St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point has offered details on its planned renovation of some public areas of the property.
The resort plans to renovate its lobby and lobby lounge, and spa and pool areas, and introduce new food offerings at a grab-and-go “marketplace” and in a new “coastal cuisine” restaurant.
Closed or under renovation will be the current lobby, lobby lounge, pool, spa, coffee shop, and Motif restaurant.
The resort’s beach, golf course and most dining options will remain open.
The resort in early September filed with the California Employment Development Department a plan to temporarily lay-off 610 of about 800 employees—40% of them food-service related staff.
The filing said workers would be affected between November and June with a formal re-opening of renovated areas slated for spring 2016.
Denver-based KSL Capital Partners LLC bought the 400-room St. Regis in May 2014 for an estimated $320 million or about $800,000 per room and completed a $30 million renovation of the rooms in June 2015.