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Contact: Julie Anderson, Tourism Specialist
FASHION ISLAND AND IRVINE SPECTRUM CENTER OFFER
TRAVEL PROFESSIONALS AND VISITORS EXCLUSIVE OFFERS,
UNIQUE GROUP PROGRAMS AND PACKAGES
Two of Southern California's most distinctive outdoor shopping centers, Fashion Island and Irvine Spectrum Center, launched a new joint tourism program in late 2012 that provides a variety of special offers and amenities reserved exclusively for domestic and international visitors to Orange County (The OC).
As Newport Beach's premier coastal shopping experience, Fashion Island features world-class department stores, unique specialty shops and a vast array of restaurants and cafes - many of which are found nowhere else in The OC. Located just minutes from Fashion Island; Irvine Spectrum Center offers a completely different shopping and dining experience with an emphasis on entertainment venues, a delightful carousel and 108-foot Giant Wheel from Italy. Both centers have partnered to create the OC Stylish Savings program with a wide array of visitor services designed to welcome travelers from around the world.
The OC Stylish Savings program begins with a printed multilingual brochure/voucher that is available at no charge to tour operators, travel agents, motor coach operators, hotel concierges and meeting and convention planners for distribution to their clients. The vouchers provide information on the centers, directions and an invitation in 7 languages to present the voucher - along with an out-of-town driver's license or passport - at Customer Service to receive an OC Stylish Savings Book. In addition, the vouchers are available in all 7 languages online and can be printed on demand, prior to traveling, at ShopFashionIsland.com or ShopIrvineSpectrumCenter.com. Visitors who are AAA members or MasterCard cardholders need only present their cards with out-of-town identification to receive the book as part of the Shop America program.
The OC Stylish Savings Book is filled with special offers, services and amenities worth thousands of dollars in shopping and dining savings from participating retailers and restaurants at Fashion Island and Irvine Spectrum Center as well as nearby Crystal Cove Shopping Center and Corona del Mar Plaza. Visitors enjoy offers from well-known retailers and restaurants including Bloomingdale's, Nordstom, Macy's, The Gap, Kate Spade, White House/Black Market, California Pizza Kitchen, and Dave & Buster's. Even more fun is the opportunity to save while exploring unique Southern California shops and restaurants such as Vineyard Vines, C. Wonder, American Rag Cie, Trina Turk, Luna Grill, and Capital Dim Sum. There's even a Guest VIP Pass offered by Improv Comedy Club at Irvine Spectrum Center!
In addition to the OC Stylish Savings program, both Fashion Island and Irvine Spectrum Center offer a wide array of programs and services customized to meet the needs and interests of today's savvy group and convention travelers. A new pre-paid commissionable meal voucher program for groups of 12 or more travelers will be available Summer 2013 at both destinations. A special Shop & Dine Package at Fashion Island will also be available Summer 2013, and Irvine Spectrum Center's Shop & Play Package will also launch at that time. Both packages, which include an American Express gift card, an OC Stylish Savings book, and a variety of gifts and amenities from participating retailers will be available through ShopAmericaTours.com.
Additional services available at both centers include convenient motor coach drop off and parking in designated locations upon advance notice. Meet and greets can also be arranged to provide guests with a warm welcome, center directories and OC Stylish Savings Books. Gift cards are available with reduced fees for company incentive events and rewards. Many of the department stores and specialty shops offer entertaining and informative presentations on fashion, wardrobe, beauty and home or holiday décor ideas. In addition, the outstanding collection of restaurants at both centers can provide indoor or outdoor group dining options with prix fixe menus, as well as food and beverage tastings, chef demos, culinary classes and more. Entertainment venues at Irvine Spectrum Center that are available for group rentals include Dave & Buster's, Improv Comedy Club and IMAX theatre.
Fashion Island and Irvine Spectrum Center's Guest Services teams are leaders in assisting and accommodating the needs of all travelers during their visit. From information on the shops, restaurants and entertainment available onsite, to local attraction and event information, transportation, directions and more, these trained specialists are ready to provide a helpful hand and courteous insights to make a visitor's experience at the centers truly memorable.
About The Irvine Company
Fashion Island and Irvine Spectrum Center are owned and managed by The Irvine Company, 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. Founded in 1864, the Irvine Company's 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 to Orange County 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.