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Dana Point, CA – The Resorts of Dana Point have recently launched Visit Dana Point, the first official Destination Marketing Organization for the City. In keeping with other DMO/Visitors Bureaus’ naming in Orange County cities and the state of California, Visit Dana Point provides visitor information via a Web site and other unique initiatives. The Executive Director, Sean Keliiholokai, will be on hand to assist Meeting Planners with Dana Point resort and destination information. Made possible through the Dana Point Resorts including The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, Doubletree Suites by Hilton Doheny Beach, and Monarch Beach Resort, the new organization will focus on meetings/groups and introducing the City to new visitors.

Updates on the Dana Point resort properties (including renovations, spas, and new restaurants and menus) are listed below.

In June, Monarch Beach Resort debuted a comprehensive $40 million renovation that introduces guests to a reimagined luxury destination resort steeped in the relaxed sun-splashed sophistication of Southern California. The resort’s dramatic transformation presents guests with a more elevated yet approachable experience that is anchored by the new Miraval Life in Balance Spa, the first coastal location of Miraval Group’s award-winning resort in Tucson, Arizona.

Additional expressions of the resort’s re-imagination include a recent 400 room refresh, five new dining concepts helmed by new Executive Chef Collin Thornton, an expansive pool complex comprised of an infinity-edge Ocean Pool and private cabanas and new arrival experience through a transformed lobby. This resort, nestled along the coast in Dana Point, is ideal for groups and events from 10 to 1000. It features beautiful and flexible indoor and outdoor space, the Robert Trent Jones-designed Monarch Beach Golf Links, access to one of the most exclusive beaches in Southern California and three luxurious pools. More information on Monarch Beach Resort …

With the Doubletree by Hilton Doheny Beach transformation complete, great value can be found in an upscale, full-service hotel located along the beach in South Orange County. New features further Doubletree’s ability to provide guests with the globally-recognized service that guests expect. The recently completed revitalization of the all-suite hotel is inspired by the Southern California coastal lifestyle, including its vibrant surf culture. Located across the street from world-famous Doheny Beach, many of Doubletree’s guest rooms and some meeting and event spaces offer Pacific Ocean views. The lobby provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere for guests with white stone floors, high ceilings, long sofas, deep cushioned chairs, three large flat screen TVs, and a four-story stacked surf board mural.

For dining, Doheny Surf, is a three-meal indoor/outdoor casual Baja Surf-themed restaurant. MoQUILA – Agave Bar, an open-air rooftop lounge, has beautiful sunset and ocean views serving small plates, such as streets tacos, tableside guacamole, chips with flights of salsa, mini quesadillas and more. Doubletree by Hilton Doheny Beach – Dana Point provides guests with a full complement of services and amenities, beginning with a signature Doubletree by Hilton chocolate chip cookie on arrival. More information on Doubletree by Hilton Doheny Beach

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa announces a new Banquet menu from Executive Chef Salvatore and his team. A 30-year veteran in the culinary world, including time as a Chef in Temecula’s Wine Country, Chef Giuliano’s focus for Laguna Cliffs is to connect with local farmers’ markets and family farms. Among the new menu items are entrees such as Salmon Steaks-Picon and Vegetarian Paella. New offerings include an Open–Flamed Caesar and Onion Salad Station and a Singapore Noodle Station adding to the many creative cuisine selections.

Featuring 378 well-appointed guest rooms with beautiful coastal views, this lifestyle property has everything a successful, memorable and productive meeting requires – from the wellness of the spa to group yoga classes practiced under the Dana Point sun as well as team building exercises conducted on site. Laguna Cliffs offers the perfect space for groups of up to 600 in a relaxing, sophisticated ambiance with authentic customer service. With beautiful indoor and outdoor venues featuring three unique and spacious lawns with spectacular views, Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa provides an array of intimate boardrooms (most offering natural light) up to the Richard Henry Dana Ballroom with a sizeable foyer overlooking the Pacific Ocean. More information on Laguna Cliffs Marriott Reosrt & Spa …   

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, located on the cliffs’ edge in Dana Point, offers breathtaking views to help define your next meeting. Featuring a new innovative suite design that provides additional options for ocean view accommodations, the Studio Ocean Suites offer a king platform bed, dining area and a large bathroom featuring a complete rain shower experience. In addition, the suites offer a connecting king bedded guestroom and together accommodate up to four guests with two king beds as an Ocean View Suite. With astonishing panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, embodies the Southern California luxury experience through personalized service excellence and a stunning seaside location that will captivate your senses and inspire your thinking! All 396 guestrooms feature contemporary furnishings, luxurious amenities and beautiful decor reflective of the sand and sea. Outdoor fireplaces are featured in all first floor ocean facing guestrooms to extend the experience and provide a casual, elegant ambiance for guests to enjoy the amazing panoramic views. Enhancements also include a multi-year investment refreshing the property’s more than 26,000 square feet of meeting space and 50,000 square feet of beachfront landscaping, to make the resort’s exterior space more functional for outdoor events with an unmatched view to the sea! More information on The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel … 

Located in southern Orange County, halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, the City of Dana Point offers visitors an opportunity to discover the quintessential lifestyle of Southern California. This sunny, year-round destination neighbors Laguna Beach to the north, and San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente to the south. The city offers exciting and relaxing activities from whale-watching to sunbathing on its sandy beaches, distinctive accommodations, opportunities to shop and dine, and unique events throughout the year. Contact Us with your questions and future plans today!

Dana Point, Southern California

Dana Point, Southern California