COSTA MESA, Calif., April 9, 2009 -Ayres Hotels of Southern California and UC Irvine Medical Center partnered together to create a comfortable and convenient way for local community members to donate the much needed currency of human blood, yesterday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Ayres Hotel & Suites Costa Mesa, located at 355 Bristol Street in Costa Mesa, welcomed the UCI Medical Center Blood Mobile to set up for the blood draw early Wednesday morning. "I was surprised how quickly they pulled up, set up and then were ready for business," said Lori Darcy, Director of Sales. The entire contents of the blood mobile are solely purposed for a safe, efficient donation process, including 3 private history rooms, 5 donation beds, refrigerator, A/C, DVD and flat screen TV.
Jim Roos, President of Ayres Hotels, was first in line. He didn't hesitate to fill out the necessary paperwork and even volunteered to go first. "I know not everyone can donate so I feel it is important for those who can, to do it," said Roos. Ayres Team Members, local business employees and friends of friends all came out to show support and offer a pint in an effort to save lives right here in Orange County. Don Ayres III came directly from the job site of the new Ayres Hotel Chino Hills, set to open later this summer. His donation closed out the day of charitable giving, totaling 30 pints of blood collected.
Ayres Hotels strives to give back to the community through sponsorships, donation of auction items and participation in charitable events such as this. Ayres collection of European Boutique Hotels are best known for clean and comfortable accommodations featuring the exclusive Ayres Dream Sleeper ™ bed and complimentary amenities such as high speed Internet access, full breakfast buffets and evening manager's receptions. With 18 convenient locations throughout Southern California, the Ayres family enjoys partnering with local agencies in the communities they serve.
About Ayres Hotels
In the hospitality business since 1985, the Ayres Hotels owns and operates a unique collection of custom European-style boutique hotels in prime Southern California locations. The core values of the company include caring for people, valuing teamwork and delivering results. The Ayres family has been a leader in the California residential and commercial real estate industry for a century. Visit the company online at www.ayreshotels.com or call 714-429-9372 ext. 159.