Balboa Bay Resort announces new general manager

Balboa Bay Resort has appointed Marina Dutton as the property’s new general manager. Dutton has more than 22 years of hospitality experience and will now manage all operations, food and beverage, sales and marketing. 

“We are delighted to welcome Marina,” said Todd Pickup, co-owner of Balboa Bay Resort. “Marina’s knowledge of the local market and her extensive experience in all facets of hotel operations makes her a strong addition to our Resort’s executive team.”

Balboa Bay Resort Marina Dutton

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Marina Dutton, general manager, Balboa Bay Resort

Prior to joining Balboa Bay Resort, Dutton served as general manager of Costa Mesa Marriott. During her four-and-a-half-year tenure at HEI Hotels & Resorts, she won the Revenue Management Award in 2018 at Costa Mesa Marriott and was instrumental to Hilton Santa Cruz winning the Hotel of the Year award in 2017.

“As an Orange County resident, I have always admired Balboa Bay Resort,” Dutton stated. “I am thrilled to be joining the team and look forward to working closely with all of the talented individuals at the Resort and providing guests with an industry leading luxury experience.”

A Florida native, Dutton earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Administration and Management from Miami’s Florida International University.

During her free time, she enjoys soaking up the beauty of Southern California’s beaches, hiking and playing tennis with her husband and their two children.

The Balboa Bay Resort is a Forbes Four-Star, AAA Four-Diamond property with 159 guestrooms, along with two waterfront restaurants, Waterline and A&O Kitchen + Bar, an Italian-inspired coffee shop and 24-hour room service.

Wellness amenities include a fitness studio, a year-round heated outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool, pool bar, pool cabanas, water sport rentals from the private dock, a full-service 10,000-square-foot spa and a Drybar salon.

Wedding and group offerings include a ceremony lawn, a 150-person yacht, The Ambassador, and more than 29,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space.