Monarch Beach Resort Rebrands as Waldorf Astoria

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The St. Regis Monarch Beach opened its doors back in 2001, however officially left the brand back in 2016 and has since been operating independently as the Monarch Beach Resort.

Hotel ownership must of realized the need of a major brand attached to the property so it’s been announced today the hotel will be managed by Hilton as the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club.

There’s no set date announced on when the property will be officially be converted to a Waldorf Astoria, but I suspect we’ll see this coming in the next several months at the latest.

Per Hilton,

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Hilton’s iconic luxury hotel brand, today announced the upcoming debut of the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club, a distinctive 400-room AAA five-diamond hotel in Dana Point, Calif. Purchased by Ohana Real Estate Investors in November 2019, Monarch Beach Resort is a celebrated coastal retreat in relaxed, sun-splashed Orange County.

Offering an unmatched level of world-class amenities, resort guests and club members can access coastal paths leading to seaside bluffs and exclusive access to the private beach club, via a scenic Monarch Beach Resort tram ride. An expansive outdoor pool area includes the Monarch Pool, a family pool and two infinity-edge ocean view Jacuzzis that seamlessly spill into the stunning seascape, private cabanas with built-in music, stocked outdoor mini-bars, and outdoor fire pits for evening relaxation. 

The Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club will be the 2nd Waldorf Astoria in Southern California joining the existing Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills.

Waldorf Astoria constantly seems to be adding to its portfolio, so this will be a welcome addition for all. It’s interesting to note many of their newest additions have all been conversions from other brands.

We’ve seen both the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas and Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead convert from Mandarin Oriental properties in the past couple year. More recently, Waldorf Astoria Expanding to Los Cabos, Mexico with the conversion of the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal.

Hilton Honors members will rejoin in the ability to redeem points at a new luxury resort in Orange County as well as receive elite benefits during their stay once converted.

What are your thoughts on the Monarch Beach Resort being rebranded as a Waldorf Astoria resort? Feel free to share in the comments below. 

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