Thursday, June 21, 2012

Foothill Ranch Hotel Increases Footprint In SoCal with $1M Renovation

The Courtyard Foothill Ranch Irvine East Hotel has secured a solid foothold in Orange County with the completion of its $1 million remodel project.

Renovations to the Foothill Ranch hotel’s public spaces emphasize Marriott’s commitment to freshening up the Courtyard brand and providing comfortable, flexible areas for visitors to eat, drink, work, socialize and sleep.

From the second guests step foot into the hotel near Lake Forest, CA, they will notice the warm, reinvented lobby where semi-private check-in and check-out pedestals have replaced the traditional front desk. Media pods placed strategically throughout offer comfortable work tables where travelers can plug in their cell phones, laptops or tablets while they enjoy free wireless high-speed Internet and flat-screen TVs with personal remotes. A 52-inch interactive GoBoard in the center of the lobby allows guests to scope out things to do in Southern California, find driving directions, get the latest news, view local weather conditions and search flight information. A separate Boarding Pass Station provides a nook where guests can print their boarding passes, and a business library offers individual workstations with ergonomic chairs. Travelers can tap into wireless high-speed Internet while being afforded capabilities to print, fax and copy.

A home theater space with an extra large, flat-screen TV is unique to the hotel in Foothill Ranch, CA. The living-room-like setting, with its cozy couches and over-sized chairs, was carved out to unite families or small groups so they can watch a comedy, action/adventure or children’s movie after grabbing a snack at the hotel’s 24-hour The Market.

Situated just feet from the lobby, the new Foothill Ranch hotel restaurant, The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect.®, provides the ultimate place for guests to sample light breakfast and dinner fare ranging from fresh fruits, pizzas and salads to soups and sandwiches made onsite. The café-style environment sports a granite communal table along with comfortable bar seating where guests can sip on Starbucks coffee, imbibe on a number of craft, domestic and imported beers or have a bartender whip up a custom-concocted cocktail. More flat-screen TVs display news, entertainment or sports programming.

Other improvements at this hotel near Lake Forest, California include stylish décor and furnishings in its four meeting rooms with a total of 1,305 square feet, new tables and chairs in outdoor lounge and pool areas and a completely renovated fitness center with state-of-the-art Life Fitness cardio equipment and free weights.
Guests can take advantage of the Stay for Breakfast Hotel Package to check out the rejuvenated facility now through Dec. 21. The deal includes deluxe accommodations featuring beds with custom duvets, plush comforters and feather and down pillows. Other amenities include mini-refrigerators, coffee makers, in-room movies and free high-speed Internet. Breakfast for two is included in the deal along with children 12 and under eating free. Guests should use promotion code S4B when booking their stays with rates from $119 per night.