Pelican Hill Introduces Luxurious Spring Packages Featuring Personalized Destination Experiences

As spring arrives along the coast of Newport Beach in Southern California, The Resort at Pelican Hill® presents new packaged experiences, such as private air tours, extreme sky diving and zip lining adventures, personalized Mother’s Day Villa escapes, and California theme park excursions. Designed to delight families, couples, friends, spa enthusiasts, epicureans and golfers, Pelican Hill’s spring packages offer luxury, value and customization.

“Our loyal guests continually inspire us to create seasonally driven, personalized experiences with exclusive, yet turn-key, appeal for the world’s most discerning guests,” said Giuseppe Lama, Managing Director of Pelican Hill. “Whether you’re visiting from near or far, we invite you to discover why Pelican Hill is America’s top resort according to Condé Nast Traveler readers, as well as Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report’s Grand Resort 2012.”

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 April through June 2012, Pelican Hill’s fresh seasonal spring packages include:

Private Air Tour: Coastal Mountains to the Sea
Join one of John Wayne Airport’s best private pilots in a six-seat Cessna for an aerial view and tour of the Pacific Coast. See the vast canyons, preserved spaces and inhabited lands of the Irvine Ranch®. Take command of the plane, while gliding to 4,000 feet and experience the feel of…flying above it all. At your return, receive a signed copy of Southern California Coastal Mountains to the Sea: A Celebration of Open Space on the Historic Irvine Ranch. This experience includes a two-night stay, daily breakfast at Coliseum Pool & Grill, a private flight lesson, 2.5-hour private air tour, and a signed book.
Starting from $1,799* for two nights (double occupancy). Maximum of four guests.

Precious Gem Mother’s Day Package
Your mothers is as precious as the world’s most treasured gems, so treat her to an extraordinary escape this Mother’s Day! Upon arrival, mothers are welcomed for a two-night Villa escape with chilled Cristal Champagne, fresh flower bouquets featuring her favorites, and a monogrammed keepsake Kashwére luxe spa robe. Pamper her with a comprehensive day of bliss at The Spa, featuring Natura’s Diamond Experience skincare treatment, the massage or body treatment of her choice, and head-to-toe salon services, including hair and nail care. Delight her with personal in-Villa jewelry consultation to select her Mother’s Day gift of choice (gift purchase not included), followed by a private chef-crafted family dinner for up to 10 guests that features a customized menu with mother’s favorite ingredients, served in the intimate setting of your private Villa. This experience includes two nights of Villa accommodations for up to 10 guests – spacious for the entire family – as well as complimentary round-trip airport car service, with optional private jet transportation available upon request for an added fee.
Starting from $9,995* for a two-night stay and one private dinner for six guests, as well as spa visit, private jewelry consultation, and welcome amenities for mother included. Maximum of 10 guests.

Extreme Adventure Package
For adventure-seekers, Pelican Hill offers two turn-key options for thrilling experiences that most people only talk about. The first option includes a two-night stay, as well as your choice of a Southern California sky diving adventure, or Catalina Island Zip Line Eco Tour for two guests. An ultimate adventure, the second option features a three-night stay, with both sky diving and zip lining activities included for two guests. Round-trip transportation to adventure activities, as well as daily breakfast at Coliseum Pool & Grill, and nightly dinner for two guests is included.
Starting from $2,995* for two-night package (double occupancy), or starting from $4,995* for three-night package (double occupancy)

California Theme Park Package
Experience all the excitement of California’s top theme parks and make the most of your family vacation experience with a personal park guide to plan and facilitate three days of theme park family fun. Spend five nights in an ocean-view three-bedroom Villa with daily breakfast included and unlimited access to Camp Pelican for up to four children ages 4-12. Select three of the following parks: Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park, Knott’s Berry Farm, San Diego Zoo & Safari Park, Sea World, Universal Studios Hollywood, Legoland California, Legoland Water Park & Sea Life Aquarium. Round-trip theme park transportation for up to six guests is included for your ultimate convenience.
Starting from $15,500* for six guests (maximum)

Spring Fashion & Beauty Retreat
Escape to The Spa for a two-day retreat featuring a range of highly personalized experiences. Begin with a day of Beauty, including our replenishing Illumina Facial, spa-infused manicure and pedicure services, Evening Elegance make-up application and hair styling, and a nourishing chef-crafted spa lunch. Sip champagne while planning your spring Fashion wardrobe with a personalized trunk show and fitting in the Resort’s boutiques, guided by an expert personal styling and shopping consultant. Then, explore designer fashions, luxury accessories and specialty boutiques at Fashion Island and in Corona Del Mar.
Starting from $1,495* per person (weekday rate) with all transportation included.

Executive Chef’s Adventures in Cooking Series: Spring Fish & Harvest Package
Join one of California’s most celebrated chefs, Pelican Hill’s Jean-Pierre Dubray, for a two-day Southern California-style culinary adventure.
• Day One: Fish off the Pacific Coast for yellowtail, halibut, white sea bass, barracuda and various rockfish. Your fresh catch of the day will be prepared that evening by Chef Luca Cesarini at Andrea, with Northern Italian wine pairings.
• Day Two: Harvest seasonal vegetables and fruits at the Irvine Ranch® and Chef Dubray will create a special menu at Coliseum Pool & Grill featuring the wines of California’s Central Coast.
Conclude your culinary adventure with a collection of recipes and gifts to enjoy at home.
Starting from $5,000* per person, including two nights of accommodations (minimum stay required). Maximum of five guests. Limited dates are available; must be arranged in advance.

Spring Break Family Escape
Available March & April 2012
Escape to Pelican Hill this spring with family, friends or both! In addition to one night of accommodations and breakfast for four guests at Coliseum Pool & Grill, this package includes your choice of one full-day poolside cabana rental, or one full-day Camp Pelican visit for one child, or two half-day Camp Pelican visits for two children. Additionally, enjoy coach service to Crystal Cove Beach and Fashion Island® shopping center with our compliments!
Starting from $975* for one night (includes four guests)

Women’s Golf Month Package
Available June 2012
California’s top Golf Resort honors lady golfers with a coastal golf getaway that includes a golf round, your choice of one three-hour Golf Academy Group Clinic or one 45-minute Private Lesson, and a special 20% discount on merchandise purchased at the Golf Pro Shop during your visit. One night of accommodations for two guests is also included.
Starting from $995* for one night (double occupancy)

Simply Sunday Getaway
For the best value, book a garden-view Bungalow for a Sunday stay and get a complimentary ocean-view upgrade, plus one dozen roses, a three-course prix fixe dinner at Andrea and a complimentary bottle of Prosecco.
Starting from $995* for one night (double occupancy)

Pelican Grill Dinner & Dancing
Spend a Friday or Saturday night in a Bungalow guest room, enjoy a three-course dinner at Pelican Grill and…dance the night away.
$849* for one night (double occupancy)
Available beginning in April and continuing throughout the coming year, Pelican Hill’s new golf-focused accommodations packages include:

The Tour Experience at Pelican Hill
Golf Tips “Top 25 U.S. Instructor” Glenn Deck and Chiropractic Kinesiologist Dr. Charles Bareilles team up to offer a highly personalized game improvement program. Inspired by the success of Dr. Bareilles’ more than 75 clients on the PGA tour, Pelican Hill’s Tour Experience is a state-of-the art neurokinetics golf program, designed to analyze all aspects of your mind, body and golf game. During a personal club fitting session, each student will receive a custom set of clubs that best match their individual swing motion. While enjoying Five-Diamond service in a luxurious retreat setting, up to four students may participate in a four-day, three-night program and up to two students may participate in a three-day, two-night program.
Starting from $11,995* per student for an inclusive experience with accommodations, golf, instruction, custom golf clubs, massage, transportation, food and beverage (excluding alcohol). Limited dates are available for The Tour Experience due to Dr. Bareilles’ commitment to various PGA Tour events. For availability, please inquire with Glenn Deck at 949.467.5810.

Lower Your Golf Score Personalized Package
Learn from the best, and lower your scores. Customize your Golf Academy lessons* with Golf Tips magazine “Top 25 U.S. Instructor” Glenn Deck. Select four of the nine most important game improvement areas from the following: Full Swing, Driving, Putting, Pitching, Chipping, Bunker, Trouble Shots, Creating Distance, or Directional Control. This personalized package also includes:
• Four hours of private instruction (two private two-hour lessons for one player, or two semi-private two-hour lessons for two players together)
• Two rounds of ocean-view golf for each student on our Fazio-designed courses
• One night of accommodations
Starting from $1,095* for one student, or starting from $1,595* for two students booking instruction together. All package inclusions are exclusive of any applicable taxes, gratuities, and service charges. Rates based on double occupancy.
*Please note that lesson with Glenn Deck must be set up in advance.

Two-Day Weekend Golf Academy Package
Available March 24 & 25, April 21 & 22, May 12 & 13, June 9 & 10
This two-day Golf Academy package is designed to benefit every aspect of your golf game, including sound fundamentals for your full swing, short game, course management, and mental skills. Instruction features a small group setting with a 4-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio.
• Two full days (14 hours) of instruction with “Top 25 U.S. Instructor” Glenn Deck
• One 18-hole playing lesson with Glenn Deck
• Lunch with the Golf Pro on Saturday & Sunday
• A personal teaching tool is included
• One night of accommodations
Starting from $1,595* for one student, or starting from $2,795 for two students booking accommodations together. All package inclusions are exclusive of any applicable taxes, gratuities, and service charges. Rates based on double occupancy. Additional fees will apply for extra guests.

*Prices exclude tax and gratuity.

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 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.