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Meet the Team

Fairmont Newport Beach is pleased to provide our professional wedding specialists to help brides-to-be transform their dreams into reality as they celebrate their marriage. With years of experience, this dynamic team offers creative, thoughtful solutions that showcase the latest bridal trends for discerning brides.

Yamona Boulaire is no stranger to hospitality, she was first exposed as a young girl in South Africa with her father in the industry.  Yamona completed her Master’s degree and taught school for the first year when she moved to the United States.  She realized her true passion was in hospitality and made the transition back to hotels.  She worked in Monterey for ten years before moving to San Francisco where she started her career with Fairmont.  The most important thing to Yamona is giving service that is warm and authentic and building lifelong relationships with her guests.

Jessica Pope is a Southern California native and grew up on the beaches of Orange County. She graduated with a B.A. in Communications from California State University, Long Beach and without really knowing was destined for a career in hospitality.  Jessica began her career in Sales with The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and was later hired at the Waterfront Hilton Beach Resort, as the Waterfront Events Boutique Coordinator where she discovered a love for weddings and hospitality.  She soon discovered that her passion would lead her to transition into catering sales as the Social Catering Coordinator handling weddings, galas and social affairs of all kind.   As a Social Catering Manager at Fairmont Newport Beach, Jessica brings a creative energy, where no detail is left unattended, ensuring wonderful and stress-free events.

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