Client Blackstone Group LP

Irvine Marriott

Irvine, California

The Irvine Marriott recently relaunched its coastal-themed hotel. Renovations of the lobby, restaurant and bar areas implemented the Marriott Great Room concept that features meeting rooms, breakout rooms, anterooms and a business center. The property’s design palette of soft gray and sand contrast with rich woods, creating a dramatic backdrop for social interaction in the public areas. Use of different textures and shadows create the suggestion of movement in the rooms.

The hotel bar, with inviting sofas and cocktail cubbies, provides space to gather for private conversations and impromptu meetings. Designers incorporated inspiration from the nearby marina through the use of a metallic sculpture that mimics ship rigging. The innovative use of nautical materials provided a solution to the challenge of dividing a large room into separate spaces.

To transform the guestrooms into a haven away from home, our designers set out to blend color and texture with function. A bright white-on-white color palette forms the foundation of the rooms. Accents of cool blues give the palette some punch. Built-ins were thoughtfully sculptured, defining areas to work, eat or catch a show.

Lustrous finishes in the bath area feature quartz counters and a porthole mirror that appears to float on a light gray, back-lit wall. 

At a glance

25,000 SF

485 Guest Rooms

Business Center


Conference Rooms


Marriott's Great Room Concept

Design Inspiration from the Nearby Marina


Interior Design (Public Areas)

Architectural Design (Great Room Lobby Renovation)


guest rooms.


Over 100 companies have their headquarters in Irvine, CA.


square feet of meeting space available.