SANTA ANA, Calif. (March 13, 2024) – Hotel Zessa, a DoubleTree by Hilton, formerly known as the DoubleTree by Hilton™ Santa Ana – Orange County Airport, proudly announces its new name, following an extensive renovation. Nestled in the heart of Orange County, the hotel welcomes guests to experience a perfect blend of classic upscale style and trendy indie boutique vibes.

The transformation captures the essence of Southern California’s allure, where the Orange County lifestyle harmoniously meets business magnetism. Boasting a revitalized atmosphere with unique artistic features, Hotel Zessa invites guests to experience this truly one-of-a-kind property while continuing to enjoy the comforts, conveniences and benefits expected from the DoubleTree by Hilton™ brand.

The hotel’s public spaces have been meticulously designed to create a warm and inviting atmosphere for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel’s fitness center has been upgraded, and a brand new yoga studio has been introduced, providing guests with enhanced wellness amenities. Additionally, all 254 guest rooms have been refreshed to exude a sleek and modern feel. With over 12,000 square feet of meeting space, Hotel Zessa provides an ideal and unique venue for both intimate and large-scale meetings and events.

Citra Bar & Kitchen, the hotel’s newly branded restaurant, will invite guests to savor a south of the border experience and all-new menu that features an eclectic fusion of flavors, inspired by local Santa Ana cuisine in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. This SoCal gem promises not only a delightful dining experience but also the opportunity to immerse oneself in the vibrant energy of Orange County and its culinary and craft cocktail inspirations.

Throughout Hotel Zessa, carefully curated art pieces and murals pay homage to the region’s perpetual success, offering a visual journey through sun-soaked beach days and the nostalgia of Orange County’s roots, including a thoughtful nod to the hotel’s own heritage and proximity to the John Wayne Airport. The vibrant colors and classic aesthetics symbolize the timeless spirit of Orange County’s unique and undeniable legacy.

“After years in the making, we’re thrilled to unveil Hotel Zessa, a place where business and fun seamlessly coexist. Our guests can expect a superb and unique stay, surrounded by the energy that defines Orange County” said Aaron Saliba, general manager of Hotel Zessa. “We are delighted to reaffirm our dedication to loyal and future Hilton Honors Members, assuring them that their benefits will remain unchanged during their stay with us – including DoubleTree’s signature warm cookie welcome.”

For meeting and event inquiries, please contact LeLani Duckwitz at [email protected]. For more information on Hotel Zessa and its renovations, please visit the hotel’s website and for more information on Citra Bar & Kitchen, please visit the restaurant’s website.

Hotel Zessa Santa Ana, a DoubleTree by Hilton™, is owned by Imperial Hotel Group, LLC and operated by Pacific Hospitality Group. Conveniently located at 201 East MacArthur Blvd. in Santa Ana, Calif., Hotel Zessa is only five minutes to the Orange County John Wayne Airport (SNA) and adjacent to the South Coast Metro area, home to Orange County’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Hotel Zessa offers a complimentary shuttle service to John Wayne Airport and attractions within a three-mile radius.