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Holiday Inn Irvine South - Irvine Spectrum Hotel Review: Built in 2009, this hotel is located just outside the southernmost tip of the Irvine Spectrum business section. The contemporary lobby, adorned with blue-and-brown tones and dark woods, is sleek and soothingly stylish. The 148 rooms also offer a definitely modern ambience and contain several above-average amenities, such as free Wi-Fi, 37-inch high-definition televisions and iPhone/iPad docking stations. While the hotel touts itself as family-friendly, its location near Irvine’s many tech-based corporations makes it primarily a destination for business types. Several facilities and services are geared toward the professional set, from in-house event catering to a 1,200-square-foot meeting room that can hold 100 people. The hotel is near the Spectrum’s massive outdoor shopping center, but other entertainment choices such as the beach do require a longer drive.