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VEA Newport Beach shows off its new look to great fanfare

The wrapping came off the new VEA Newport Beach last evening (Thursday, June 23) as hundreds gathered for a preview of what’s to come, mostly mingling poolside while enjoying a wonderfully appointed new outdoor bar that also has a backdrop overlooking the second hole of Newport Beach Country Club.

VEA outside bar area

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Photos by Tom Johnson

The outdoor pool area bar quickly became the gathering spot

The vibe was truly incredible. A literal who’s who of Newport Beach came out to enjoy the festivities. The resort has all the makings of becoming THE PLACE in the city. Locals should really do themselves a favor and check it out.

VEA Newport Beach, formerly the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, was recently purchased by Eagle Four Partners and Lyon Living. 

VEA pool

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Looking down from the back lobby patio to the bar at the far end of the pool, with the golf course in the distance

VEA Gary and Kevin

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(L-R) Visit Newport Beach President & CEO Gary Sherwin and Eagle Four Partners’ Founding Partner Kevin Martin

VEA Kory & Debbie

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(L-R) Eagle Four Partners’ Partner Kory Kramer and VEA Newport Beach General Manager Debbie Snavley are all smiles at opening night party