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    Sonesta Irvine’s $20 Million Renovation Has Elevated Work-Life Balance On The Go

    Sonesta Irvine’s $20 Million Renovation Has Elevated Work-Life Balance On The Go

    Sonesta Irvine (formerly Sonesta Irvine – Orange County Airport) has completed it’s extensive $20 million renovation to transform the guest experience.

    Discover the Southern California lifestyle at the fully reimagined Sonesta Irvine, just two miles from John Wayne Airport. The centrally located hotel puts the most popular things to do in Irvine and Orange County within easy reach including gorgeous beaches, Disneyland, world-class shopping, multinational corporations, and more.

    Thoughtfully redesigned for both business and leisure travelers, the hotel offers dramatically updated guest rooms, a modern lobby, expansive social spaces for meetings and events, and an exciting new dining destination, Haven Point Provisions & Spirits. All 339 renovated guestrooms have new furniture, lighting and décor in a light, neutral color palette and airy wood tones. Many rooms and suites have panoramic views of the Santa Ana Mountains.

    Reimagined Fitness & Relaxation

    Guests can relax on communal tables with Wi-Fi connectivity or with a handcrafted cocktail in front of the built-in fireplace. There’s also an indoor swimming pool and a fitness studio with the latest Peloton and Precor fitness equipment. Guests can revitalize body and minds while relaxing in the hotel’s fitness studio, which features Zen décor. The fitness space is outfitted with different ways to get your exercise along with new sound and television systems. We also can’t forget the delicious fruit water made daily, waiting for you in the studio while you workout.

    The Sonesta Work Suite

    Sonesta Irvine is the first Sonesta property to introduce the Sonesta Work Suite, a new multi-zone meeting design concept that was developed based on customer feedback to create a functional space that supports the ways professionals are working, meeting, and collaborating today. The Sonesta Work Suite accommodates both small gatherings and large groups, with seating for up to 54 people, and is the ideal venue for board meetings, social events, and brainstorming sessions.

    This expansive space encourages collaboration with several self-contained work areas and offers a private patio perfect to recharge with an open-air break. All meeting spaces are equipped with dropdown screens, professional audio and visual equipment, and video-conference capabilities. Full-service catering is also available in all meeting areas.

    New Haven Point Provisions & Spirits Restaurant

    Led by Executive Chef John Ruiz, who previously worked at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa and The Modern Honolulu Hotel, the Haven Point Provisions & Spirits restaurant offers creative, contemporary cuisine with locally sourced ingredients and a Southern California twist. Kitchen Manager Chef Richard Fuentes, Assistant Chef Mark Halsey, and Bar Manager Augustine Ramos are also key parts of Haven’s dining experience.

    Chef Richard Fuentes (left) | Assitant Chef Mark Halsey (right)

    The eclectic breakfast menu features a Broken Yolk Sandwich with Applewood Bacon, Aged Cheddar, Tomato, and Arugula, on Sadie Rose Baking Co’s Sourdough Bread. The all-day menu features starters such as Fried Chicken Bites with a Buttermilk Biscuit and Sweet-Heat Fresno Pepper Jam and Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower with Charred Jalapeno Pesto. Entrees to satisfy any appetite include Pan Roasted Kuna Bay Salmon with Green Bean Quinoa Salad topped with Cucumber Yogurt and Grilled NY Steak with Chimichurri and Chili Dusted Shoestring Fries.

    Sweet treats include a Warm Triple Chocolate Brownie and seasonal fruit tarts. The contemporary bar inside the hotel pairs craft cocktails with delicious bar bites such as the Crispy Squid-Shishito Pepper with Black Pepper-Citrus Dip and Roasted Parmesan Cauliflower with Charred Jalapeño Pesto.

    Guests at the all-new Sonesta Irvine will enjoy modern guest rooms inspired by Irvine’s natural surroundings, flexible and collaborative meeting spaces, and an exciting new culinary experience at Haven Point Provisions & Spirits. Grab-and-go options, snacks, sundries, and beer and wine are also available in the 24-hour Pantry, located in the lobby.

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