Couples Cherish Romantic Dining, Luxurious Accomodations and Valentine’s Values At Pelican Hill Resort This February

For couples seeking a special weekend away or an ocean-view table for two, Pelican Hill Resort® makes the perfect match! Lovers from near and far will find romance, luxury and value this Valentine’s Day along Southern California’s picturesque Pacific coastline – and will feel transported to a place much farther away.

“Pelican Hill is the ideal place to celebrate your love and create treasured memories together,” said Pelican Hill Resort Managing Director Giuseppe Lama. “Couples will fall in love all over again during a romantic escape or warm Epicurean Experience – and our Top 10 Most Romantic Places to Kiss at Pelican Hill list is not to be missed!”

Embrace gracious personalized service and the casually chic ambiance of Newport Beach’s own seaside Tuscan village, with these customizable accommodations and dining experiences during the month of February:

Winter Dine & Stay Packages
Diners who visit Andrea for Il Menu dell’ Amore in February or enjoy Coliseum Pool & Grill’s Dinner of the Senses over Valentine’s Weekend (February 11-14, 2011) may take advantage of a special one-night Bungalow accommodation rate of $350, including breakfast for two at Coliseum Pool & Grill the following morning. (Offer available through February 2011; some exceptions apply.)

Il Menu dell’ Amore
Andrea and Valentino, a romantic union created in Venezia! Savor a spectacular Lovers’ Menu, designed by Luca Cesarini, Andrea Chef di Cucina. Rated one of the "Top 50 Most Romantic Restaurants in the U.S." by the OpenTable 2010 Diners’ Choice Awards, Andrea offers a delectable rustic Tuscan menu and exquisite selection of Italian wines on a heated ocean-view terrace. ($90 per person, or $145 per person with wine pairing, plus tax and gratuity)

Dinner of the Senses
An intimate and sensual dining experience, Pelican Hill Resort’s popular Dinner of the Senses stimulates each of the five senses of sight, touch, taste, scent and sound. The five-course menu for two, served in a private Coliseum Cabana, allows each course to be eaten by hand without the use of utensils, tapping the desire to nourish one another and share cherished moments together. Customized music, flowers and décor are available upon request. Advance reservation strongly recommended. ($150 per person, or $200 per person with wine pairing, plus tax and gratuity)

“Build Your Own” Valentine’s Weekend Getaway
This February, we invite you to write your own love story with our customizable “build your own weekend” Valentine’s experience, complete with a one-night stay in a luxurious Bungalow guest room, a bottle of sparkling Prosecco wine and strawberries, a rose petal turndown, continental breakfast in bed delivered and late check out. Choose any weekend in February for a romantic one-night garden-view Bungalow stay at a special rate of $775, then select one of the following inclusive options to customize your experience:

• Relax & Re-Kindle: Indulge in a couples red Pomegranate seasonal body gelato 50-minute treatment, romantic bath for two, spa cuisine lunch and Crystal Cove Fitness Walk.
• Play Date: Enjoy a round of golf for two on Pelican Hill’s Tom Fazio-designed Ocean North or Ocean South course, complete with forecaddie, golf cart and spectacular ocean views!
• Table for Two: Savor “Il Menu dell’ Amore” dinner with wine pairings at signature restaurant Andrea, rated one of the "Top 50 Most Romantic Restaurants in the U.S." Then, share a mini red velvet cake for two, handmade truffles by our pastry chef and bottle of red wine in your bungalow by candlelight or al fresco on your private terrace.

For further personalization, select add-on options from the options below or simply let us know how we may help fill your stay with cherished memories that suit your preferences:

• Deck out your Bungalow in fresh red roses or a favorite flower of choice.
• Relax in “his and hers” monogrammed silk bathrobes with your initials as a treasured keepsake to take home.
• Set the tone with a romantic soundtrack – Sinatra, Bublé, or whatever tune makes your heart flutter!
• Upon check in, request “The Top 10 Most Romantic Places to Kiss at Pelican Hill” list and explore them all to determine your favorite.
• Upgrade to an ocean-view Bungalow for just $150 more.

This Weekend, Whisk Her Away…to Pelican Hill
Whisk her away… for a clandestine romantic night.
Indulge her…for one night in a luxurious garden-view Bungalow accommodation.
Nourish her… with breakfast for two on the terrace amidst a scenic ocean backdrop at Coliseum Pool & Grill.
Seclude her… in a private cabana with sparkling Prosecco and fresh berries at the world’s largest circular pool.
Pamper her with two blissful 50-minute spa treatments at an award-winning luxury retreat.

All this, plus memories to cherish, are yours starting at $545 per night …to Whisk Her Away…to Pelican Hill Resort. (Offer available January through March 2011; some exceptions apply.)

For couples seeking a family togethering experience in February, a three-bedroom Villa provides a spacious setting for a long weekend away:

The Great Villa Family Escape…in Newport Coast
Run away to Newport Coast for a quick seaside family getaway in a magnificent three-bedroom private Villa, with wholesome welcome amenities of assorted fresh fruits and waters upon your arrival. Take in ocean vista views with breakfast for four at Coliseum Pool & Grill, then while away the day in a private cabana at the world’s largest circular pool. Your family escape includes a complimentary full-day stay at our children’s retreat, Camp Pelican, for two children. Starting at $995 per night per Villa, make your family’s great escape to Newport Coast! (Offer available January through March 2011; some exceptions apply.)

The Great Room, the Resort’s sophisticated yet unpretentious “living room,” offers a champagne cart, original Italian cocktails and organic coffees, teas and infusions. This February, the Great Room also features Hot Dancing & Chilled Martinis every Friday and Saturday from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Enjoy in-house entertainment with hot dance music and American favorites. Mix, move and mingle, while sipping a dazzling selection from our special martini menu.

For dining, accommodations, spa or golf reservations, please call 800.820.6800.

About Pelican Hill Resort®
Set on 504 acres by the Pacific Ocean in Newport Beach, Pelican Hill features: 128 two-, three- and four-bedroom villas with magnificent coastal views and an unparalleled array of appointments, immersing guests in the absolute finest of everything; 204 luxuriously appointed bungalow suites with ocean-view terraces; a rejuvenating spa with a menu of the world’s most celebrated therapies; world-class restaurants including Andrea serving authentic Northern Italian cuisine; an iconic “Coliseum Pool,” the largest circular pool anywhere with tiered decks and luxurious cabanas; and Pelican Hill Golf Club with 36 dramatic holes by Tom Fazio, nearly all with ocean panoramas.

The Irvine Company Resort Properties owns and manages the finest resort and leisure destinations in Newport Coast and the City of Irvine. In addition to Pelican Hill, the portfolio includes the Island Hotel Newport Beach, the city’s landmark property and only AAA Five Diamond hotel; Hyatt Regency Irvine, the city’s only Four Diamond hotel; Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, featuring a challenging, Tom Fazio-designed public golf course; and several of the finest marinas in Newport Harbor and Northern California.

About the Irvine Company
The Irvine Company is an internationally renowned real estate development company known for its award-winning master-planned communities, its vast portfolio of high-quality investment properties and its leadership in conservation and natural resource management. The growing real estate portfolio encompasses office, apartment, retail and resort holdings located throughout California’s premier markets, including assets in San Diego, Orange and Los Angeles Counties, and holdings in Northern California. As a steward of some of America’s most beautiful and scientifically important open space and parklands, the company has donated more than half of the historic 93,000-acre Irvine Ranch in Orange County — 50,000 acres — to permanently preserve these lands. The U.S. Department of Interior and the State of California have designated these parklands as “Natural Landmarks,” one of the most prestigious land preservation designations. The privately held, diversified company traces its roots to the 1860s with the formation of The Irvine Ranch® from Mexican and Spanish land grants.