On May 3, 2016, RD Olson took control of the site and the construction fencing was installed. Demolition of the old City Hall began on May 26. Construction should be completed and the hotel open for guests sometime during the Summer of 2017.
Coastal Commission Approval
The California Coastal Commission approved the Lido House Hotel on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. The meeting was held in the Seaside Ballroom at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center located at 300 East Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802. Mayor Selich, Mayor-pro-tem Dixon, City Manager Dave Kiff and Bob Olson of RD Olson Development presented the project to Commissioners. The Commission required modifications to the Coastal Land Use Plan that were subsequently approved by the City Council.
The proposed Lido House Hotel is a luxury, 130-room hotel set on a 4.25 acre site that formerly housed the City's City Hall. Along with the hotel, a landscaped public plaza along Newport Boulevard is planned and the two large ficus trees will be retained. Guestrooms would include standard king, double queen, extended stay suites, extended stay villas, and a presidential suite. The hotel would also include meeting rooms, accessory retail spaces, a restaurant, lobby bar, rooftop patio, guest pool, and recreational areas. The four-story hotel would be organized around a central courtyard with outdoor pool, fire place, water feature, and formal lawn area. Guestrooms and suites, including a Presidential Suite and extended stay suites and villas, would occupy levels two through four. The villas would be two-stories and include a rooftop terrace and private entry with a front yard and porch. Ballroom and meeting areas would be housed in a separate building, separate from the sleeping accommodations areas of the hotel. The rooftop patio would include a bar area, fire pit, and cabanas and provide views of the bay and ocean.
Plans for the project can be accessed in the "Lido House Hotel" folder here.
If you have suggestions for the site or if you need further information, please contact:
James Campbell, Principal Planner
City of Newport Beach
Community Development Department
949-644-3210 or email@example.com