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September 28, 2022  – Vea Hotel Tour
CONNECTIONS & COMMITMENTS
That was the running theme of our event last at the newly remodeled Marriott Vea Hotel Tour in Newport Beach, CA. This hotel is what sophistication at play looks like. A chic sanctuary created for relaxing and mingling, exquisitely designed by Gensler and HBA. Over looking the Pacific Ocean, the Vea was a spectacular venue to host our many guests. We connected with new friends and were reacquainted with old ones. Commitments were made, because we all love and believe in NEWH and its mission. We want to also say thank you to our corporate and regional sponsors. THANK YOU!

 

May 23, 2022 – The NEWH-OC Top ID event at Solstice Restaurant in Irvine was spectacular!The weather was a bit chilly but the outdoor heaters kept us cozy.  We honored and celebrated this years winner, Hibner Design Group. HDG is dedicated to creating distinctive, multidimensional spaces that redefine expectation. MaryAnne Hibner has built a team of experienced designers who are passionate about creating the perfect space for their clients.

Thank you to all who attended; you made the evening perfect! Thank you to Maryanne and Jess for the impromptu panel discussion. Thank you to Solstice for hosting. Your staff is amazing! Thank you to our sponsors. And thank you to our NEWH-OC Board members. You all rock!

March 28, 2022 – NEWH-OC’s first mixer of the year was a great success!! Even the rain couldn’t keep us away. We gathered at Louis by the Bay in Newport Beach for cocktails, charcuterie and great conversations. The best part was having Ron Salisbury speak for us about his family’s 100 years of service in the restaurant industry. Ron was very entertaining with his funny stories and nuggets of wisdom. We want to thank all who were able to attend and especially our corporate and local sponsors: MDC Interior Solutions, DesignForm Furnishings, Shademaker, Stone Source, Amtrend, and Wasmer Contract Group

 

December 6, 2021 – NEWH-OC Scholarship Awards Dinner – It was a perfect evening to celebrate the 2021 scholarship winners, on December 6, 2021. We were hosted at the Red ‘O’ Restaurant in Fashion Island, Newport Beach where our late Fall weather brought a chill. Celebrating with us and speaking many pearls of wisdom, was The Irvine Company’s VP of Design, Bruno Viterbo. We were also honored to have one of our past scholarship winners, Stephanie Brooks, chat about her experience after her award. But the reason for this event was of course to celebrate our 2021 scholarship winners; Golsa Rajaei and Ayesha Mela. Golsa brought her husband along for support. She gave an excellent speech about her love of hospitality and how grateful she is to have the support of NEWH-OC. Unfortunately, Ayesha was unable to attend. We plan on celebrating her on a later date. We want to thank all who attended and brought gifts for Toys for Tots.

 

September 8, 2021 – NEWH/OC Region hosted a Summer Mix & Mingle at the Topside Roof Deck at Lido House. Guest speaker was Bob Olson with RD Olson Construction who talked about the Dana Point Harbor renovation project – an exciting new development in the OC. A great evening was had by all!

 

 

 

December 2, 2019 – NEWH/OC Region hosted its Student Scholarship Awards and Hotel Tour at the Kimpton Shorebreak Resort in Huntington Beach, CA.

 

 

 

 

March 14, 2019 – Hospitality Fashion Challenge Runway Event at BDWest – This BDwest signature event is the culmination of an utterly unique, annual design competition benefiting NEWH. In this year’s finale, leading design-firm teams unveiled couture fashions crafted from scraps of tile, carpet and other reusable design elements donated by BDwest exhibitors. Attendees mixed, mingled and cheered for their favorite “garments” to victory as they were modeled, runway style, then judged and auctioned on the former trading floor of L.A.’s Pacific Coast Stock Exchange—now a Historic Cultural Landmark Building, a spectacular nightclub, which was the perfect venue for this celebration of creativity and ingenuity.  click here to view slideshow

 

December 10, 2018 – NEWH/Orange County Region held its student scholarship awards at Hive Honey Rooftop Bar. Guests also toured the Marriott Irvine Spectrum hotel.

 

 

 

 

November 26, 2018 – NEWH/Orange County Region celebrated its 2019 TopID recipients at the Lido House.

 

 

 

 

April 5, 2018 – Fashion Challenge at BDWest – This BDwest signature event is the culmination of an utterly unique, annual design competition benefiting NEWH. In this year’s finale, 16 leading design-firm teams unveiled couture fashions crafted from scraps of tile, carpet and other reusable design elements donated by BDwest exhibitors.

Attendees mixed, mingled and cheered for their favorite “garments” to victory as they were modeled, runway style, then judged and auctioned on the former trading floor of L.A.’s Pacific Coast Stock Exchange—now a Historic Cultural Landmark Building, a spectacular nightclub, which was the perfect venue for this celebration of creativity and ingenuity.

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April 6, 2017 – Fashion Challenge at BDWest – This BDwest signature event is the culmination of an utterly unique, annual design competition benefiting NEWH. In this year’s finale, 15 leading design-firm teams unveiled couture fashions crafted from scraps of tile, carpet and other reusable design elements donated by BDwest exhibitors.

Attendees mixed, mingled and cheered for their favorite “garments” to victory as they were modeled, runway style, then judged and auctioned on the former trading floor of L.A.’s Pacific Coast Stock Exchange—now a Historic Cultural Landmark Building, a spectacular nightclub, which was the perfect venue for this celebration of creativity and ingenuity.

 

March 2016 – NEWH Orange Counties Regional Group and NEWH Los Angeles Founding Chapter held a Hospitality Fashion Challenge @BD West. Friends of NEWH and members enjoyed an exciting evening of fashion and fun in support of NEWH Scholarship and programs for Orange County and Los Angeles. click here to see pictures!

 

December 1, 2015 – NEWH/Orange County Region held its 2015 Scholarship Awards event at the Shorebreak Hotel with guest speaker Larry Broughton – founder and CEO of broughtonHOTELS. Congratulations to the three scholarship recipients: Samantha Renee Gallo-Nowlin – Orange Coast College; Jinhee Kim – San Diego State University; and Megan Eastman – New School of Architecture.

 

 

April 8-9, 2015 – 2015 – NEWH Orange & San Diego Counties Regional Groups Hospitality Fashion Challenge:  “Design in a Box” @BD West. Our third Runway was SOLD OUT!  Friends of NEWH and members enjoyed an exciting evening of fashion and fun in support of NEWH Scholarship and programs for the Orange County and San Diego Regions.  18 Design teams fabricated garments and accessories using products donated by over 60 Industry Suppliers.  The competition and event was a collaboration of Boutique Design, Hospitality Media Group and volunteers from the NEWH Orange County Region. For photos – click here!

 

March 20-21, 2014 – The NEWH Fashion Challenge design teams unveiled their entries at BDwest on Thursday, March 20th at the San Diego Convention Center. Courture fashions crafted from scraps of tile, carpet samples and other reusable design elements were donated by BDwest exhibitors. Garments were auctioned after winners were announced. 100% of the proceeds benefited the NEWH Scholarship Fund.