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The Monarch Beach Resort

Hotel Contact:
One Monarch Beach Resort Drive
Dana Point, California 92629
United States
Main: 949-234-3388
Email: Email Hotel
Contact:
Website: www.stregismb.com
Elite Rating
Planner Rating: 4.6
Chain Marriott International
Opened 2001
Renovated 2016
Guest Rooms 400
Kings/Suites/Doubles 274 / 74 / 132
Room Rates High $350 - 450 Low $275 - 350
High Season High Season Low Season Low Season Shoulder Season Shoulder Season
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Max Group Size 1500

Fees/Taxes

Resort Fee $55
Room Tax 10.315%
Sales Tax 7.75%

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Meeting Space

Largest Meeting Room 12,600ft²
Indoor Meeting Space 31,338ft²
Indoor/Outdoor Meeting Space 68,000ft²

Airport Proximity

John Wayne International Airport - Orange County
25 min 22 miles (34 km)
Long Beach Airport
45 min 40 miles (64 km)
Los Angeles International Airport
65 min 60 miles (97 km)
San Diego International Airport
70 min 78 miles (113 km)

Business:

Business center
wired and wireless internet access
state-of-the-art lighting
advanced audiovisual equipment and support.

Recreation:

18-hole championship golf course
spa
fitness center
three pools
eight tennis courts
children’s program
beach club with surfing instructors and water sports
and seven restaurants and bars.

Nearby:

Dana Point Harbor
Doheny State Beach
Mission San Juan Capistrano
and Laguna Beach
plus the myriad shops
museums
and entertainment of Greater Los Angeles and San Diego.
Onsite Dining: Capacity
AVEO Table + Bar
160
Mediterranean Cuisine
Club 19
100
American Cuisine
Monarch Bay Club
120
California Cuisine
Part & Parcel
30
Sombra
60
Stonehill Tavern
110
American Cuisine

F&B Averages:

Breakfast Buffet $46 Cont. $37
Lunch Buffet $61 Plated $61
Dinner Buffet $155 Plated $122
Coffee Break $18
2-Hour Open Bar $40
Elite Overview Planner Ratings & Reviews
Elite Rating Average Planner Rating
This property has been certified Elite Platinum and meets at least 25 of Elite Meetings Criteria.
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4.6
12 reviews
Arrival Experience:
4.7
Accommodations:
4.9
Food & Beverage:
4.6
Guest Service Experience:
4.7
Conference Services Staff:
4.6
Meeting and Function Facilities:
4.4
Activity or Recreation Options:
4.4
Planner-to-Planner Recommendation:
4.2
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Capacity Charts
Room Name Total Square Meters Room Size(meters) Ceiling Height (meters) Total Square Feet Room Size (feet) Ceiling Height (feet) Classroom Theater Banquet 10 Reception Conference U-Shape H-Square 10 x 10s
Adriatic 95 9.6 x 9.6 4 1,024 32 x 32 13 50 80 50 150 26 N/A N/A N/A
Aegean 95 9.6 x 9.6 4 1,024 32 x 32 13 50 80 50 150 26 30 N/A N/A
Atlantic 61 N/A 4 665 N/A 15 25 60 40 100 20 30 N/A N/A
Baltic 60 6.9 x 8.55 4 655 23 x 28.5 15 24 50 40 89 20 18 N/A N/A
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Property News
The St. Regis Monarch Beach is Awarded the 2011 Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Rating
Posted November 30, 2010
Southern California’s Most Alluring Address Maintains Its Prestigious Five-Star, Five-Diamond Ranking for the Fifth Consecutive Year
The St. Regis Monarch Beach, the best address for beach, golf and spa, was honored with a 2011 Forbes Five-Star Award by Forbes Travel Guide. Formerly Mobil Travel Guide, Forbes Travel Guide has defined the industry’s highest standard for excellence in hospitality for over 50 years. The St. Regis Monarch Beach’s review by Forbes Travel Guide’s incognito experts can be found online at www.forbestravelguide.com.

“It is an honor to receive the Forbes Five-Star Rating for the fifth consecutive year and uphold our position as California’s only Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond resort,” said Johnny So, general manager at The St. Regis Monarch Beach. “The recognition is especially meaningful as we prepare to celebrate our 10 year anniversary next year and it serves as a symbol that The St. Regis Monarch Beach remains one of the world’s most distinguished destinations.”

“We are delighted to announce this year’s Five-Star winners, demonstrating the rich diversity among outstanding experiences that define the best of the best hotels, restaurants and spas worldwide,” said Shane O’Flaherty, President and CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “As in the years past, the 2011 Star Rated properties share an uncompromising commitment to the highest standards of guest service, luxurious accommodation and unique, memorable experiences; as the Forbes Travel Guide brand grows worldwide, we are pleased to include a geographically broader, yet ever more selective, group of properties to the list.”


Located only a few miles from Laguna Beach in Dana Point, The St. Regis Monarch Beach offers a complete luxury vacation and unparalleled Southern California experience at its most legendary.

The robust property is set on 172 acres of coastline and offers an array of rich amenities and activities for all guests, including three pools with private cabanas and daily amenities; world-class oceanfront golf, a private bay club nestled along one of the most exclusive beaches in Southern California; Spa Gaucin, one of the world’s only Forbes Five-Star Spas; and one-of-a-kind dining by celebrated Chef Michael Mina at STONEHILL TAVERN. Featuring 400 exquisitely appointed guestrooms and suites, The St. Regis Monarch Beach showcases a Southern California twist on the signature St. Regis services and amenities, including the signature St. Regis Butler Service, an ever present yet unobtrusive service dedicated to meeting the needs of discerning global travelers. www.stregismb.com

About Forbes Travel Guide
Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, originator of the prestigious Mobil star ratings and certifications, has provided the most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958. In October 2009, Mobil Travel Guide announced a strategic partnership with Forbes Media LLC. This exclusive licensing agreement between two industry leaders with more than 140 years of combined experience transfers the hospitality industry’s premier star rating and travel guide brand from ExxonMobil to Forbes. Forbes Travel Guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against rigorous and objective proprietary standards, providing consumers the insight to make better-informed travel and leisure decisions.

About Forbes Media LLC
Forbes Media encompasses Forbes and Forbes.com, the #1 business site on the Web that reaches on average more than 17 million people monthly. The company publishes Forbes and Forbes Asia, which together reach a worldwide audience of more than 6 million readers. It also publishes ForbesLife and ForbesWoman magazines, in addition to licensee editions in China, Croatia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Korea, Latvia, the Middle East, Poland, Romania, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine.

Media contacts: Jenn Myres, Amie Rubenstein or Courtney Geesey at Glodow Nead Communications, 415.394.6500.
St. Regis Monarch Beach Repeats As California's Only Five-star, Five Diamond Resort
Posted December 2, 2009
ST. REGIS MONARCH BEACH REPEATS AS
CALIFORNIA'S ONLY FIVE-STAR, FIVE DIAMOND RESORT

Southern California Luxury Resort Receives Highest Rankings
From Forbes Travel Guide and American Automobile Association


DANA POINT, Calif. - November 13, 2009 - The St. Regis Monarch Beach has once again been bestowed the prestigious Forbes Five-Star Award by Forbes Travel Guide (formerly Mobil Travel Guide) as well as the coveted Five Diamond Award by American Automobile Association (AAA), positioning the acclaimed property as the only Five-Star and Five Diamond resort in California.

"To repeatedly receive this distinction from two such esteemed organizations is quite an honor and serves as a testament to the work we do each day," said St. Regis Monarch Beach General Manager Johnny So. "As we continue to focus on providing each of our guests with a consistently extraordinary experience, these awards help to cement our long-standing status as one of the top resorts not only in California, but throughout the world."

In addition to receiving the Forbes Five-Star Award for the property, St. Regis Monarch Beach's Spa Gaucin also received a Five-Star award from Forbes in the spa category, and the resort's Stonehill Tavern by Michael Mina achieved a Four-Star designation.
Amongst the most trusted source in travel ratings and expert reviews, the Forbes Travel Guide has helped to define excellence and quality in the travel industry since 1958. Their ratings are based on more than 750 standardized criteria for hotels, more than 250 for restaurants, and more recently 450 different criteria for spas, making it the most rigorous and comprehensive in the industry. The process begins with a facility inspection that considers every aspect of the property, including its overall cleanliness, condition and location. To achieve Forbes Four- and Five-Star status, properties must then meet or exceed Forbes' bar-setting service standards, which are determined through an unannounced, undercover service evaluation conducted by Forbes Travel Guide's expert inspectors.
To be considered for the AAA rating, both lodgings and restaurants must undergo an extensive inspection by one of the organization's professionally trained inspectors. These inspectors evaluate nearly 60,000 hotels and resorts in North America, awarding the AAA Five Diamond based upon accommodations, service, amenities and overall experience. An establishment with a Five Diamond Award truly reflects the characteristics of ultimate luxury, sophistication and excellence.

About St. Regis Monarch Beach
Overlooking the blue Pacific waters of Southern California, the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point beckons guests to indulge in luxury accommodations and personalized service at its Tuscan-inspired retreat. This quintessential Southern California beach resort offers guests 400 elegantly appointed and spacious guest rooms and suites, a private beach club with "Surf Butlers," six ocean view restaurants including Michael Mina's Stonehill Tavern, an extraordinary 30,000 square foot day spa, an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones, Jr.-designed golf course, tennis courts and nearby recreational activities. The resort is located just 22 miles from the Orange County Airport and 65 miles to both Los Angeles and San Diego International Airports.

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MEDIA CONTACTS: Sean Marier / Leah Goldstein
Murphy O'Brien, Inc.
310-453-2539
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Five-Star Service Meets Web 2.0: St. Regis Monarch Beach Launches Innovative New Web Site Catering to Tech-Savvy Travelers
Posted May 13, 2009
New, User-Friendly WEBUTLER(TM) Delivers Personalized St. Regis Service in 21st Century Style

DANA POINT, Calif., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Regis Monarch Beach, California's only five-star, five-diamond resort, takes its award-winning service online with the launch of its new Web site, www.stregismb.com. The new site provides guests and travel planners alike with an intuitive and interactive WEBUTLER(TM) enabling guests to virtually explore the resort and customize their visit in a few easy clicks. With 75 percent of all travel planning now occurring online, this new contribution to the realm of "hospitechnology" responds to the needs of travelers seeking fast and efficient tools and information to book a dream getaway, meeting or special event with ease.

"We are delighted to see our brand represented in a modern, forward-thinking venue," said Johnny So, General Manager, St. Regis Monarch Beach. "It has been a priority of ours to translate St. Regis Monarch Beach's core values of personal attention and customized service to the highly accessible Web. Our new Web site affords users with control, speed and efficiency."

Advanced Technology; Seamless Experience: More than just a resource for garnering resort information and booking room nights, the new St. Regis Monarch Beach Web site features streaming video, an interactive resort map, flash commercials, embedded links to virtual tours, Web 2.0 applications and social networking tools to maximize the guest experience. Integrated booking links will direct guests to OpenTable.com, Starwood Reservations and Monarch Beach Golf Links to help them easily arrange the perfect itinerary.

Personalized Service: The site's new WEBUTLER(TM) concept brings St. Regis' iconic high-touch butler service into the high-tech world, extending the brand's personalized service from the resort to the desktop, laptop or mobile device. Guests can now engage with the WEBUTLER(TM) pre-arrival to explore their options on property and book all elements of their desired experience - from spa to dining, golf to beach activities, and in-room requests to special amenities.

Social Media Features: Hotel guests and locals alike will now benefit from St. Regis Monarch Beach's custom social network, RSS feeds and links to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, creating an easy forum to coordinate plans at the resort, share comments and join the virtual community.

Using the site's mobile version, www.stregismb.com/mobile, a traveler sitting in an airport can plan the perfect trip to St. Regis Monarch Beach and navigate the Web site fluidly on a two-inch screen. With the signature WEBUTLER(TM) "Whatever Your Wish" form, the guest can book a massage at Spa Gaucin, enroll the kids in the Sandcastle Kids Club, confirm a tee-time at Monarch Beach Golf Links, make reservations to enjoy brunch at Motif or dinner at Stonehill Tavern - even request a family s'mores cookout and beach bonfire, all before even stepping on the plane.

"Just as our unparalleled personal service and exceptional amenities distinguish our resort from the competition, our new site and its many innovations will distinguish St. Regis Monarch Beach on the Web, where so many travel decisions are made," said Michael J. Mustafa, Director of Sales and Marketing, St. Regis Monarch Beach. "With this new site, we're taking travel planning and booking to an entirely new level."

For more information about St. Regis Monarch Beach or to book a reservation,please visit www.stregismb.com/ or call 949-234-3200.
St. Regis Monarch Beach Honored With Prestigious
Posted March 25, 2009
St. Regis Monarch Beach
One Monarch Beach, Dana Point, Ca, 92629
33000 Niguel Road, Dana Point, Ca, 92629
949-234-3200
[url]www.stregismb.com[/url]

ST. REGIS MONARCH BEACH HONORED WITH PRESTIGIOUS "ELITE" CERTIFICATION

Elite Meetings International selects ST. REGIS MONARCH BEACH as one of
North America's top properties for group functions

DANA POINT, CALIFORNIA-ST. REGIS MONARCH BEACH is pleased to announce that it has been awarded Elite Certified status by Elite Meetings International (EMI), an innovative company that offers tools to assist top planners in researching the best properties for meetings and incentives throughout North America.

Elite Certified status is granted by EMI's Elite Meetings Advisory Board, a distinguished body comprised of corporate meeting planners and hospitality executives. The board considers the resorts and hotels based on a demonstrated commitment to providing an exceptional group experience. A number of criteria factor into the advisory board's assessment, including the arrival experience, accommodations, meeting and event facilities, activity options, food and beverage, and most importantly, service.

"Our goal in establishing Elite Certification was to compile a peer-rated resource that recognized those properties that represent the best of the best, independent of affiliation," says EMI CEO Kelly Foy. "We're proud to offer Elite Certified status to ST. REGIS MONARCH BEACH. Our endorsement reflects our belief in the exceptional standards that visiting groups can expect."

"We are extremely proud to be the recipient of this important accolade. To have our resort be approved by both industry veterans as well as those who do business at our property is a real honor and acknowledgement of our hard work," says KEVIN SANFORD of ST. REGIS MONARCH BEACH.

Overlooking the blue Pacific waters of Southern California, The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point beckons guests to indulge in luxury accommodations and personalized service at its Tuscan-inspired retreat. This quintessential Southern California beach resort offers guests 400 elegantly appointed and spacious guest rooms and suites, a private beach club with "Surf Butlers," six ocean view restaurants including Michael Mina restaurant's Stonehill Tavern, an extraordinary 30,000 square foot day spa, an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones, Jr.-designed golf course, tennis courts and nearby recreational activities. The resort is located just 22 miles from the Orange County Airport and 65 miles to both Los Angeles and San Diego International Airports. For more information, please call (800) 722-1543 or (949) 234-3200 or visit [url]www.stregismb.com[/url].

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Elite Meetings International is based in Santa Barbara, California, and connects top meeting and incentive planners with a hand-selected, independently evaluated group of upscale hotels and resorts throughout North America via their semiannual publication, Elite Meetings magazine and semiannual event, the Elite Meetings Alliance. Additionally, the company's Web site serves as a commission-free RFP-generating tool and a comprehensive vehicle for sourcing luxury properties. For additional information, please visit [url]www.EliteMeetings.com[/url] or call 805.730.1000.

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St. Regis Resort, Monarch Beach Unveils New High-Tech Malta Boardroom
Posted March 18, 2009
For smaller, more intimate business meetings and events, St. Regis Monarch Beach now offers the new high tech Malta boardroom. Able to accommodate 10 to 20 guests in the boardroom set up, the Malta Room features a 60-inch Plasma television, built-in Internet, video conferencing, drop down screen, flown projection and integrated sound system. The room also showcases fully remote-controlled AV, curtains and lighting schemes. For receptions and events, Malta Room can accommodate up to 50 guests.

To reserve the Malta Room or for more information on meetings at St. Regis Resort, Monarch Beach, please call (949) 234-3200 or access our web site at http://www.stregismb.com.

Recognized as California's only five star five-diamond resort, St. Regis Resort, Monarch Beach is situated high on a bluff overlooking the majestic Pacific Ocean, midway between Los Angeles and San Diego. The Tuscan-inspired resort is devoted to the pursuit of service and elegance with a seamless blend of comfort and technology. Recognized as Orange County's largest resort/meeting facility with more than 30,000 square feet of indoor and 60,000 square feet of outdoor meeting space, the resort is also popular for a variety of events, from an intimate private party to a black-tie gala dinner. The St. Regis Resort, Monarch Beach and its highly skilled catering services staff provide the most ideal settings, amenities, conveniences and excellence to make your event memorable.
ST. REGIS RESORT, MONARCH BEACH MAINTAINS TOP DISTINCTION AS CALIFORNIAS ONLY FIVE-STAR, FIVE DIAMOND RESORT
Posted March 18, 2009
The Resorts Spa Gaucin Also Earns First Five-Star Ranking in 2009 from Mobil Travel Guide

DANA POINT, Calif. " January 22, 2009 - The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort has been awarded the prestigious Mobil Five-Star Award by Mobil Travel Guide for the third year in a row today. To add another jewel to its crown, the resorts Spa Gaucin was also awarded its first Mobile Five-Star Spa, one of only two in California. With the coveted Five Diamond Award announced in November by the American Automobile Association (AAA), The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort is the only Five-Star, Five Diamond resort in California. The propertys Stonehill Tavern signature restaurant has also been awarded the four-star ranking again for 2009.

This is a true accomplishment and we are proud to see our employees hard work recognized by these distinguishes rankings, said Johnny So, General Manager of St. Regis Monarch Beach. We are thrilled to have our Spa Gaucin recognized as a Mobile Five-Star Spa, where guests will receive the highest level of service and luxury that is found throughout our renowned resort.

Overlooking the blue Pacific waters of Southern California, The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point beckons guests to indulge in luxury accommodations and personalized service at its Tuscan-inspired retreat. This quintessential Southern California beach resort offers guests 400 elegantly appointed and spacious guest rooms and suites, a private beach club with "Surf Butlers," six ocean view restaurants including Michael Mina restaurants Stonehill Tavern, an extraordinary 30,000 square foot day spa, an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones, Jr.-designed golf course, tennis courts and nearby recreational activities. The resort is located just 22 miles from the Orange County Airport and 65 miles to both Los Angeles and San Diego International Airports. For more information, please call (800) 722-1543 or (949) 234-3200 or visit www.stregismb.com.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with approximately 750 properties in more than 80 countries and 120,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Le Meridien, aloft, element, Sheraton, Westin, Four Points by Sheraton, and W. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.

About Makar Properties
Headquartered in Newport Beach, California, Makar Properties, LLC is an innovative diversified real estate development company that specializes in the acquisition and development of innovative master-planned communities and mixed-use, resort, retail, golf, office and residential properties in premier locations and high growth markets. Recent acquisitions include Korakia Pensione, an exquisite destination property located in Palm Springs, CA; the Hilton Anaheim, the premier convention and resort destination in Orange County, CA; and the Wyndham Orange County, a stylish, modern property, situated on Avenue of the Arts in Costa Mesa, CA. Makar Properties, LLC has over $1 billion in assets representing an estimated build-out value of over $10 billion.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Wendi Shapiro / Leah Goldstein
Murphy OBrien, Inc.
310-453-2539
wshapiro@murphyobrien.com
lgoldstein@murphyobrien.com
SPA GAUCIN AT THE LUXURIOUS ST. REGIS MONARCH BEACH LAUNCHES NEW SPA TREATMENT MENU
Posted May 6, 2008
Spa Gaucin partners with the Kate Somerville, a skin care pioneer with one of the hottest lines available, and St. Regis is the only resort in Orange County to carry this effective line.


DANA POINT, Calif. " February 14, 2008 - Spa Gaucin, located at Californias only five-star, five-diamond resort, the St. Regis Monarch Beach, is excited to launch an entirely new treatment menu this February, inspired by the beautiful Mediterranean coast and efficacy of Kate Somerville Skincare.

The scents of the Mediterranean lifestyle come alive with engaging and aromatic massage services, body scrubs and wraps, all of which are intertwined with the essences of wine, fig, grapeseed, rosemary and olive. The array of new treatments will stimulate the senses and soothe the body. Unique offerings include the Mediterranean Harmony " a choreographed massage where two therapists perform a massage in perfect harmony using hydrating Chardonnay grapeseed oil, and fig and cassis body butter, resulting in total mind/body relaxation. The Hollywood Glow facial uses Kate Somerville Skincare and was specifically developed to bring back a more youthful, hydrated and smooth complexion using Anti-aging Dermal Booster which deeply penetrates the skins surface, delivering highly concentrated levels of essential nutrients.

Spa Gaucin is proud to announce their partnership with Kate Somerville, a pioneer in skin wellness and innovation. Personally responsible for the glowing complexions of Hollywood's finest, Kate has created her signature line of innovative products and services to obtain dramatic results in a realistic time frame. Using the finest high-grade ingredients and the newest, cutting-edge technology, Kate is dedicated to helping individuals attain the most vibrant, youthful skin possible, making radiant skin a reality for all individuals.


Spa Gaucin is the magnificent reflection of an enchanting coastal destination. The spa is named after an old world village, Gaucin. Perched on the crest of the Sierra del Hacho Mountains, the village rests 630 meters above the sea, creating sweeping views towards the Mediterranean. Following the traditions of the robust Mediterranean lifestyle, Spa Gaucin has created a menu perfect for celebrating an anniversary in the private spa couples suite, a birthday with girlfriends or a day of solitude to rejoice in ones own wellness. Each celebration of love, life and wellness begins with the traditional coin toss into the Spa Gaucin Well of Desires. Every moment of life is worth a celebration.
Overlooking the blue Pacific waters of Southern California, the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point beckons guests to indulge in luxury accommodations and personalized service at its Tuscan-inspired retreat. This quintessential Southern California beach resort offers guests 400 elegantly appointed and spacious guest rooms and suites, a private beach club with "Surf Butlers," six ocean view restaurants including Michael Minas Stonehill Tavern, an extraordinary 30,000 square foot day spa, an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones, Jr.-designed golf course, tennis courts and nearby recreational activities. The resort is located just 22 miles from the Orange County Airport and 65 miles to both Los Angeles and San Diego International Airports. For more information, please call (800) 722-1543 or (949) 234-3200 or visit www.stregismb.com.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Kristi Turek
St. Regis Monarch Beach
949-234-3773
Kristi.Turek@stregis.com