IRVINE, CA—As reported last week, Hotel Irvine has undergone an extensive transformation and is being billed as the only lifestyle hotel of its kind in Orange County. Developer Irvine Co. Resort Properties says it offers a “sleek and modern look, a reinvented personality and service experience, unique and compelling new value propositions, unsurpassed technological enhancements.” spoke with Ralph Grippo, president of Irvine Co. Resort Properties, about how the changes reflect general trends in the hotel industry and what he predicts will happen with the sector moving into 2015. How do the changes to the Hotel Irvine reflect general trends in the hotel industry?

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