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Jeroen Quint Tapped as New General Manager for Hotel Irvine

Published: 12/16/2015
Media Contact: Marguarite Clark Public Relations
Marguarite Clark (949) 295-2801 mc@mclarkpr.com
Hospitality Executive with Global Background Joins Orange County's New Lifestyle Hotel

IRVINE, Calif. - Jeroen Quint, a veteran hotel executive most recently with Atlanta-based Capella Hotel Group, has been named general manager of Hotel Irvine, the recently repositioned 536-room Orange County hotel owned and operated by the Irvine Company.

In his new position, Quint will oversee all day-to-day operations of the popular lifestyle hotel located in the heart of Orange County's social and business scene.

"We are thrilled to have Jeroen join our team," said Ralph Grippo, president of resort properties for the Irvine Company. "He is a dynamic leader with extensive credentials and an impressive international background in independent luxury hotels, and we are confident his expertise will be invaluable as we continue to reposition Hotel Irvine as the top Orange County destination and community hub for meetings and events, socializing and business and leisure travelers."

Quint says he's excited to be in Orange County and jumped at the opportunity to run Hotel Irvine. "The Irvine Company is an industry leader as well as an independent operator - which allows us to be more flexible, customer centric and quality oriented than larger hotel chains - and I look forward to working with the team," he said. "Additionally, I was attracted to Hotel Irvine's forward thinking new concept and keen focus on both technology and guest services."

In his new role, Quint says he will strive to reinforce Hotel Irvine's status as a premiere hotel for travelers by concentrating on individual guest recognition, as well as working to enhance its position as a community hot spot for casual socializing, special events and other gatherings - with innovative food and beverage programs. "Hotel Irvine is not only an appealing destination for out-of-towners, it is a hub for locals, and I will work to cultivate that appeal by enhancing services in all venues, from banquets to room service."

With this in mind, Quint plans to leverage his extensive background to further personalize and enrich Hotel Irvine's guest experiences. "Our focus is to develop a culture that is all about the guest - with unique dining options such as EATS Kitchen & Bar and dynamic services such as Club 12 - creating an ongoing dialogue with our clientele and enriching their experience with compelling customized services."

He will also bring his strong background in food and beverage operations to the forefront. "My tenure with Wolfgang Puck - known for his innovation, drive for quality and passion for excellence - will be an important asset, as our dining venues and catering services are an integral part of Hotel Irvine."

A native of the Netherlands who has worked all over the globe in luxury hotels, Quint was with Capella Hotel Group for six years, serving as general manager of the 124-room Capella Marigot Bay Resort and Marina in Santa Lucia where he oversaw a $30 million renovation and rebranding project. Furthering his experience in running high-end independent hotels, he was general manager of the 96-room Lough Eske Castle in Ireland and of Borgo Egnazia, a landmark luxury resort in Puglia, Italy.

Quint's considerable experience in food and beverage operations include his tenure as general manager for Washington D.C.-based Wolfgang Puck Catering as well as working as food and beverage director for The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown and assistant food and beverage director for The Ritz-Carlton Naples Beach Resort and The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner in Virginia. He began his career at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cologne, Germany, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in international hospitality management from the International Hospitality College, The Hague in The Netherlands.

He is fluent in English, Dutch and German.

About Hotel Irvine
Hotel Irvine, a Lifestyle Hotel is the Irvine Company's new spin on hospitality that puts the focus on the consumer. The hotel is designed to feel like a home away from home, a place where staff anticipates the needs of guests at every opportunity. Hotel Irvine's "HI" experience is personal at every touch point with all the usual offerings found in a typical hotel yet in an entirely new way that is anything but typical for Orange County, California. Updated rooms offer ample space, and a refreshing sleek and modern décor combined with current technology, relevant books, magazines and updated amenities. Fresh communal spaces abound with a gastropub inspired restaurant, a chic and modern bar and a Marketplace featuring hundreds of products reasonably priced combined with a variety of hot and cold options for those on the go.

Hotel Irvine is one of three hotels in the world-class portfolio of Irvine Company Resort Properties® including Pelican Hill Resort and Island Hotel Newport Beach. Just minutes from John Wayne Airport, Hotel Irvine features 520 guest rooms, 16 suites, and the thoroughly updated and transformed collection of venues includes more than 50,000 square feet of event space with indoor and outdoor rooms and the largest ballroom in Orange County.

A member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Lifestyle CollectionTM, guests at Hotel Irvine are eligible to enroll in the iPrefer® guest loyalty program to earn points, status and special benefits upon every stay.

About the Irvine Company
The Irvine Company® is an internationally renowned real estate development company known for its award-winning master-planned communities, its vast portfolio of high-quality investment properties and its leadership in conservation and natural resource management. The growing real estate portfolio encompasses office, apartment, retail and resort holdings located throughout California's premier markets, including assets in San Diego, Orange and Los Angeles Counties, and holdings in Northern California. As a steward of some of America's most beautiful and scientifically important open space and parklands, the company has donated more than half of the historic 93,000-acre Irvine Ranch® in Orange County - 50,000 acres - to permanently preserve these lands. The U.S. Department of Interior and the State of California have designated these parklands as "Natural Landmarks," one of the most prestigious land preservation designations. The privately held, diversified company traces its roots to the 1860s with the formation of The Irvine Ranch® from Mexican and Spanish land grants.

Hotel Irvine is located at 17900 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92614. For reservations, contact Hotel Irvine at 888-230-4452 or visit www.hotelirvine.com.

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