Byline: Ambrosia Brody
NEWPORT BEACH — The Balboa Bay Club and Resort has announced it is tossing out its old name for two new ones. The private members-only club recently changed its name in an attempt to help distinguish it from the adjacent resort.
The club will now be known as Balboa Bay Club and the full-service waterfront resort will be Balboa Bay Resort.
“Our hope is that the name change will help to define an appropriate distinction between the club and the resort, and will communicate to our local community and guests that the resort and its dining outlets are available to enjoy without a club membership,” said Dieter Hissin, general manager of Balboa Bay Resort.
Balboa Bay Resort offers 160 guest rooms and suites, and is located on 15 acres on the waterfront of Newport Harbor. It is the only AAA Four Diamond-rated full-service waterfront resort in Newport Beach.
“We are redesigning the front drive of the resort and club area to give the resort a more open appearance from the Pacific Coast Highway side,” Hissin said. There is also a plan to “move the security guard house to the members’ side, to guarantee privacy and exclusivity to the membership,” he added.
Adjacent to Balboa Bay Resort, the Balboa Bay Club is a private waterfront club founded in 1948 that offers its members exclusive access to a private beach, waterfront pools and restaurants.
A spa and fitness center are also on site. Members also enjoy members-only events throughout the year.
The club will soon be the focal point of an extensive renovation. The private members-only restaurant will be renovated and expanded; windows and walls will be replaced with floor-to-ceiling glass partitions that open. A new menu is also planned.
For those coming by boat, guest slips are available for vessels from 20 to 100 feet in length.
For more information, visit balboabayresort.com