In Costa Mesa, Calif., the new Hotel Hanford offers an executive boardroom with black leather seating and more than 6,000 square feet of meeting and event space that can accommodate as many as 300 attendees. Audiovisual equipment includes a DLP (digital light processing) projector, 44-inch flat screen TV, LCD projector, 8-foot-by-8-foot screen, laptop PC, and microphones.

Two ballrooms, a casual pool area, a wine salon, and the Savoy Restaurant can all serve as venues for dinners and larger business events.

The 228-room boutique hotel features a business center, high-speed wired and wireless Internet access, a fitness center, complimentary parking, and a shuttle to and from Orange County/John Wayne Airport. Guest rooms include work desks with ample power sources and two telephones with voice mail capabilities.

The Hotel Hanford is just minutes from Orange County/John Wayne Airport (SNA), Disneyland, Orange County Fair & Event Center, Newport and Huntington Beaches, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, University of California, Irvine, and the shopping destination South Coast Plaza.