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Pelican Hill’s Sixth Annual Festa Dell’autunno Weekend Celebrates Autumn With Festive Events For All Ages

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (April 7, 2016) – The Resort at Pelican Hill® invites visitors and locals to enjoy Southern California’s ideal autumn climate during Festa dell’Autunno from October 7-9, 2016. New this year, a family-friendly Italian Street Festa will feature an al fresco children’s carnival located adjacent to the main event.

“Just as we do in my home town in Italy, Festa celebrates the abundance of the autumn harvest season with food, wine, music, art and entertainment,” said Pelican Hill Managing Director Giuseppe Lama. “Pelican Hill guests from far and near consider the Resort’s signature epicurean event an anticipated annual tradition not to miss in their autumn itinerary.”

Designed like an Italian seaside village with grand Palladian architecture and lush Mediterranean landscape, the Five-Star Resort offers the ideal setting for a taste of Italy by way of Newport Beach. This year’s Festa dell’Autunno weekend includes:

Italian Street Festa
Saturday, October 8 from 2 – 8 p.m.
Experience a harvest season celebration along olive tree-lined Bungalow lanes, with Italian food and wine, live music and dancing, traditional art, a Mercato, Motori Italiani auto exhibits, bocce ball and traditional flag performances.
$150 per adult (wine, tax and service included)

Carnevale dei Bambini
Saturday, October 8 from 2 – 8 p.m.
Pelican Hill presents an al fresco children’s carnival on the Bungalow Lawn near Via Capri. While parents enjoy Italian Street Festa, Carnevale dei Bambini chaperones will supervise games, crafts and activities, as well as a special children’s menu. Children may participate in traditional Italian dancing, Venetian mask decorating, flag waving lessons and dressing up in classic Renaissance-style costumes for a Street Festa procession under the guidance of Italian flag performers!
$100 per child ages 4-12

Under the California Sun Jazz Brunch
Sunday, October 9 from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
From endless Prosecco mimosas to endless ocean views, Festa weekend concludes with a festive al fresco jazz brunch. Reservation options include early 9:30 a.m. seating and late 11:30 a.m. seating.
$125 per adult, $50 per child ages 4-12 (Prosecco, tax and service included)

Menu a Quattro Mani at Andrea Ristorante
Friday, October 7 & Saturday, October 8 from 6 – 10 p.m.
Andrea Chef Marco Criscuolo and a guest chef to be announced present “the menu by four hands,” Andrea Ristorante’s autumn-inspired multi-course dinner with fine Italian wine pairings.
$225 per person (wine pairings, tax and service included)

Festa Weekend Bungalow Package
Available October 8, 2016 only
Enjoy the complete Festa dell’Autunno experience with a Bungalow stay along Via Capri, two adult tickets toSaturday’s Italian Street Festa and two adult tickets to Sunday’s Under the California Sun Jazz Brunch. Receive a special Festa dell’Autunno weekend welcome amenity with our compliments.
Starting from $975 per night, plus applicable taxes and fees, for double occupancy Bungalow accommodations

Event tickets and accommodation packages are now available for purchase at For reservations and information by phone, please contact Pelican Hill’s Festa reservation specialists at 855-55-FESTA. Advance purchase recommended, as ticket quantities are limited. All pricing is inclusive of tax and service charges, unless otherwise noted.

About Pelican Hill®
Set on 504 acres by the Pacific Ocean in Newport Beach, The Resort at 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-Star, Five-Diamond destination, Pelican Hill has earned acclaim as the 2012 Grand Resort selected by Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report; asCondé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards Top Southern California Resort (2013 & 2012), Top U.S. Resort (2011), Top-Rated Golf Resort Worldwide (2012) and Top-Rated California Resort Spa (2012); in Travel Leisure’s “Top 100” World’s Best Hotels (2015 Readers’ Poll), and with two courses ranked among Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses (2015).

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; Hotel Irvine, a lifestyle hotel; Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, featuring a challenging, Tom Fazio-designed public golf course; and California Recreation Company®, which operates 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.