Prior to joining Balboa Bay Resort, Dutton served as General Manager of Costa Mesa Marriott

Balboa Bay Resort, Newport Beach’s premier waterfront resort, is pleased to announce the appointment of Marina Dutton as its new General Manager. With over 22 years of hospitality experience, Dutton will now manage all operations, food and beverage, sales and marketing. Most importantly, Dutton will oversee all aspects of the guest experience at the Forbes Four-Star Resort.

“We are delighted to welcome Marina to Balboa Bay Resort,” 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.”

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,” stated Dutton. “I am thrilled to be joining the team at Balboa Bay Resort. I 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.