Monarch Beach Resort Unveils Sweeping $40 Million Reimagination

Southern California’s Premier Destination Resort Debuts Region’s
First Miraval Life in Balance Spa,
Five New Dining Concepts,
Expansive Pool Area and Transformed Arrival Experience; Special
“ReDiscover Monarch Beach” Package Offered to Guests in Honor of Redesign

DANA POINT, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#BeachMonarch
Beach Resort
today announced the completion of its year-long $40
million comprehensive renovation that introduces guests to a reimagined
luxury resort destination. An encore to the recently refreshed 400
guestrooms, the dramatic redesign features a new Miraval
Life in Balance Spa
by Miraval Group, the preeminent spa and
wellness brand’s first coastal location; a transformed culinary program
and five new dining concepts; an expansive new pool area complete with
private cabanas; and a new arrival experience.

“We are thrilled to welcome guests, members and neighbors to our
thoughtfully reimagined resort that offers a perfect balance between
luxury and approachability, and captures the allure of Dana Point’s
majesty,” said Ian Pullan, General Manager of Monarch Beach Resort.
“Expressions of our extensive transformation, anchored by the Miraval
Life in Balance Spa, introduce guests to memorable experiences befitting
one of the finest resorts in Southern California.”

Life in Balance Spa

Miraval Group brings its nationally
known spa and wellness brand to Southern California with the opening of
the Miraval Life in Balance Spa.

Renowned for its “Life in Balance” philosophy, innovative programs and
treatments, the new Miraval Life in Balance Spa provides guests with a
new wellness experience inspired by the resort’s oceanfront location and
rooted in practices that deliver a healthy lifestyle. The spa offers
more than 70 signature treatments developed at the company’s flagship
Miraval Resort & Spa near Tucson, Arizona, each designed to “awaken the
senses, create balance and promote a sense of well-being,” and
encompasses 24 treatment rooms, a lap pool, spa suites, boutique, Drybar,
Deborah Lippmann Nail Salon and relaxation and tranquility zones.

Programming is further enhanced through Miraval-inspired healthy menu
items available at the resort’s restaurants, as well as the new Miraval
Spa Café
inside the spa; visiting specialists from Miraval Tucson,
offering an even greater number of signature Miraval programs; and spa
memberships available for local residents.

Dining Concepts

Acclaimed for award-winning
Chef Michael Mina’s Stonehill
, the resort’s signature restaurant, and private beachfront
dining outlet, Monarch
Bay Club
, Monarch Beach Resort debuts five new dining concepts led
by Executive Chef Collin Thornton. Using fresh ingredients from local
purveyors and exercising sustainable practices in all menu creations,
the resort’s transformed culinary experience includes:

  • AVEO
    Table + Bar
    : The Mediterranean restaurant and bar’s
    bright and open space, designed by San Francisco-based hospitality
    firm Puccini
    , reflects the property’s new style of effortless living in
    seaside elegance. While highlighting the best cuisine from Spain to
    Italy and from Greece to Morocco, dishes are inspired by local
    influences and ingredients.
  • 33°
    : Dana Point’s new social center offers three
    distinct scenes that pay homage to the resort’s inviting coastal
    location: a contemporary bar for guests to savor hand-crafted
    cocktails, a living room salon, and an outdoor patio with fireside
    niches that create a beach-home feel with live music Thursday through
  • Part
    & Parcel Market
    : Dana Point’s newest neighborhood
    emporium, also designed by Puccini Group, features small bites and
    healthy options for guests on-the-go in the morning, afternoon and
  • Club
    : This refreshed indoor-outdoor gastro pub located on
    a coveted perch near the golf course takes the notion of bar food to
    the next level.
  • Sombra:
    This Mexi-Cali family-friendly poolside cantina serves a fusion of
    Mexican/American dishes with a mixture of healthy salads, vegetarian
    options and modern Mexican comfort food.

New Arrival Experience

Beach house-inspired details speak
to the coastal spirit of Southern California from the moment of arrival
with panoramic windows, over-sized seating, wide plank wood floors, and
celestial blue and sea-glass green accents.

Pool Area

The new outdoor oasis provides more ways for
couples and families to connect with the adults-only Monarch Pool, the
Family Pool with splash zone and two infinity-edge spas that seamlessly
spill into the stunning seascape. Private cabanas with built-in music
and stocked outdoor mini-bars, increased poolside chaise lounges and an
outdoor fire pit surrounded by couches provide the setting for guests to
gather in the evenings. The new multi-level design features a second
tier dedicated to sunning and lounging.

Rooms and Suites

A coastal palette of cool blues, greens
and crisp whites distinguish the 400 newly appointed guest rooms and
suites designed by Los Angeles-based Rodrigo Vargas Design. Modern patio
furniture adorns the balconies off every room and suite, and all
first-floor balconies feature new fire pits for true beach living.

Point Discoveries

A refreshed collection of experiences
immerse guests in Dana Point’s rich land and sea offerings. At the
resort’s private access beach, guests may enjoy a range of marine
adventures, standup paddle boarding, trail hikes, bonfire communions and
one-on-one surf lessons under the guidance of a resort Surf Host.

Monarch Beach” Package

In celebration of Monarch Beach
Resort’s re-imagination, the property is offering a special “ReDiscover”
promotion that includes luxury accommodations in a fully restyled guest
room, daily breakfast for two, a $100 daily resort credit, and
complimentary resort charge and parking. The “ReDiscover Monarch Beach”
package starts at $499 per night.

With a fresh personality reflective of Dana Point’s coastal lifestyle,
the transformed Monarch Beach Resort envelopes guests into a luxurious
and welcoming beach house atmosphere with a distinct sense of place.
Adding to the resort’s peerless breadth of amenities is the
distinguished Robert Trent Jones-designed Monarch
Beach Golf Links
, which Golf Magazine named a Gold Medal
Resort for 2016-2017.

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About Monarch Beach Resort
Monarch Beach Resort, Orange
County, California, is an AAA Five-Diamond awarded luxury resort
recognized among the best in the world, with panoramic views of the
Pacific Ocean and 400 exquisitely appointed guest rooms and suites. This
resort, nestled along the coast in Dana Point, features the Robert Trent
Jones-designed Monarch Beach Golf Links, a 2016-2017 Gold Medal Resort
by Golf Magazine; access to one of the most exclusive beaches in
Southern California; three luxurious pools; six ocean-view restaurants
including Chef Michael Mina’s lauded Stonehill Tavern; and the
distinguished Miraval Life in Balance Spa.

About KSL Resorts
Founded in 1992, KSL Resorts manages,
asset manages and consults for a variety of world class destination
resorts with outstanding recreational amenities including spa, golf,
tennis and ski. Each is refined yet unpretentious, rich in legacy and
genuine in service; including, the Hotel del Coronado (San Diego,
Calif.), Beach Village at the Del (San Diego, Calif.), Miraval Resort
and Spa (Tucson, Arizona) and the newest addition, Monarch Beach Resort
(Dana Point, Calif.).


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