Expansions & Renovations

Embassy Suites Brea Modernized With $8 Million Renovation Led by General Manger Jay Badillo

Rooms and spaces were intentionally designed to reflect the evolving needs of sophisticated guests.

BREA, CA. September 21, 2017 - Embassy Suites by Hilton Brea - North Orange County has nearly completed a dramatic renovation of the property to enhance the guests’ experience in the all-suites hotel in Orange County.

The modern update includes a unique focus on bringing the area’s history into the hotel, with local artists, themed decor and newly-named meeting spaces that honor the Brea area’s citrus and energy industries.

“Throughout this renovation, we intentionally designed rooms and spaces to reflect the evolving needs of our sophisticated guests,” explained Jay Badillo, General Manager of the Embassy Suites by Hilton Brea - North Orange County, which is owned and managed by WCG Hotels. “We’ve added USB charging outlets throughout common areas, dining spaces and guest rooms, revamped our Connectivity Center and upgraded wifi service throughout the hotel.”

One of the most notable updates is the atrium, which features a soaring, light-infused seven-story common area that welcomes guests after they check in at convenient and flexible service pods. The flow of the lobby and atrium, with common space for work or social appointments, better suits today’s busy traveler.

Meeting Spaces

To meet growing demand for meeting and event space, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Brea - North Orange County added an additional 2,200 square feet, bringing the total to more than 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. The hotel can accommodate meetings and events up to 575 attendees, including business luncheons, conferences, weddings and debutante balls.

All the meeting rooms were redesigned and renamed to reflect the businesses that have historically shaped the Brea area, including the citrus and energy industries.

“Meeting and event organizers can expect a completely modern and updated look and feel throughout the hotel,” added Badillo.

Guest Rooms

The hotel’s 228 fully-equipped guest suites were updated with modern soft goods, including locally-inspired decor, lighting, flooring and bedding. Each suite has a premium flatscreen TV in the private bedrooms and separate living space.


Named in honor of the area’s fuel refining history, the full-service Refinery restaurant serves casual American style food and features a full bar. In-room dining options are also available.

Visiting Brea

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Brea - North Orange County is conveniently located near Southern California’s most popular attractions, including Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Richard Nixon Library Birthplace and the California State University at Fullerton.

About WCG Hotels

Windsor Capital Group, Inc. is a hotel management and development company that owns and operates full-service upscale branded hotels throughout the United States, flying the Embassy Suites and Marriott flags. It also runs Windsor Management Services, a top-performing hotel management company that customizes hotel management services to meet the needs of the properties. With more than 30 years of experience to call on, Windsor Management Services is known for unmatched results for its owners and unparalleled service for its guests delivered with a personal connection. For more information, visit windsormanagementservices.com and wcghotels.com. For additional information, please contact Paul Francisco, Chief Operating Officer at 310- 566-1100.

LeAnn Boucher

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