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Pendry Newport Beach

Contemporary luxury in Orange County.

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Pendry Hotels & Resorts recently unveiled its eighth property, Pendry Newport Beach. Alessandro Munge, founder and design director of Toronto-based Studio Munge, spearheaded the design project for the 295-room Californian property, describing it as elegant and unstylish. Inspired by old-school Hollywood glamour and the natural beauty of Newport Beach, the hotel's interior is defined by an aesthetic that is both grand and welcoming. Lush landscaping is an integral part of the design, forming an oasis-like environment reminiscent of garden hotels. High-quality materials such as travertine, natural wood and textiles are incorporated throughout. The colour palette, selected to harmonise with the abundant vegetation, includes the whites of alabaster and travertine, with the addition of a soft hunter green and a rich walnut brown to provide depth.

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LVX preferred Hotels & Resorts
Design studio
Studio Munge
Newport Beach, CA
Completed, 2023
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Located just steps from Fashion Island, the Pendry Newport Beach features 295 rooms, including 114 suites with views of the Pacific Ocean, Newport Harbour and/or Back Bay. Featuring interiors by Studio Munge, Pendry Newport Beach is a sophisticated interpretation of the casual Southern California lifestyle, with lush, garden-inspired interiors that blend the natural beauty of Newport Beach with elegant architectural elements. The property houses several dining and wellness venues, including Bar Pendry, SET Steak & Sushi, the Elwood Club, a spa, fitness centre and more. The hotel also has over 58,000 square metres of meeting and event space.


At the heart of the hotel, the atmosphere of Bar Pendry captures the attention of everyone who crosses its threshold. It is a veritable sanctuary of elegance, with its oval bar design that stands as an icon of sophistication and lounge areas that invite relaxation and socialising. The architecture and design of Bar Pendry is an ode to the sumptuousness of classic bars, skilfully blended with a contemporary touch that reflects the essence and spirit of the modern day. Every detail, from the subdued lighting to the tasteful décor, contributes to a cosy and luxurious atmosphere that enchants guests. Bar Pendry's culinary offering is equally exceptional: it offers a wide selection of delicacies, from light and refined dishes to delicious and hearty menus, designed to please the most discerning palates. Pairings with craft cocktails and premium drinks make this a unique place where taste and elegance come together in an extraordinary sensory experience.


SET Steak & Sushi, a culinary embodiment of excellence born from the genius of Clique Hospitality, is more than just a restaurant. This exclusive venue embodies the essence of Newport Beach, offering its guests an unparalleled dining experience. The charm of the restaurant's patio is an invitation to relax and indulge the senses, immersing oneself in an atmosphere reminiscent of an enchanting garden. The twinkling lights and vibrant atmosphere create a fairytale ambience, a lush oasis in the heart of Newport Beach. The SET Steak & Sushi bar, on the other hand, is a lively scene with a wide range of options. It is the perfect place to spend an evening out, a must-visit meeting point for those who want to enjoy a breathtaking view and immerse themselves in a timeless atmosphere.


Viamara, the indoor/outdoor dining concept is the signature restaurant for lunch and dinner at the Elwood Club. Viamara complements the character of Newport Beach with a modern Italian twist, offering a dining experience with seasonal produce, locally sourced fish and meat and a commitment to sustainability.A members' club concept located in a private wing of the hotel. Contrasting with the more muted colour palette of the rest of the hotel, the club features jewelled colours and brilliant lacquers that evoke the aesthetics of classic cars, adding an element of dynamic energy and elegance. The Elwood Club includes exclusive areas such as the Viamara indoor/outdoor dining option, the Cabaret nightclub and a gastropub.