Embassy Suites Irvine celebrates their 30 year anniversary with an unveiling of a $12 million renovation; a top to bottom transformation with a refreshed atrium and lobby, a new restaurant, Vibrante, as well as upscale, updated suites and meeting/event spaces. Along with the modern and elegant elements enhancing the hotel, Embassy Suites is also offering a range of amenities such as a complimentary John Wayne Airport shuttle service, cooked-to-order breakfast, and evening receptions which include appetizers and non-alcoholic and select alcoholic beverages as a part of an open bar.
A very exciting, new offering for guests as well as anyone that wishes to experience it is the Creative Canvas painting classes taught by local artist and author Airyn aka Skinderella. I myself got to join Airyn and the Embassy Suites Irvine hotel guests and guests from around the Irvine area for a painting class last Wednesday to re-create our own blossomed-tree painting that was originally painted by Airyn.
Airyn is an amazing instructor, she's really great at providing clear and helpful visual instructions, as well as assisting for one-on-one guidance. You don't need to have any painting experience to paint a beautiful painting and be able to have fun! As well, the class is great for guests of all ages! While painting, you can enjoy the evening reception (until 7:30pm) if you are a hotel guest, if you are not, the entire Vibrante menu is available for ordering and enjoying. While painting, I enjoyed a glass of wine and Tinga Chicken Flauta (Local Tortillas, Avocado Salsa Fresca, Micro Cilantro), which was absolutely DELICIOUS. I love that there is a handful of gluten-free dishes that do not sacrifice flavor, and ingredients are fresh and locally sourced. Vibrante is a wonderful restaurant to enjoy modernized traditional Mexican dishes; have a formal sit down dining service with business associates or come by for a casual dinner or small plates & drinks with family or friends.