Travel: California’s Newport Beach

Whether it's a cheeky mid-week escape, a weekend break, an over-seas trip of a lifetime or simply just that time of the season, we have you covered.

Everything from country to coast to city on a local, national and international basis will be featured in the coming months as we bring you a fashionably stylish cultural fix from every corner of the globe. A holiday isn't quite what you were thinking? Take the opportunity to have a day dream, we've given you plenty to lust over!

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This month we re-ignite our passion for international influences and take you on a day-dream-like tour of arguably the United State's most fashionably luxe holiday destination; California's New Port Beach.

The state's favourite sea-side destination is alive all year round with perfect weather, pristine conditions for shopping and dining, endless entertainment and some of the most fabulous hotels we could possibly imagine.

Take for example, the newly renovated Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Hotel. Fresh from a $15 million revamp, the hotel features a shiny new grand front drive, porte-cochère, and lobby plus 407 guest rooms and suites, pools, extensive grounds, and restaurants. We can almost taste the champagne!

Situated on 26 beautifully landscaped acres, offering style and luxury in the heart of the city's best shopping, dining and entertainment venue, the Hyatt is minutes from shopping mecca Fashion Island and charming Balboa Island.

"With this complete renovation, the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach brings an exciting 'new' resort-style offering to the world-class destination of Newport Beach, California," said Daniel Kuperschmid, General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

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"No other property on the coast offers our unique combination of historic charm and modern-day luxury amenities, combined with unparalleled outdoor recreation and relaxation opportunities."

"With its rich blend of Pacific, Indonesian and Mediterranean styles, the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach radiates the warmth and charm of this unique beach community unlike any other hotel in the area."

Of particular interest to us is the stylish new Lobby Lounge. Labeled "the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely morning latte or a sunset cocktail, with intimate lounge seating areas – both inside and on the large open-air terrace, complete with indoor fireplaces as well as outdoor fire features," the hotel has made our list of must-do's.

Combine with "Spa by the Sea," a full-service spa that proves to be the perfect way to relax and unwind, and we are set for the ultimate stylish get-away to the world-renowned 17 kilometers of picturesque coastline.

Best of all, the Hyatt's face life comes as our American friends begin their summer holiday celebrations. While it's fresh to say the least in Australia, California is coming alive under the sun. Do you need another excuse?