Monarch Beach Resort transitioning to Waldorf Astoria brand

i By October 5, 2020 No Comments

Monarch Beach Resort, a celebrated coastal retreat in Dana Point, California, will soon make its debut as the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club.

The 400-key, AAA five-diamond property was purchased by Ohana Real Estate Investors in November 2019.

“The Monarch Beach Resort’s impeccable product, unmatched service standard and enviable location make it a perfect addition to the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts portfolio. We are incredibly excited about welcoming the resort and its team members to Hilton,” said Danny Hughes, executive vice-president and president, Americas, Hilton. “We are already partnering with the team at Ohana Real Estate Investors as we transition the resort management, and we look forward to welcoming guests and members to Southern California’s premier luxury destination.”

“It’s fitting that the storied Waldorf Astoria brand is coming to Dana Point—which is one of the most iconic beachfront communities in California,” said James Cole, partner, Ohana Real Estate Investors. “The Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club is a welcome addition to the Ohana portfolio of luxury properties. This partnership will elevate the entire resort experience.”

Property highlights and amenities

The resort is located just 60 miles from Los Angeles. Nestled on a hillside along the coast of Dana Point, it offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.

Guestrooms and suites are decorated in a coastal palette of cool blues, greens and crisp whites. All rooms feature lavish textiles, chaise lounges, ocean-inspired artwork, marble-top armoires, and full-marble bathrooms. Balconies have modern patio furniture. First-floor patios have fire pits for true beach lifestyle.

Monarch Beach Resort will soon debut as the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club. It has 400 rooms and suites. Photo courtesy of Hilton2020

PHOTOS | All photos © Hilton2020. (Top of page) Exterior view of resort. (above) Suite living room. (below) Beach Club.

Guests of the resort have exclusive access to the private beach club vis a scenic tram ride. They can also enjoy the resort’s expansive poolscape, which includes the Monarch Pool, a family pool, two infinity-edge, ocean view Jacuzzis and private cabanas with built-in music, outdoor mini-bars and fire pits.

Monarch Beach Resort is transitioning to a Waldorf Astoria property. Its amenities include a beach club (shown here), multiple pools, and seven restaurants. Photo copyright Hilton2020.

Other amenities include:

  • An award-winning, oceanfront 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
  • The 30,000-square-foot Spa at Monarch Beach Resort (24 treatment rooms and suites, 70 signature treatments and wellness programs, a lap pool, boutique, Drybar salon and Deborah Lippmann nail studio.)
  • Seven culinary options: Bourbon Steak Orange County, AVEO Table + Bar, 33°North (lobby lounge), Monarch Bay Beach Club, Part & Parcel Market, Club 19 and Sombra (poolside).
  • 30,000 square feet of indoor event space and 60,000 square feet of outdoor event space including ocean-view terraces, a botanical garden, lawns and gazebos.