Pelican Hill’s Top Ten Summer Experiences Offer Luxury And Value Along The Coast Of Newport Beach

As summer begins in Southern California, Pelican Hill Resort® announces its Top Ten Summer Experiences, featuring an array of options for the ultimate summer getaway along the coast of Newport Beach!

10. Summer Nights & Holiday Weekends Poolside
Travelers seeking a luxurious coastal getaway during summer holiday weekends enjoy festive outdoor barbeques over Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends. Resort guests enjoy all the comforts of the indoors within a chic private cabana suite outdoors, overlooking Coliseum Pool. After the sun goes down, guests head to The Scene at Coliseum Bar for contemporary dance music or Hot Dancing & Chilled Martinis in the Great Room for nighttime entertainment, featuring Broadway’s Adam Michaelson.

9. Art Lover’s Pageant of the Masters Experience
A Coastal Orange County summer highlight, Pageant of the Masters invites art lovers to watch art come to life during a 90-minute tableaux vivant, or “living pictures,” performance in an outdoor amphitheater. Located conveniently close to Laguna Beach’s Pageant of the Masters event, Pelican Hill offers one-night accommodations in a Bungalow Guest Room or Private Villa, starting from $495 per night, based upon availability. The Pelican Hill Concierge arranges Pageant of the Masters tickets, with seating based upon availability from July 7 through August 31, 2011. This package must be booked 14 days in advance of the performance. Pageant of the Masters tickets are non-refundable and prices vary by availability of seating.

8. Balanced Wellness Retreats
The Spa at Pelican Hill offers monthly one-day or two-day “Build Your Own Retreat” options for a transforming mind, body and spirit wellness experience. Summer Balanced Wellness Retreat dates include July 22 & 23 and August 19 & 20. Retreats start from $795 per person.

7. Golf Academy Stay & Play
For golfers of any experience level, this package includes two nights in a two-bedroom Villa, “Breakfast with the Pro” at Coliseum Pool & Grill, a choice of one of three half-day Golf Academy workshops led by Golf Magazine “Top 100 Teacher” Glenn Deck, and a round on one of Pelican Hill’s ocean-view courses. This experience starts from $1,595 for a two-night stay on July 15-17 or August 19-21, based upon availability.

6. Coastal Spa Renewal
Retreat to coastal Pelican Hill for a relaxing stay in the Bungalows or Villas and enjoy your choice of two 50-minute spa treatments, selecting from the signature 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 and Olivo Pedicure. This package includes complimentary fitness classes, Crystal Cove Beach Hike, spa amenity access, including the Acqua Colonnade, and one spa cuisine lunch for two guests. This experiences starts from $685 per person for a one-night stay, based upon availability.

5. Just Bring Your Swing: Three Courses, Four Days & Three Nights
Tired of lugging your golf clubs through airports and being hit with exorbitant baggage fees? Then, choose to travel light and enjoy Pelican Hill’s premium equipment when you arrive! Spend four days and three nights playing three rounds on 54 Tom Fazio-designed golf holes, plus special golf perks like unlimited replays without a forecaddie. For golfers of any experience level, the picturesque Pacific coastline comes with every one of Pelican Hill’s 36 Fazio-designed holes on the Ocean North and Ocean South courses. This experience starts from $1,397 per person for two golfers with double occupancy in a Garden View Bungalow guest room, based upon availability. For shorter stays, play two Pelican Hill courses over three days with two nights of accommodations, starting from $1,045 per person for two golfers with double occupancy in a Garden View Bungalow guest room, based upon availability.

4. Summer Romance Package
Couples delight in romantic summer escape in a luxurious Bungalow guest room, with breakfast for two at Coliseum Pool & Grill, a rose petal turndown and a special evening amenity of sparkling Prosecco wine and strawberries. This package starts from $570 per night, based upon availability.

3. The Keys to Luxury Package
For auto aficionados, summer is the perfect season to get into driver’s seat for scenic coastal cruising in your selection of vehicles, such as Jaguar, Mercedes, BMW convertibles or luxury SUVs. Curbside airport vehicle delivery and pre-programmed dashboard navigation will have you quickly on the road to your Pelican Hill getaway – in style and stress-free! This experiences starts from $695 per night, based upon availability.

2. Family Villa Escape
Pelican Hill’s spacious Villas, available with two, three and four bedrooms, accommodate as many as 10 guests – perfect for multi-generational family travel! To keep the little ones entertained this summer, Camp Pelican features Kids’ Night Out at Camp Pelican, a fun-filled evening of dinner, popcorn and a movie, as well as special guests like The Lizard Wizard and the ever-popular Coliseum Kids Menu offering endless pizza, past and gelato for just $10 per child at Coliseum Pool & Grill. Two-bedroom Villas for up to six guests start from $795 per night, based upon availability.

1. The Classic Golf & Spa Experience
For those seeking the complete Resort experience, this ever-popular package has it all! Choose from two rounds of golf at Pelican Hill Golf Club, two 50-minute Amber Gold Signature Massages at The Spa, or one of each option. Complimentary valet parking and Internet access are included. This package starts from $665, based upon double occupancy and availability.

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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 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 in Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report “500 Favorite Hotels in the World™” (2011), as Condé Nast Traveler’s #1 California Golf Resort (2011) and #22 among the “Top 100 Best in the World” (2010 Readers’ Choice Awards). Travel + Leisure also ranked Pelican Hill among its “500 World’s Best Hotels” (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.