It isn’t always about visiting the newest property on the block. Sometimes, a renovation to one of our longtime favorite hotels and resorts can be just as exciting. Pursuitist occasionally covers some of the country’s best updates, just in time for you to plan a last-minute weekend escape:

Conveniently located just a minute’s walk from high-end shopping, Island Hotel Newport Beach recently completed a comprehensive, 18-month transformation. Highlights include new perks both in-room and out, including a new text concierge program; guest customizable mini bar; and the exclusive Island Club, a luxurious 2,000-square-foot lounge. The restaurant has also been revamped to feature craft cocktails and contemporary California cuisine.