New this fall season, The Resort at Pelican Hill® introduces an expanded series of etiquette classes for children, young adults and ladies. As the holiday entertaining season approaches, local and visiting guests may choose from a variety of fun, interactive courses designed to enhance their repertoire of protocol, manners and poise.
“Building upon the success of our spring series of children’s resort etiquette classes earlier this year, we are pleased to debut a wider variety of programs created for many ages,” said Pelican Hill Managing Director Giuseppe Lama. “As we all prepare to gather together and celebrate the holidays, there’s no better time than the fall season to polish etiquette skills with professional instruction and hands-on practice in our casually sophisticated resort setting.”
Led by Founder and President of the Etiquette School of Beverly Hills-Newport Beach, Kathleen Cover, each program covers a variety of topics, such as favorable first impressions, the art of conversation, dining protocol, writing thank you notes, and travel etiquette. Offering a positive approach to personalized interactive learning, intimate class sizes range from six to 12 students.
“Our resort-based etiquette program provides the perfect setting for students of all ages to enhance their knowledge and practice of social graces,” said Cover, who has 27 years of experience in the luxury hotel and events industry. “Developing confidence in etiquette leads to immediate benefits as we socialize during the holiday season and provides a solid foundation for life as students continue to hone these skills.”
Etiquette programs available at Pelican Hill during the fall season include:
Ladies’ Etiquette Luncheons
Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on September 19, October 17 and November 14
As the holiday entertaining season approaches, join etiquette expert Kathleen Cover for a refresher on fine dining and social graces. This two-hour course encompasses interactive instruction across a variety of topics, including favorable and lasting first impressions, party planning as a gracious host, being a considerate guest, the art of conversation, invitation and thank you note etiquette, and refining fine dining with a four-course tasting luncheon.
$175 per person per class
Mother-Daughter Social Etiquette Tea
Sundays from 2 – 4 p.m. on November 18 & December 16
Pelican Hill and etiquette expert Kathleen Cover invite mothers and daughters of all ages to attend tea service and polish their social etiquette. Just in time for holiday entertaining, this interactive program provides instruction on the tradition of high tea, favorable first impressions, the art of conversation, being a gracious host and being a considerate guest. Tea, assorted finger sandwiches, pastries and scones with traditional accompaniments will be served.
$145 per person per class
Children’s Resort Etiquette Classes
Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on September 22 & October 13
Children ages 8-11 are cordially invited to participate in an educational day of fun from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants will learn a charming new set of skills just in time for the holiday travel and entertaining season. Led by etiquette expert Kathleen Cover, this delightful half-day course prepares well-mannered young guests in a positive, relaxed and approachable small group setting.
$225 per person per class
Young Ladies’ Etiquette Classes
Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on September 29 & October 20
Join etiquette expert Kathleen Cover for a fun, interactive class designed especially for young ladies ages 12-15. This three-hour program features interactive instruction on first impressions and being a lady, planning a sensational soiree, being a gracious host and a considerate guest, the art of conversation, attending school dances, party etiquette, resort and travel etiquette, writing thank you notes, and refining fine dining with a four-course tasting luncheon.
$195 per person per class
Young Gentlemen’s Etiquette Classes
Sundays from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on September 30 & October 14
Join etiquette expert Kathleen Cover for a fun, interactive class designed especially for young gentlemen ages 12-15. This three-hour program features interactive instruction on first impressions and effective presentation, the art of conversation, being a gentleman, attending school dances, party etiquette, resort and travel etiquette, writing thank you notes, and refining fine dining with a four-course tasting luncheon.
$195 per person per class
Open to local guests and Resort guests alike, classes are held at Pelican Hill. Exclusive same-day offers for golf, spa and dining will be available for parents of children or young adults enrolled in a class. Reservations may be arranged by calling 800-820-6800 or 949-467-6800. Additional details are available online at pelicanhill.com.
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 the 2012 Grand Resort selected by Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report, as Condé Nast Traveler’s #1 U.S. Resort, Top-Rated Golf Resort Worldwide and Top-Rated California Resort Spa (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.