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 Hilton Irvine Completes $10 million Renovation; 
Goes 100% Smoke-Free
IRVINE, Calif., July 20, 2006 – The Hilton Irvine is redefining comfort.  The 289-room hotel in the heart of the Irvine business district reinvented itself this summer upon completion of a $10 million renovation.

The renovations, which took place throughout the hotel, combine luxury with comfort.  The guestrooms now feature the Hilton Serenity Bed™ which includes the Suite Dreams® mattress and box springs, Super Topper mattress pad, down duvet, Touch of Down® pillows, 250-thread count sheets and duvet cover, as well as custom decorative bed throws and bolster pillows.  In addition, the hotel has the Hilton Serenity Bath™ package featuring Crabtree & Evelyn’s La Source bath amenities.

“We are thrilled to bring these enhancements to the Hilton Irvine.  The renovations complement our magnificent resort-like setting,” General Manager Ted Holmquist said.  “All changes were made with our guests’ comfort in mind.”

In addition to guestroom renovations, the Crystal Ballroom – a 7,320 Square foot ballroom - underwent over $1 million in renovations.  The renovations also include: lobby refurbishment, new concierge lounge, new patio terrace, new pool shower, installation of digital elevators, addition of a new Executive Level floor, new skylights in the lobby, new roof, new air-conditioners, and new laundry equipment.

“The changes to the property reflect our dedication to the guests, and complement our decision to make the Hilton Irvine 100% smoke-free,” Holmquist said.

The hotel’s smoke-free status became effective following the floor-to-ceiling refurbishment of all guest rooms, ensuring a clean and healthy environment for guests.

The Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport hotel is ideally located in the heart of the Irvine business district in California.  Business and leisure travelers are minutes from surrounding Orange County cities and just one block from John Wayne/Orange County 
Airport.  The spacious rooms include amenities such as: work desk with high-speed Internet access, coffeemaker, French balcony, voice mail, hair dryers, irons, ironing boards, Lodgenet Movies, complimentary USA Today® and Sweet Dream Beds featuring the Hilton Serenity Bedding Package.  For more information, please visit the hotel’s Web site:

Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the management company of the Hilton Irvine, operates 262 hospitality properties with more than 59,000 rooms in 41 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, and Russia as of June 30, 2006. BridgeStreet Worldwide, an Interstate Hotels & Resorts' subsidiary, is one of the world's largest corporate housing providers. BridgeStreet and its network of Global Partners offer more than 9,800 corporate apartments located in more than 95 MSAs throughout the United States and internationally. For more information about Interstate Hotels & Resorts, visit the company's Web site:


Ted Holmquist
General Manager
Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport
(949) 833-0958 /

Also See: Hilton Concord's $1 million+ Renovation Focuses on Tech and Recreation / January 2006
Interstate Hotels & Resorts Acquires the 131-room Hilton Garden Inn in Baton Rouge, La. for $14.4 million, $110,000 per key / June 2006


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