I stayed at the Hotels Orange County | Residence Inn John Wayne Airport recently on a cat. 5 certificate. I arrived close to midnight after a 4 hour long, traffic heavy drive, and was greeted by the most delightful, cheerful front desk associate, Stephanie. Her words and countenance made me feel genuinely welcome at such a late hour. My status was recognized and she fully explained everything, from wifi to breakfast, and when I asked if I could sit outside for a while, offered to keep the lights on at the fire pit for me, even though it was after hours. Her hospitality was truly remarkable. I would like to nominate her for Marriott's Spirit to Serve award. As her birthday was the following day, it occurs to me that the recognition would make a nice birthday present. Thank you, Stephanie for making a weary traveler feel at home and welcomed at the Irvine Residence Inn.