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TRAVEL AND TOURISM

Compiled by Chris Woodyard Times staff writer

Fun, Games and Safety: Red Lion Hotel/Orange County Airport in Costa Mesa is trying to begin a program to attract party animals who don’t want to risk drunken driving.

Every Friday and Saturday night this summer, the hotel is offering a deal to allow guests to be shuttled from the hotel’s Club Max to the nearby upscale nightclubs Shark Club and Metropolis--then back to the hotel, where they will have a room waiting for them.

For $30 a person double occupancy, guests will find food and drink specials at each stop and then a chance to sleep it all off.

The program is being aimed at couples as well as bachelor parties and reunions.

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“Everyone seems to have gotten the message that drinking and driving never mix, but that doesn’t mean they want to stay home,” said Red Lion Marketing Director Scott D. Williams.


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