Industry Update
Appointment 9 January 2020

Marina Dutton

Appointed General Manager
At Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach - CA, USA

Marina Dutton

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.

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.

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.

Florida International University

Marina Dutton (Class of 1996) is a graduate of Florida International University in North Miami, Florida - United States
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