IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 18, 2014 --  The Residence Inn Irvine John Wayne Airport/Orange County aims to take expectations to new heights as it begins a $3 million renovation project to create even more comfortable suites for guests to enjoy.

The 174 rooms at the all-suite Orange County hotel will be reimagined from top to bottom with furniture, draperies and carpet. Refreshed bathrooms will offer more space to get ready in the morning with Paul Mitchell products that will have guests looking and feeling their best. Visitors will appreciate new sectional sofas to relax and watch 42-inch flat-screen TVs or surf the Internet with recently upgraded and complimentary AT&T high-speed access. New desks will help business professionals be as productive as possible. The natural light and refreshing colors of the new contemporary and stylish decor are expected to provide an oasis away from home.

Renovations are expected to be completed by May 31, 2014.

"When on the road for an extended period, our guests need space to spread out, to maintain their life's pace and restore their energy," said Diane Mayer, vice president and global brand manager for Residence Inn. "Residence Inn offers a seamless blend of modern style and functionality that allows them to settle in and thrive. We are confident that these new renovations will enhance each lodger's experience at the hotel."

The spacious, residential-style suites at the Orange County hotel near John Wayne Airport are larger than traditional hotel rooms with spacious layouts that provide separate zones where guests can relax, work, eat and sleep. Suites contain thoughtful amenities to help guests feel right at home. Luxurious bedding made up of crisp linens, thick mattresses, custom comforters and fluffy pillows provide a comfortable place to receive a peaceful night's rest. Fully equipped kitchens boast conventional ovens, dishwashers, microwaves, pots, pans, serving dishes, refrigerators, silverware, stoves and toasters as well as a cozy area with tables and chairs to enjoy a meal. Additional services that set the Residence Inn apart from other hotels near John Wayne Airport are grocery delivery service, 24-hour market and guest laundry room.

The Orange County hotel's state-of-the-art fitness center allows lodgers to keep up their fitness routines no matter the duration of their stays. Visitors can use cardiovascular equipment including treadmills, elliptical machines and stationary bikes as well as free weights. An on-site tennis court and sports court allow vacationers to easily start up a game of tennis, basketball, volleyball and badminton. A heated outdoor pool and whirlpool also are available.

The Irvine hotel's convenient location gives vacationers easy access to a number of local activities and attractions. For shopping, nearby Fashion Island and South Coast Plaza provide visitors with a fun atmosphere to find bargains and deals. Amusement parks abound in the area with Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm and Soak City USA nearby. Take advantage of staying on the coast with a Catalina Island or Newport Harbor cruise. Vacationers can easily catch a top-notch show at the Irvine Spectrum Entertainment Center, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater and Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

About the Residence Inn Irvine John Wayne Airport/Orange County

The Residence Inn Irvine John Wayne Airport/Orange County hotel at 2855 Main Street in Irvine, CA, is 3 miles from John Wayne Airport (SNA) and offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the transportation hub. Newport Beach is 9 miles away. The all-suite hotel in Orange County, with 174 suites plus four meeting rooms with 1,068 square feet of flexible space, is less than 10 minutes from South Coast Plaza, Fashion Island and the Irvine Spectrum. Thoughtful amenities include complimentary daily breakfast buffet, evening hospitality receptions Monday through Wednesday and an onsite fitness center. For information, visit, call 1-949-261-2020 and add the hotel to a circle on Google Plus.

Media Contact: Hector Santa Cruz, Residence Inn Irvine John Wayne Airport/Orange County, 1-949-261-2020,