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Travel Costa Mesa Blog

Archive for 2010

New Year’s Eve Murder Mystery Dinner Show at Avenue of the Arts, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel OC

Posted on December 10, 2010 | 10:13am

Step into the 30s to Ring in 2011! It’s 1933, but bootlegged hooch should be easy to buy if you know whom to ask. While the rest of the country is standing in bread lines, dine in delight with a few nefarious types at our Prohibition Era Speakeasy–where it’s not just the gas that’s full of lead!

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Shop, Drop & Dine For The Holidays

Posted on November 30, 2010 | 1:26am

Holiday shopping is in full swing and The Hotel Hanford, neighbor to South Coast Plaza has designed a retail care package filled with TLC for holiday shoppers at this number one holiday destination.

The limited time “Shop ‘Til You Drop” package anticipates every need to set the stage for a hassle free seasonal retail therapy session.  It begins with complimentary shuttle to the neighboring shopper’s paradise where in-demand retailers include Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, Chanel, Dior, Armani, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Williams-Sonoma and Apple.  The experience continues with VIP shopping coupons and shoppers survival kit; access to the South Coast Plaza VIP Lounge for resting, recharging, snacking and bag drop off throughout the day, and upon your return…drinks and tapas in Savoy Restaurant & Lounge.

The Shop Till You Drop package begins at $129 per night, based on availability through January 3, 2011. The Hotel Hanford is located at 3131 Bristol Street in Costa Mesa.  Reservations are required and can be made by calling 877.426.3673 or by visiting www.thehotelhanford.com

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The Hotel Hanford Offers Discounted Room Rates For Winter Escapes and Shopping Getaways

Posted on November 9, 2010 | 9:00am

The newest face on the Southern California hospitality scene, The Hotel Hanford in Costa Mesa is offering a special “Hanford For The Holidays” rate beginning at $139 just in time for a cozy winter retreat or girls shopping getaway. The “Hanford for the Holiday’s” rate offers a $20 discount off of the hotels best unrestricted rate, must be booked before December 30, 2010 and is based on space availability with reservations required.

The 225-room Hotel Hanford is the only boutique hotel in the area and offers sophisticated yet comfortable elegance for both business and leisure guests. The hotels boasts warm and intuitive staff, thoughtful and comfortable accommodations, and all room rates include complimentary overnight parking. Read More

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Macy’s Announces Appearance by Famed Chef Ming Tsai

Posted on November 4, 2010 | 9:00am

Macy’s Culinary Council, Chef MingTsai, will host a cooking demo and book signing at Macy’s South Coast Plaza location in Costa Mesa, CA.

Who/What: Macy’s Culinary Council chef Ming Tsai will demonstrate a few recipes from his new cookbook, Simply Ming One-Pot Meals: Quick, Healthy and Affordable Recipes. After the cooking demonstration, Mr. Tsai will sign will greet guests and sign copies of his book which can be purchased at Macy’s during the event. RSVP: Admission is $5, which will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. No reservations are required, but seating will be held on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited to 200. Read More

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The Westin South Coast Plaza Reaches Out to Holiday Shoppers with Special Values

Posted on October 28, 2010 | 9:00am

Calling all shoppers!  Just in time for the holiday shopping season, The Westin South Coast Plaza has teamed up with internationally renowned South Coast Plaza to offer a unique shopping experience.

Starting at $209 per night, the package includes a $100 South Coast Plaza gift certificate for each night of your stay, along with a discount coupon book to over 100 stores, complimentary access to the shopping center’s private VIP Lounge complete with light snacks and beverages, plus complimentary valet parking at South Coast Plaza. The VIP lounge will even store a guest’s purchases and deliver them to the hotel. Read More

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