Monarch Beach Resort announces today the re-opening of its exclusive Monarch Bay Beach Club after a multi-million dollar renovation to its quintessential California beach club. Exclusive to resort guests and club members, the Beach Club encompasses signature beach experiences, ocean education programs, and beachfront dining with sustainably-caught seafood and fresh California cuisine. Previously known as the Monarch Bay Club, the iconic mid-1960s building has been closed since January and unveiled an upgraded, refreshed design with its opening, including a new name, logo, warm color palette, and indoor-outdoor feel with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean.
“As the jewel in the crown of our resort, we are thrilled to reveal the remodel of the Monarch Bay Beach Club and welcome guests and members to our refreshed beachfront club,” said Ian Pullan, vice president & general manager at Monarch Beach Resort. “From its private dining and impeccable service to the family-friendly atmosphere and beach access, we’re looking forward to creating lasting memories and utilizing the club as a space for celebrations.”
Led by interior architecture and design firm Bishop Pass, the new Monarch Bay Beach Club exudes the look and feel of a refined coastal cottage with a midcentury silhouette. The new warm design is seen in the materials and use of neutral colors throughout the dining room and private dining space. Oak and walnut woods and woven fabrics evoke a luxurious yet comfortable beachfront space and complement the spectacular ocean views seen from each seat. “The club has been upgraded to reflect its iconic roots as a midcentury piece of architecture in Southern California,” said Anthony Agriam, principal at Bishop Pass. “We aimed to create a luxurious but relaxed vibe for the club as a comfortable beach cottage with enhanced food and beverage operations.”
Along with interior design, one of the most prominent changes to the Monarch Bay Beach Club is the restaurant and bar which was re-structured to open entirely to the outdoors with an expanded bar counter with spectacular oceanfront views. The restaurant is helmed by Chef Hansen Lee. With an all-new refined yet approachable menu of seafood and coastal cuisine, dishes feature local, seasonal produce and sustainably-caught seafood that reflect the coastline’s bounty and beauty, paired with iconic beach cocktails, local microbrews, and an all-California wine list. The restaurant has been ocean-friendly certified by the Surfrider Foundation.
The sought after beach at the resort’s private club will continue to offer on-sand services including complimentary umbrellas, towels, and chair service for members and resort guests. The outdoor space now features enlarged patio restrooms with a more sophisticated look, members only lockers and redesigned showers, new changing cabanas, and practical beach gear storage space. The Beach Lawn also received new chairs, umbrellas, and firepit tables for a picturesque lounge area for day-to-evening beachside relaxation. Additionally, Monarch Bay Beach Club’s Ocean Adventures program offers guests equipment rentals and lessons for surfing, boogie boarding, and paddle boarding. With the renovation, Ocean Adventures reveals two new experiences; all-new window-bottom stand up paddle boards that allow riders to view the sealife below them and the ‘No Fail Surf Lesson’ which guarantees all students to stand up on a board. Additional memorable programming elements include beachside family movie nights, live music, ukulele lessons and more.
For more information, please visit www.monarchbeachresort.com.