The Resort At Pelican Hill Marks Five Years With Anniversary Packages, Redesigned Website And Favorite Memories Contest

Southern California’s Top-Ranked, Five-Star Resort Offers Grand Prize Package Valued at $50,000 for Favorite Pelican Hill Memories Anniversary Contest

NEWPORT BEACH, CA – November 12, 2013 – During the five years since The Resort at Pelican Hill® opened its doors, its staff of nearly 1,000 hospitality professionals have served 2.4 million meals, cleaned 20 million pounds of laundry and valet parked nearly a half-million vehicles. Guests from near and far have hit 99 million golf balls on Pelican Hill’s two ocean-view courses, savored 13,000 gallons of gelato churned in the Resort’s “gelato laboratory” and indulged in more than 70,000 massages and body treatments at The Spa at Pelican Hill®.

“As a Five-Star destination designed to serve the world’s most discerning travelers, Pelican Hill treasures the privilege of creating so many unforgettable guest memories through gracious, thoughtful and personalized services and amenities,” said Pelican Hill Managing Director Giuseppe Lama. “We will mark the Resort’s five-year milestone by launching our search for a $50,000 memory.”

On its fifth anniversary date of November 26, 2013, the Resort launches a year-long Favorite Pelican Hill Memories Anniversary Contest, inviting guests to submit their favorite Pelican Hill photos and stories online at An online Pinterest board will display guests’ memories, which are eligible to win a monthly prize valued at $500. Monthly memory winners also earn a chance to win a Grand Prize package valued at $50,000 when the contest concludes in late November 2014.

As the Favorite Pelican Hill Memories Anniversary Contest begins, the Resort also unveils a new website with enhanced design for the mobile Internet and touch-screen devices. The Resort’s redesigned website will feature enhanced imagery and interactivity with more photography and video, as well as improved screen utilization for multiple screen sizes, from mobile devices to larger monitors. The site will also incorporate social media channels and review sites, such as TripAdvisor, Yelp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

For guests looking to create new Pelican Hill memories, the Resort introduces two new anniversary packages:

Fifth Anniversary 5-5-5 Package
Available exclusively November 24-28, 2013 in celebration of The Resort at Pelican Hill’s Fifth Anniversary on November 26, the 5-5-5 package includes two nights of garden-view Bungalow accommodations, complimentary parking, wireless Internet access and use of pools, fitness centers and spa amenities.

Starting from $555 per two-night stay, excluding applicable taxes and gratuity. Based upon availability; some restrictions may apply.

Five-Star Fifth Anniversary Experience
Available November 26, 2013 through November 26, 2014, Pelican Hill’s Five-Star Fifth Anniversary experience includes two nights of accommodations, a keepsake welcome amenity gift, complimentary parking, wireless Internet access, use of pools, fitness center and spa amenities, and your choice of one of the following five options:

Golfers: For up to four guests, unlimited golf, five hours of private Golf Academy instruction, Pelican Grill Chef’s Table private dinner and daily breakfast

Spa Lovers: For up to four guests, Diamond Indulgence Package including 80-minute Diamond Magnetic Ritual massage, 80-minute Natura’s Diamond Experience Facial and Diamond Manicure & Pedicure, five hours of private fitness instruction, Spa lunch and daily breakfast

Foodies: Private chef-led cooking class and five-course dinner for up to 10 guests, plus daily breakfast

Families: For up to 10 guests, unlimited access to a private cabana suite, daily breakfast and dinner nightly at Coliseum Pool & Grill, unlimited Camp Pelican access for up to five children and three-day SUV rental with curbside airport pick-up and drop-off

Couples: For two guests, Sunset Harbor Cruise, dinner at Andrea Ristorante, Duet Couple’s Massage with bath upgrade and spa lunch, unlimited access to a private cabana and daily breakfast for two

Starting from $5,000 per two-night stay, excluding applicable taxes, gratuity and alcohol. Based upon availability; some restrictions may apply.

For reservations, please call 855.467.6800. For additional information, please visit the Resort’s newly redesigned website at

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; as Condé 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 (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.