Hotel Zessa Santa Ana - a DoubleTree by HiltonTM, Introduces A Fresh Era of Style Paying Tribute to Orange County Roots

SANTA ANA, Calif. (March 8, 2024) – Hotel Zessa, a DoubleTree by Hilton, formerly known as the DoubleTree by HiltonTM Santa Ana - Orange County Airport, proudly announces its new name, following an extensive renovation. Nestled in the heart of Orange County, the hotel welcomes guests to experience a perfect blend of classic upscale style and trendy indie boutique vibes.

The transformation captures the essence of Southern California's allure, where the Orange County lifestyle harmoniously meets business magnetism. Boasting a revitalized atmosphere with unique artistic features, Hotel Zessa invites guests to experience this truly one-of-a-kind property while continuing to enjoy the comforts, conveniences and benefits expected from the DoubleTree by HiltonTM brand.

The hotel’s public spaces have been meticulously designed to create a warm and inviting atmosphere for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel's fitness center has been upgraded, and a brand new yoga studio has been introduced, providing guests with enhanced wellness amenities. Additionally, all 254 guest rooms have been refreshed to exude a sleek and modern feel. With over 12,000 square feet of meeting space, Hotel Zessa provides an ideal and unique venue for both intimate and large-scale meetings and events.

Citra Bar & Kitchen, the hotel's newly branded restaurant, will invite guests to savor a south of the border experience and all-new menu that features an eclectic fusion of flavors, inspired by local Santa Ana cuisine in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. This SoCal gem promises not only a delightful dining experience but also the opportunity to immerse oneself in the vibrant energy of Orange County and its culinary and craft cocktail inspirations.

Throughout Hotel Zessa, carefully curated art pieces and murals pay homage to the region's perpetual success, offering a visual journey through sun-soaked beach days and the nostalgia of Orange County’s roots, including a thoughtful nod to the hotel’s own heritage and proximity to the John Wayne Airport. The vibrant colors and classic aesthetics symbolize the timeless spirit of Orange County's unique and undeniable legacy.

"After years in the making, we’re thrilled to unveil Hotel Zessa, a place where business and fun seamlessly coexist. Our guests can expect a superb and unique stay, surrounded by the energy that defines Orange County" said Aaron Saliba, general manager of Hotel Zessa. “We are delighted to reaffirm our dedication to loyal and future Hilton Honors Members, assuring them that their benefits will remain unchanged during their stay with us - including DoubleTree’s signature warm cookie welcome .”

For meeting and event inquiries, please contact LeLani Duckwitz at For more information on Hotel Zessa and its renovations, please visit the hotel’s website and for more information on Citra Bar & Kitchen, please visit the restaurant’s website.

Hotel Zessa Santa Ana, a DoubleTree by HiltonTM, is owned by Imperial Hotel Group, LLC and operated by Pacific Hospitality Group. Conveniently located at 201 East MacArthur Blvd. in Santa Ana, Calif., Hotel Zessa is only five minutes to the Orange County John Wayne Airport (SNA) and adjacent to the South Coast Metro area, home to Orange County’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Hotel Zessa offers a complimentary shuttle service to John Wayne Airport and attractions within a three-mile radius.

About Hotel Zessa

Hotel Zessa Santa Ana, a DoubleTree by HiltonTM, captures the balance between business and fun, providing guests with an inspirational power source that connects them to the energy driving the region's perpetual success. With a perfect blend of classic upscale style and trendy indie boutique vibes, Hotel Zessa is the ideal destination for a unique and memorable stay in the heart of Orange County.

About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 660 hotels with more than 150,000 rooms across 54 countries and territories. For more than 50 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has continued to be a symbol of comfort for business and leisure travelers around the world, from welcoming guests with its signature, warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie, to serving the local community. DoubleTree by Hilton offers contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique food and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings and meetings and events spaces. Experience a positive stay at DoubleTree by Hilton by booking at or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about DoubleTree by Hilton at, and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Pacific Hospitality Group

A premier hotel management and investment company based in Irvine, CA, Pacific Hospitality Group (PHG) owns and operates hotels and resorts across the United States. Since 1987, PHG has maintained strategic visions and strong core values as guiding principles for business success. With independent luxury and branded hotel properties from Napa Valley to New Orleans, PHG’s growing portfolio of hotel and resort investments reinforces the company’s cohesive vision and ensuing success. From the lifestyle properties of the Meritage Collection, to the beautiful essentials of AC Hotels by Marriott® and the warm welcome of DoubleTree by HiltonTM, PHG hotels and resorts offer a diverse range of options and experiences for guests, associates, and investors. For more information, visit the Pacific Hospitality Group website.