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.
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.
Highly trained aesthetic nurses perform every procedure at Newport Aesthetics, helping clients restore their skin's naturally youthful appearance without resorting to invasive surgeries. Instead, the cosmetically inclined healthcare professionals rely on cosmetic laser systems, microdermabrasion wands, injectable dermal fillers, exfoliating chemical peels, and other noninvasive and minimally invasive alternatives that collectively help improve skin tone and texture. Traditional spa treatments—including indulgent massages—round out the med spa's menu.
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.
Massage therapist Liz Schiel knows a thing or two about stress and the human body. Aside from holding a certification from the California Massage Therapy Council and a membership with the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, she holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Athletic Training from Miami University. She also served as a student athletic trainer for the 2008 MAC Champion Women's Basketball team, where she helped assess and prevent injuries during the team's journey to the NCAA Women's Tournament.
Today, as owner of Inner Balance Therapeutic Massage, Liz puts her vast experience to good use during athletic conditioning or rehabilitation massages, which can help to release spasms and strains and prevent injury during all types of athletic activities. But athletes aren't the only ones who benefit from her skills??she also doles out relaxation-focused Swedish massages, deep tissue massages, and hot or cold stone therapies, which use basalt stones to melt tension and keep newly lightened muscles from floating away. Liz also holds certification in cupping and offers several different styles of the centuries-old technique, which relies on suction created with a special cup that helps loosen connective tissues, stimulate pressure points, and reduce inflammation.
Jenifer Brown can boast an unlikely career path: she went from taking care of babies to babying faces. As a registered nurse and skincare guru, she founded Natural Illumination, a boutique skincare spa where she and her team specialize in fighting aging skin and acne, while also offering a repertoire of other advanced facials, facial peels, microdermabrasion and waxing treatments that are tailored for all skin types. The team performs services that use nonaggressive solutions to soften and smooth epidermises for a glowing complexion that glows more than a black-light poster in broad daylight. Four types of facials keep a laser-precise focus on goals such as combatting signs of aging skin, banishing acne, and hydrating the skin.