On September 9, 2014, the City Council approved the Lido House Hotel and associated amendments of the General Plan, Coastal Land Use Plan, and Zoning Code. The project has been submitted to the California Coastal Commission for approval. When a hearing date is identified, this page will be updated. On September 15, 2014, several members of the City Council including Mayor Hill and representatives of RD Olson gathered at the former City Hall site to sign the lease.
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