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Archive for October, 2010

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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AAvenue of the Arts, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel Announces “Make Your Own Meeting” Twitter Contest

Posted on October 28, 2010 | 9:00am


On the heels of a multimillion-dollar redesign, the Avenue of the Arts, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel debuts its new meetings and events spaces with a Twitter contest, held November 1-30, 2010

In celebration of its newly redesigned meetings, event, and conference spaces, the Avenue of the Arts, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel announces the “Make Your Own Meeting” Twitter contest, taking place November 1-30, 2010. As a component of the “Make Your Own Meeting” initiative, the hotel encourages business professionals to tweet about their ideal meeting amenity or themed break in hopes of securing that amenity at their next business meeting held at the hotel. The sky is the limit when it comes to creativity—be it a desire for leather recliners for all meeting attendees or a complimentary seven-course catered lunch by the hotel’s celebrated executive chef, Robert Biebrich. In addition to the “Make Your Own Meeting” Twitter contest—and as a further means of introducing professionals to the hotel’s newly renovated meetings and events spaces—the Avenue of the Arts, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel will also offer a 20% discount to any groups that book and hold a meeting prior to January 31, 2011. Read More

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Barrett-Jackson is Returning to Costa Mesa in 2011!

Posted on October 6, 2010 | 9:00am

Calling all collector car aficionados!  Get ready to start your engines (or at least your car fantasies).

The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company LLC, host of “The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™”, has announced plans to return to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa on June 24-26, 2011.

According to Barrett-Jackson officials, the inaugural edition of the auction drew more than 58,000 visitors and sold 395 cars for a total of more than $15 million when it debuted in Costa Mesa this past June.

Barrett-Jackson also helped raise more than $1 million for charity at the event and local hotels and restaurants reported increased business as a result of the auction coming to town. Read More

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Behind-the-Scenes at Costa Mesa’s Gorgeous Art Complexes

Posted on October 1, 2010 | 9:00am

Baffles, bravos and bows.  Sometimes it takes seeing something you take for granted through someone else’s eyes to remind you of how remarkable it really is.

On a recent excursion to Costa Mesa’s burgeoning Theater & Arts District with a group of travel writers, several members of the Costa Mesa Conference & Visitor Bureau team had the opportunity to tag along on an insiders’ tour of two of its amazing concert venues: The Orange County Performing Arts Center and the Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ and the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Also in the Segerstrom Center is the Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory Theatre. Read More

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