With chic hotels, trendy shopping areas and pristine beaches, Newport Beach exudes elegance and sophistication. Committed to offering both its residents and visitors a quality experience, Newport Beach has invested more than $125 million in recent renovations across the city. Whether for business or leisure, guests can rest assured that they'll find the best of the best in Newport Beach's attractions, restaurants, and, of course, meeting facilities.
Newport Beach's convention hotels are among the best in the region. In fact, within recent years, all of the city's eight full-service hotels have undergone renovations and upgrades. Top meetings venues in Newport Beach include the 440-room Fairmont Newport Beach, the 160-room Balboa Bay Club & Resort (on the Newport Bay waterfront), the 532-room Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, and the 403-room Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.
Spanning 40 square miles of Pacific coastline, Newport Beach is home to several scenic settings that serve as inspiring spots for social events, meetings, luncheons, and more. Oceanfront restaurants, golf clubs, and private yachts are among the memorable options. Enjoy contemporary cuisine and professional service at restaurants such as Bayside, 21 Oceanfront, and The Cannery, all of which offer private dining facilities. Explore the Southern California waters aboard one of Anchor Yacht Charters' prestigious vessels, which can accommodate anywhere from 50 to 500 people. Or, enjoy the Newport Beach area by land at the Sherman Library & Gardens, whose various botanical collections provide a scenic backdrop for events of up to 250 guests.
Perhaps one of the most attractive aspects of Newport Beach's amazing range of facilities is ease of access. Newport Beach is the only coastal city in Orange County with direct access to John Wayne Airport, which offers non-stop service to over 15 destinations. Additionally, major hub Los Angeles International Airport, ranked fifth in the world for passenger traffic, is located just an hour away.
Newport Beach is home to prominent companies such as the Pacific Investment Management Company, which runs the world's largest bond fund. Tourism also plays an important part in its economy. Additionally, the city is notable for its role as a backdrop to many popular television series and movies, including Bravo TV's The Real Housewives of Orange County, The OC, and Arrested Development.