, happy hour reaches joyous new heights at Bar Pendry. Tucked off the main lobby, the spectacular space pairs its posh pours with light bites and indulgent flavors, making it the perfect place to meet for drinks and socializing.
A lounge area at Bar Pendry
The culinary adventure continues outside at Tree Shack Pool Bar & Grill. Take a dip in the newly refreshed spa and pool before enjoying Baja-inspired plates emphasizing farm-fresh vegetables. Cuisine is served poolside or on the outdoor dining patio from dawn until dusk, ensuring both visitors and hotel guests can enjoy an alfresco meal to remember.
Locals will also be delighted to discover Spa Pendry, a world-class sanctuary featuring seven treatment rooms, eucalyptus-infused steam rooms and a cryotherapy chamber. Pamper yourself from head to toe with body, skin and wellness treatments executed by Pendry’s attentive spa professionals. From there, a 24-hour fitness center equipped with Technogym machines, Peloton bikes and complimentary amenities ensures you sweat in style. (Drop your little ones at Paintbox, Pendry’s signature kids club, to let kiddos ages 5 to 12 enjoy their activities in a space created just for them.)
Finally, don’t miss the crown jewel of Pendry Newport Beach, The Elwood Club. The launch marks the debut of a members-only club for the Pendry brand and allows its VIPs to gain access to exclusive dining and entertainment. “The Elwood Club was created to provide our members with an artistic, sophisticated, exclusive and highly programmed social club experience where they can entertain and unwind, from day to night, with friends and neighbors alike,” says Pendry Hotels & Resorts co-founder Michael Fuerstman. “We look forward to debuting The Elwood Club as an unmatched hospitality destination in Orange County.”
The entrance to The Elwood Club
The excitement begins at The Cabaret, a sophisticated and glamorous lounge offering live entertainment and exclusive shows. Craft cocktails, myriad Champagne options, and rare vintage spirits will be served in a space that pays homage to classic cabaret show bars. If a casual sip is what you’re after, head to The Pub, where European-style draft beers and pub fare are served while guests enjoy teeing off at the golf simulator or catching a game around the glow of a roaring fireplace. And what would a club be without a signature restaurant? Book a table at Viamara to enjoy an Italian-style lunch or dinner. Sip Italian wines as you indulge in housemade pastas and pizzas, seafood towers and more—all in a space created just for Elwood Club members. How’s that for luxury?
A glamorous hideaway in The Cabaret at The Elwood Club
Whether you’re arriving at Pendry Newport Beach from out of town or booking an exciting new staycation in your hometown, utilize the hotel’s Stay & Play package to enjoy a daily resort credit that can be used poolside, at any on-site dining concept or Spa Pendry. Let the getaway begin!