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Hotel's FLOE Lounge and Restaurant Represents a New High Water Mark for
Meeting, Dining, and Entertainment in Orange County
IRVINE, Calif. (June 1, 2014) - The Irvine Marriott is pleased to announce their new summer offerings to celebrate the opening of the newly reinvented, hip and modern FLOE Lounge and Restaurant. Appealing to guests and locals alike, the coastal yet ‘downtown' vibe promises a place to stay, and a place to play. "We are so pleased with the FLOE's new aesthetic," says Scott McCoy, General Manager of the Irvine Marriott Hotel. "It turned out exactly how we envisioned the Marriott Irvine's Great room to be, and with our new summer offerings, we couldn't be more excited for Orange County residents and visitors to enjoy a craft cocktail or round of foosball on the patio."
A Celebration of Herbs
With the arrival of summer comes the arrival of fresh herbs. FLOE Lounge planted a living herb garden wall as part of the property's sustainable food culture, and Chef Adrian Hernandez has a daily ritual of snipping and trimming mint, thyme, and more to use in the menu items and craft cocktails, adding to the authenticity of FLOE's modern, coastal kitchen.
Summer Menu Items
FLOE Lounge evokes the perfect marriage of indoor and outdoor experiences, where guests will feel at ease in the inviting ambiance. The outdoor fire pits create an open and airy feeling, and the collapsible Nana Wall allows the space to flow as one, but add a bit of separation. Enjoy some of FLOE's new summer menu items in either atmosphere, with local produce arriving fresh from Irvine's Tanaka Farms. Some favorite new dishes include the Wildflower Honey Glazed Salmon with Arugula & Charred Corn, and the Grilled Cauliflower Steak with Corn Polenta, Vegetables, and Black Bean Salsa.
FLOE Lounge and Restaurant boasts a wine list featuring many high-end, hard to find varietals. Guests can enjoy 3 oz., 6 oz., or 9 oz. pours, and FLOE's state-of-the-art WineStation preservation and pouring system allows guests to sample some of the world's finest wines by the glass. The built-in cooling system helps assure the wine remains in a pristine environment and provide the perfect pour every time, with zero product waste.
FLOE is excited to feature up-and-coming musical guests every Tuesday and Thursday evening. In addition to complimentary entrance to enjoy the live music, "Relaxed Happy Hour" at the Lounge offers half-off their "Quick Bites" menu and cocktail specials from 5pm to 6pm, as well as 3 hours of complimentary valet with Lounge validation.
‘Smart Travel' Snack Cart
In an effort to encourage guests to ‘Travel Brilliantly," FLOE has launched a ‘Smart Travel' themed snack cart with complimentary Smart Water, Smarties candy, and other various fun and free frills. The cart will be available to guests in the lobby during check in, and for snack time around 3pm.
As a fun activity for people of all ages, FLOE will be unveiling a Ping Pong Zone and custom Foosball table with the ability to accommodate up to 12 players at a time. Located near the renovated pool and lounge area on the first level, the Ping Pong Zone is the perfect place to stay active in the summertime heat.
About Irvine Marriott
The Irvine Marriott at 18000 Von Karman Ave. in Irvine, CA, is a luxury hotel in Orange County two blocks from John Wayne Airport (SNA). The hotel is convenient to Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, South Coast Plaza, Disneyland Park and Disney's California Adventure. Guests stay in any of 485 well-appointed rooms with comfortable beds topped with down comforters, custom duvets, cotton-rich linens and fluffy pillows. The hotel features a newly renovated lobby, restaurant and FLOE Lounge that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Irvine hotel boasts 25 meeting rooms with 27,000 total square feet of flexible space and an onsite state-of-the-art fitness center. For information, visit www.marriott.com/LAXIR, call 1-949-553-0100.