By Angela Fairhurst
Located in the center of Orange County is Irvine, a 46-year old master-planned community with a population of 258,000. Master-planned communities are carefully mapped out to ensure they are sensibly developed in order to include green areas of open space, sufficient public facilities, and well-designed buildings. Irvine’s location is convenient as it is only 45 miles south of Los Angeles and 90 miles north of San Diego, making it an easy city to access by air via LAX and John Wayne Airport (SNA), or by train, bus or car.
One of the new additions to the area is the AC Hotel Irvine. Each AC Hotel is creatively designed for the well-traveled guest, reflecting the uniqueness and character of its urban surroundings. AC Hotel Irvine’s colorful art collection and textural elements pay homage to the area’s agricultural heritage and fresh landscape. The lobby is a sleek European design, featuring the brand’s signature open-concept spaces.
A thoughtfully selected collection of inviting furnishings and décor evoke the feeling of a well-curated art gallery.
Ambient lighting and cozy seating in the AC library and lounge areas invite travelers and locals to relax in chic surroundings while creating an effortless space in which to conduct a business meeting or enjoy cocktails with friends. The spacious rooms have luxurious bedding, ample workspace and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi.
If you’re here for work, the business hotel features flexible venue spaces with catering service and AV equipment, ideal for hosting corporate gatherings and social reunions with up to 40 attendees. The AC Lounge serves tapas and handcrafted cocktails in the open and casual atmosphere.
Other amenities include a 24-hour fitness center and an outdoor pool on the third floor. The AC Irvine is located near popular attractions including Disneyland® Resort, Irvine Spectrum Center and South Coast Plaza.