Marriott Newport Beach Hotel & Spa

From your team's role during the design and preconstruction phase to their tireless efforts in meeting our end-of-year completion deadline, they performed like champions.
Robert H. Shorb, Jr., Senior Vice President - Development, Host Hotels & Resorts
Newport Beach, California
Host Marriott Corporation
450,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 

Clark provided preconstruction and general contracting services for the renovation of the Marriott Newport Beach Hotel & Spa. The hotel boasts 532 guest rooms and 20 suites, a 14,000 square-foot spa with salt lap pool and salon, two restaurants, and 41,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space. The property also received electrical upgrades and a complete mechanical overhaul.

To transform the hotel, all drywall and plaster interior walls were removed, modern heating and air-conditioning systems were installed, and guest rooms were extensively renovated in a two-phased construction approach. Each guest room received a new bathroom, doors, carpet, wall covering and paint. The top floor of one tower, which originally featured a lounge/restaurant, was completely retrofitted into new luxury suites and a Presidential Suite. Additionally, existing meeting rooms were demolished and converted into new administrative office space for the hotel staff. 

A new 8,000-square-foot lobby features a sleek porte cochere and skylights and offers views of the redesigned pool area, golf course and the ocean. All existing ballrooms were completely renovated, including new lighting with enhanced dimming capabilities, a new sound system and new operable partitions. To enhance the conference facilities, some rooms were reconfigured so that all meeting space will be contiguous and a new sound system, power drops and sound walls also were incorporated.

The project team met seismic requirements, renovated the MEP system while the hotel was operational, and carefully coordinated asbestos abatement to protect guests and hotel staff.