Irvine Marriott Showcases New Look

$7.5 Million Renovation Completed

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire/ — The Irvine Marriott — one of many hotels in Southern California undergoing makeovers to unveil the new look and feel of Marriott — announced today the completion of its $7.5 million renovation. It now boasts 485 remodeled guest rooms and suites, an expanded Concierge Lounge, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

Guest rooms now feature the recently-announced new Marriott bed accompanied by a clean, contemporary design, including red accent walls, expanded shower stalls, marble bathroom countertops, and flat-screen televisions on the Concierge level. The white-on-white plush bedding consists of an 11-inch mattress, featherbed topper, 300-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, a down blanket, six down pillows, and a colorful bed scarf.

Additionally, the fitness center was expanded to complement new spa-like services — fluffy towels and complimentary fresh fruit — and the latest in exercise equipment. The new treadmills feature wireless entertainment systems and personal viewing screens to keep guests entertained and motivated throughout their workout.

Earlier this year, the Irvine Marriott added Marriott’s new health and wellness program, Great Health-Fit For You, and pre-arrival planning to its offerings. It also features a reinvented lobby, a project that was completed in the spring of 2003, that includes a new Martini and Wine Bar, an expanded Sushi Bar, and residential meeting space.

The new look and feel of Marriott incorporates the latest in design, technology, culinary expertise, service and comfort. Guests will begin to experience it across all brands this year.

The Irvine Marriott is owned by MeriStar Hospitality Corporation and located at 18000 Von Karman Avenue. For more information on Marriott’s portfolio of hotels or to make reservations, visit or call (800) 228-9290.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 2,600 lodging properties in the United States and 65 other countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Bulgari, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn and SpringHill Suites brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club International, Horizons, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Marriott Grand Residence Club brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has approximately 133,000 employees. It is ranked as the lodging industry’s most admired company and one of the best places to work for by Fortune(R) magazine. In fiscal year 2004, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of $10 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at

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