“The Marriott knows The OC”

The Irvine Marriott recently remodeled several areas, including its lounge.


The Irvine Marriott has completed a $5 million first phase of an extensive renovation.

The hotel’s lobby, lounge, pool and other first-floor features are done. Walls were moved and ceilings were raised to make the space feel more open, General Manager Scott McCoy said. Work started in April.

The now nautical-themed first-floor spaces are sleeker and give the hotel a more modern ambience, McCoy said. “It’s not swanky; it’s more sophisticated.”