The Hilton Irvine in Orange County Kicks Off Group & Event Meeting Planner Incentive

Opportunity for Planners to Pick Their Premium or Savings

January 29, 2009

IRVINE, Calif. -  The Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport Hotel appreciates that in these tough financial times meeting planners are doing all they can to stretch funds to create productive meetings and events.  The recently launched meeting incentive, The Big Deal, will help support meeting planners who aim to customize the perfect event for their guests and see a solid and immediate return on investment. 

The Big Deal meeting incentive is available for new meetings and events that are booked now through March 31, 2009 and consumed by December 31, 2009.  For an event valued at more than $5,000, the planner will receive a $500 Best Buy gift card.  Or, if the event spend is  $25,000 or greater, the planner can chose among the incentives for an immediate budgetary impact,  such as a $1,000 Best Buy gift card, a complimentary meeting room rental, or a 5% credit on the master bill*.

The Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport Hotel is an affordable meeting destination in Orange County.  The experienced hotel meeting and banquet staff understand the planners' perspective and provide the assistance needed to create, develop and execute meetings with creative methods to meet current budgets.  The hotel, easily accessible from Irvine and Anaheim lively business districts, is close to John Wayne Airport and downtown Irvine's dining and shopping venues.  The Hilton Irvine offers 23,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, with 292 well-appointed guestrooms, including four suites.

"We are enthusiastic and committed to rewarding our loyal guests," said Mr. Dori Familiant, general manager.  "With the ability to pick your perk, meeting planners will find this incentive to be a wonderful way to stretch their funds and customize the guest experience."

About the Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport Hotel

The hotel is located in the heart of Orange County near the John Wayne Airport as well as the San Diego Freeway.  Each spacious room at the Hilton Irvine is furnished with the Signature Serenity Bedding Package, comfortable bedding, duvet and pillows.  The hotel offers high-speed internet in all guestrooms and the main lobby, a state-of-the-art business center, in-room dining and a revitalizing fitness center with outdoor pool.  The full-service restaurant Aura Bar and Grill features a warm and inviting atmosphere, enlivened by a view of the outside patio.  The hotel features 23,000 square feet of flexible meeting, banquet and pre-function space, which can accommodate up to 800 guests.  To book your meeting or conference at the Hilton Irvine, please contact Leah Harrison, Director of Sales and Marketing at (949) 812-3720, or visit the Web-site for more information:

*Offer not valid on currently booked business. Blackout dates may apply. Award will ship 4-6 weeks following consumption of event. Hotel reserves the right to substitute the prize with an award of equal value, based upon availability. Meeting must be booked from January 28, 2009 - March 31, 2009 and consumed by December 31, 2009. Amount spent calculated in sleeping rooms and/or food and beverage.


Leah Harrison - Director of Sales and Marketing
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