Marriott Hotels 03/28/2018 – IRVINE

Marriott Irvine Spectrum Grand Opening Signals Growth And New Energy In So-Cal

As the first new build, full-service hotel to open in Orange County in more than a decade, Marriott Irvine Spectrum’s grand opening demonstrates the company’s continued growth and development in Southern California. Located in the city’s business and entertainment hub, the new hotel inspires guests throughout the building with unique artwork and design that embraces the Irvine Ranch.

“Marriott Hotels has been on a transformational journey to push the boundaries of innovation in travel and to create experiences that inspire our guests,” said Julius Robinson, senior vice president, Marriott International. “The Marriott Irvine Spectrum delivers on this and more, breaking convention with its impressive technology, inventive guest rooms, inspiring meeting spaces and food and beverage offerings, all geared toward today’s travelers.”

Grand Opening celebrations at the Marriott Irvine Spectrum with J.W. Marriott Jr., Chairman of the Board of Marriott International, Chris Harrison, General Manager of the Marriott Irvine Spectrum, Robert Olson, President and CEO of RD Olson Development, and other executives in Irvine, Calif., on March 27, 2018. (Jeff Lewis/ AP Images for Marriott Hotels)

Offering 271 guest rooms, including 50 premier suites, just steps away from the Irvine Spectrum Center, a top shopping and dining destination, and the evolving Orange County Great Park, spanning 1,300 acres, the hotel attracts visitors as well as locals. Designed by Newport Beach-based R.D Olson Development, the property pays homage to the rich history of Irvine Ranch. Combining classic, rustic living with contemporary styling and the latest innovations, Marriott Irvine Spectrum is a bustling and sophisticated urban oasis and the sleek, new centerpiece of the Irvine skyline.

Boasting 13,000 square feet of immersive, tech-savvy indoor and outdoor space, including a 5,000-square foot ballroom, 4,000-square foot event lawn and break out rooms, the hotel is perfectly situated to serve the business boom in Irvine and 1.4 million square feet of new office space currently underway. Hive & Honey, Irvine’s newest rooftop bar, is located on the property’s 15th floor. The perfect place for a sunset toast, the sprawling 3,500-square foot rooftop bar and lounge offers 360-degree views of nearby Saddleback Mountain, Laguna Canyon and Spectrum Center. Alongside craft cocktails, local brews, and inventive tapas-style bites from Executive Chef Paolo Buffa, the bar offers signature cocktails that incorporate homemade honey syrup and boast cheeky names such as: Honey, I’m not Home, Pollination, and Bee’s Knees.

Grand Opening celebrations at the Marriott Irvine Spectrum in Irvine, Calif., on March 27, 2018. (Jeff Lewis/ AP Images for Marriott Hotels)

“We are extremely proud to work with Marriott Hotels on this innovative project that offers travelers a hotel experience that has wonderful energy and spaces that create a vibe that didn’t exist in the area before,” said Robert D. Olson, President and CEO of RD Olson Development. “In close collaboration with the Irvine Company, we have been able to ensure that Marriott Irvine Spectrum celebrates the rich history of the Ranch and brings to life Orange County in a fun and creative way to our guests.”

Situated as a social hub, Heirloom, the property’s full-service restaurant contains a locally-driven menu, showcasing the best of Orange County through hyper-seasonal dishes, allowing guests to both refresh and reboot. During the lunch hour, Heirloom has communal tables and offers produce-forward, fast and healthy local provisions. For evening dining, guests can enjoy grilled skirt steak, cauliflower mac, braised pork shank, superior farm lamb rack, and more. The weekends feature an indulgent brunch menu including fresh pressed juices, cinnamon roll French toast, smokehouse benedict, and smashed avocado toast.

Grand Opening celebrations at the Marriott Irvine Spectrum with J.W. Marriott Jr., Chairman of the Board of Marriott International, in Irvine, Calif., on March 27, 2018. (Jeff Lewis/ AP Images for Marriott Hotels)

Additional hotel amenities include fiber optic high-speed internet connectivity, large-screen TVs with full connectivity and the ability to stream Netflix and Hulu without charge, a state-of-the-art fitness facility open 24 hours a day and the M Club Lounge, an elevated space offering Marriott Reward members a variety of luxuries, including a sophisticated workspace and complimentary breakfast, appetizers and cocktails. Access to the M Club Lounge can be added to any guest’s stay for an additional fee. The property also features a full-service business center open 24 hours a day and an onsite Starbucks.

Grand Opening celebrations at the Marriott Irvine Spectrum in Irvine, Calif., on March 27, 2018. (Jeff Lewis/ AP Images for Marriott Hotels)

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About Marriott Irvine Spectrum
Opened December 2017, Marriott Irvine Spectrum offers a new elevated stay in the heart of Orange County. Soaring 15 stories high in the Irvine skyline, the property boasts 271 guest rooms and over 18,000-square-feet of high-tech meeting space. Steps away from the Irvine Spectrum Center and the evolving Orange Country Great Park, Marriott Irvine Spectrum’s prime location makes it the ultimate event destination, as well as a bustling, sophisticated urban oasis. For more information, please visit www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/snamc-marriott-irvine-spectrum or call (929)-759-0200.

About Marriott International, Inc.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,500 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 127 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.

About R.D. Olson Development
Based in Newport Beach, Calif., R.D.Olson Development is engaged in the development and repositioning of commercial properties nationwide. A specialist in developing hospitality properties, the firm also develops office, retail, multifamily and recreational projects. Robert Olson founded R.D. Olson Development in 1997 following nearly 20 years as founder and CEO of R.D. Olson Construction. The firm’s portfolio of developments may be viewed at www.rdodevelopment.com.

For more information, follow the company on Facebook (Facebook.com/rdodevelopment) and Instagram (rdo_development).

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