The Island Hotel Newport Beach
Newport Beach, California, USA
CHALLENGE The design challenge was to create a luxury hotel and resort environment on a small urban site, while protecting the views of nearby office buildings and homes.
SOLUTION The architects angled a 19-story stepped-back tower to protect the views of nearby buildings, and provide panoramic ocean views for 100 percent of the guestrooms. A cantilevered porte cochere gives guests an immediate sense of spaciousness. Several design features, including terraced balconies, private driveway entry, and spacious turn-around, contribute to the hotel's feeling of a secluded retreat.
SIZE 4.5 acres 285 guestrooms (93 suites)
AMENITIES Health club; 3,000-square-foot pool; two tennis courts; ballroom and meeting space; business center; fine dining restaurant; views of Newport Harbor and Pacific Ocean
CLIENT The Irvine Company
OPERATOR The Irvine Company