Located on the tranquil grounds of the Newport Beach Marriott, Pure Blu Spa relaxes and rejuvenates guests with a suite of amenities and services. Patrons clad in complimentary robes and slippers lounge in steam rooms and work out tension against the jets of whirlpool tubs. Cold-water footbaths revitalize weary feet, while a heated saltwater pool simulates the feeling of a dip in the ocean, including a miniature plane towing an insurance company banner. Services are available à la carte and in packages, and include custom massages, detoxifying body treatments, and oxygenating facials.
Yvette Owens graduated with honors from Career Network Institute for Massage Therapy??a rigorous program that calls for more than 1000 hours of hands-on practice. Now a massage therapist, she runs her own private room at Coastal Body wellness where she combines custom bodywork, relaxing aromatherapy, and photographs of kittens wrestling to ease tension. Clients can draw on a variety of massage modalities such as long flowing Swedish strokes or deep-tissue techniques, or request a specialty sports massage to temper the pain for an athletic injury.
The Spa Gregorie team won Spa Finder’s Reader’s Choice award for Best Day Spa of 2011 for rejuvenating skin with Spa Gregorie's botanically enriched product line and encrusting toes with Swarovski crystals. In addition to brining beauty and relaxation within grasp, each location expands the reach of Western medicine with alternative therapies for pain relief and programs geared toward new mothers and oncology patients. Contributions to the Make a Wish Foundation and multiple cancer research organizations echo this allegiance to health care, and any nonprofit group or charitable organization may use the Del Mar spa's conference room for free. Attentive to both human and environmental health, Spa Gregorie's efforts to reduce waste, energy consumption, and chemical use earned OC Metro's 2011 Green Team award.
In 2011, the International SPA Association honored Spa Gregorie's CEO Angela Cortright with the Dedicated Contributor of the Year award. The press release cites her commitment to well-being and public service beyond her three eucalyptus-scented spas and reveals her favorite quote to be Muhammad Ali's maxim, “Service to others is the rent we pay for our room here on Earth.” This attitude has earned the company an avalanche of awards, which document the good works of its expert aestheticians, hair designers, and massage therapists, as well as the saint bernards that dig them out from under piles of laurel wreaths each day.
Katie Unnever appreciates her clients so much she’ll even travel to their homes to provide her precise cuts, color, and other hair services. When she’s not traveling to her clients, the 15+ year beauty veteran spends her days at Exquisite Hair Designs Salon and Spa. She employs advanced coloring techniques and products from Goldwell and Schwarzkopf to cover up roots and color-correct strands accidentally bleached on laundry day. Katie is also well versed in applying natural-looking hair extensions and airbrush tans.
A stay at The Island Hotel Newport Beach places you in the heart of Newport Beach, minutes from Orange County Museum of Art and close to University of California-Irvine. This 4.5-star hotel is within close proximity of Sherman Library and Garden and Newport Bay Hospital.
Make yourself at home in one of the 295 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and DVD players. Rooms have private balconies. Pay movies and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Bathrooms have makeup/shaving mirrors and complimentary toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including a health club, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. Additional amenities include wireless Internet access (surcharge), a concierge desk, and gift shops/newsstands.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, where you can take in a garden view and dine alfresco (weather permitting). Or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Full breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a business center, and limo/town car service. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a ballroom, banquet facilities, and a meeting/conference room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.