Fresh Resort Packages Arrive In The New Year At Pelican Hill

With the arrival of a new year, Pelican Hill® presents new packages and brings back guest favorites for golf, spa, dining and destination enthusiasts. New for 2012 and available throughout the year, Pelican Hill introduces the Best of the Coast Package, Golf Stay & Play Package and Special Occasion Package. Especially for the winter season, the Resort offers the Whisked Away “Build Your Own” Romantic Getaway, The Great Villa Escape and a new Epicurean Experiences Dine-Around Package.

Recently named the top Resort in the United States by Condé Nast Traveler readers, Pelican Hill features a variety of year-round packages that will continue in the new year. Guests favorites, such as the value-driven Bungalow & Breakfast Experience and the ever-popular Golf & Spa Escape, will still be available as Pelican Hill welcomes returning and first-time guests in 2012.

“Our most popular year-round package, the Golf & Spa, is perfect for guests who want to golf at California’s top golf resort, visit Pelican Hill’s Five-Star Spa and enjoy luxurious Bungalow or Villa accommodations – all at a great value,” said Giuseppe Lama, Managing Director of Pelican Hill. “Over the past three years, we’ve enthusiastically embraced our guests’ input and built our packages around superb experiences, the finest amenities and complimentary services.”

Included in every accommodations package are complimentary valet parking, wireless Internet and access to Pelican Hill’s pools, fitness centers and spa facilities – without any added Resort fees. Additionally, the Resort provides guests with complimentary coach service to Fashion Island® shopping center and Crystal Cove beach, located adjacent to Pelican Hill.

Available January through March 2012, Pelican Hill’s seasonal winter packages include:

Whisked Away “Build Your Own” Romantic Getaway
Create your own romantic escape with one night in a luxurious Bungalow guest room, a bottle of sparkling Prosecco, chocolate-dipped strawberries, a rose petal turndown, a continental breakfast in bed delivered and a list of “The Top 10 Most Romantic Places to Kiss at Pelican Hill.” 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, complete with forecaddie, golf cart and spectacular ocean views!
• Table for Two: Savor dinner together with wine pairings at signature restaurant Andrea, rated one of the "Top 50 Most Romantic Restaurants in the U.S." Then, share handmade truffles by our pastry chef and bottle of red wine in your bungalow by candlelight or on your private terrace.
Starting from $695 per night, based on double occupancy.

The Great Villa Escape
Make a great escape! Run away to Newport Coast for a seaside getaway with family or friends in a magnificent private Villa, along with ocean-view dining and a private cabana:
• Lunch for four guests at Coliseum Pool & Grill
• Full-day private cabana for up to six guests at the Villa Pool or Coliseum Pool
• Complimentary around-the-clock butler service included
Starting from $825 per night.

Epicurean Experiences Dine-Around Package
Take a culinary journey for two across Pelican Hill’s three Resort restaurants, with a variety of seasonally inspired Epicurean Experiences. This winter, savor the fresh flavors of locally grown Irvine Ranch ingredients, hand-made Italian favorites from our temperature-controlled Cucina della Pasta and a dozen flavors of hand-churned gelato made in the Laboratorio del Gelato. For two guests, this package includes:
• One night of Bungalow or Villa accommodations
• Dinner at Andrea, ranked “Top 50 Italian Restaurants” in the country by OpenTable Diners’ Choice Awards
• Breakfast at Coliseum Pool & Grill, overlooking one of the world’s largest circular pools
• Lunch at Pelican Grill, Newport Coast’s Sports Center
Starting from $695 per night, based on double occupancy. Sommelier recommended wine pairings are available upon request, but not included in this package.

Available beginning in January and continuing throughout the coming year, Pelican Hill’s new line-up of 2012 accommodations packages include:
Best of the Coast Package
Choice of one destination experience for two guests, included in accommodations package:
• Crystal Cove Beach Picnic (includes two Pelican Hill keepsake beach towels and two boxed Caffé lunches)
• Newport Harbor Sunset Cruise
• Stand-Up Paddleboard Lesson
• Guided Eco-Kayak Tour
• Scenic Coastal Bike & Shake Shack Tour
Starting from $645 per night, based on double occupancy.

Golf & Spa Escape
• A round of golf on one of our Fazio designed courses, and one 50-minute Amber Gold Signature Massage at The Spa
• Early check-in, based on availability
Starting from $695 per night, based on double occupancy.

Bungalow & Breakfast Experience
• Breakfast for two at Coliseum Pool & Grill or In-Room Dining
• Early check-in, based on availability
Starting from $425 per night, based on double occupancy.

Special Occasion Package
• Daily breakfast for two at the Coliseum Pool & Grill or In-Room Dining
• Evening amenity of sparkling Prosecco wine and chocolate-dipped strawberries
• Rose petal turndown, upon request
Starting from $475 per night, based on double occupancy.

Golf Stay & Play Package
• Two rounds of golf on one of our Fazio-designed courses
• Early check-in, based on availability
Starting from $695 per night, based on double occupancy.

Coastal Spa Renewal Experience
• Two 50-minute Spa Treatments, choosing from: Amber Gold Massage, Aroma Intentions Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology Massage, Deserving Mother’s Massage, California Sugar Glow, PH Sports Scrub, Crystal C Therapy, Body Gelato, Olivo Pedicure
• Complimentary Fitness Classes and Access to the Coliseum Pool
• Spa Cuisine Lunch for two at The Spa at Pelican Hill
Starting from $735 per night, based on double occupancy.
The Keys to Luxury
Put yourself in the driver’s seat for scenic coastal cruising for the classic California escape. Choose from a quality selection of vehicles, such as Jaguar, Mercedes, BMW convertibles or luxury SUVs. Awaiting you at the airport baggage claim, an escort with the keys to your ride of choice will provide curbside vehicle delivery. With the dashboard navigation pre-programmed, we’ll have you quickly on the road to your Pelican Hill getaway-in style and stress free.
Starting from $445 per night.

About Pelican Hill®
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 guest rooms and suites with private terraces; a rejuvenating Five-Star 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,” one of the largest circular pools anywhere with tiered decks and luxurious cabanas; and Pelican Hill Golf Club with 36 dramatic holes by Tom Fazio, nearly all with ocean panoramas. A Five-Diamond destination, Pelican Hill has earned acclaim as "an exceptional resort of great individuality and distinction" according to Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report, as Condé Nast Traveler’s #1 U.S. Mainland Resort and #1 California Golf Resort (2011 Readers’ Choice Awards), in Travel + Leisure’s "Top 100" World’s Best Hotels (2011 Readers’ Poll), and with two courses ranked among Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses (2011).

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.