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In the Press: Amazon Alexa Meets Marriott Irvine Spectrum

In the Press: Amazon Alexa Meets Marriott Irvine Spectrum

Celebrating its Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on March 27, 2018, the Marriott Irvine Spectrum is now one of three Marriott properties that function as “hotel labs”, or properties where Marriott is able to test new concepts. As part of this elite company, the Marriott Irvine Spectrum was one of only two Marriott hotel properties to test run Alexa for Hospitality. Integration with Amazon’s Alexa for Hospitality allows guests to get information, enjoy entertainment, request concierge services and control connected devices, all with simple voice commands.

This unique amenity will be present in all 271 guestrooms and suites, including the 50 premier extended-stay suites which further combine the comfort of a private residence with resort luxuries, such as floor-to-ceiling corner views, full connectivity and streaming capabilities, and a complete kitchen with premium stainless steel appliances.

The Marriott Irvine Spectrum serves as one of the most upscale experiences within the R.D. Olson portfolio. The new hotel offers a full-service experience reflecting the latest updated version of the Marriott brand initiatives, creating a design-focused property with a customized, yet welcoming ambiance that integrates local relevance. The restaurant, bar, rooftop bar, and inviting social spaces round out the plethora of amenities.

Patterned after the goals of the Irvine Spectrum community itself, the hotel was intended to be the reflection of innovation, encompassing fresh ideas and concepts about blending the needs of the local community with visitors. The Marriott Irvine Spectrum is Marriott Hotels’ first new build, full-service hotel to open in Orange County, California in more than a decade, and the second R.D. Olson hotel in the area. 

Recent features in publications including USA Today, Travel Weekly, Hotel Online, and Travel Market Report, focus on the tech-savvy nature of the new hotel, exploring the next-gen features and millennial-focused amenities.  Business travelers, leisure guests, and local patrons are all sure to find that which they seek in this innovative Marriott hotel property, featuring custom design from the MONOGRAM at BBGM team.

Check out the photography of the completed project.

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