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The Spa At Pelican Hill Introduces Traditional Barber Chair Experience, Wellness Retreats And Weekday Values For Summer

Pelican Hill Resort’s Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond wellness retreat, The Spa at Pelican Hill®, invites spa enthusiasts from near and far to relax, renew and invigorate this summer with new seasonal offerings, spacious amenities, gracious personalized service and value-driven experiences. Launching this June as a new permanent offering, The Spa’s traditional Barber Chair Experience combines comfort, style and the absolute finest in gentlemen’s grooming services.

“While The Spa has always offered a variety of experiences for both men and women, we’re thrilled to introduce The Barber Chair Experience for gentlemen who appreciate the traditions of decades past,” said Kasia Mays, Spa Development Director for The Spa at Pelican Hill. “Adding masculine touches to the ambiance of The Spa’s full-service salon, our Barber Chair Experience features a dedicated lounge space, with bespoke comforts favored by men for a relaxing grooming treatment.”

During The Barber Chair Experience, guests will elevate their everyday cut, trim or shave with a range of relaxing, full-service Barber Shop treatments. Skilled in old-world barber techniques designed especially for gentlemen, The Spa’s salon professionals provide grooming and skincare treatments, including the Men’s Cut, Hot Lather & Straight Razor Shave and Men’s Grooming Facial. Gentlemen may peruse current men’s periodicals or select a program of interest to view on the flat-screen TV during their treatment. Pricing varies depending upon the services selected.

In addition to The Barber Chair Experience, featured summer season packages and treatments at The Spa include:

Seasonal Lavender Body Gelato
June 21 through September 22
This seasonal body treatment combines fresh lavender and pure botanicals for a scrub and moisturizing wrap, completed with a lavender-flavored gelato treat. (Starting from $95 per session Monday – Thursday, or $160 per session Friday – Sunday)

Balanced Wellness Retreats
July 22 & 23, August 19 & 20, and September 23 & 24
The Spa at Pelican Hill offers convenient one-day or two-day “Build Your Own Retreat” options for a transforming mind, body and spirit wellness experience. (Starting from $795 per person.)

Coastal Spa Renewal
Available June, July, August and September
Perfect for a girls’ getaway or a ladies’ celebration, 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. (Starting from $795 per person for a one-night stay, based upon availability.)

Designed especially for The Spa’s day guests, value-driven weekday experiences available during the summer season include:

The Spa Sneak-Away Plan
Mondays – Thursdays in June, July, August and September
Enjoy a morning away from the office, starting with a light breakfast, followed by your choice of a 50-minute Amber Gold Signature Massage, or Classic Cleanse Facial. ($125 per person for 1-9 people, or $115 per person for 10 -19 people)

Add the “Total Indulgence” option, with a manicure and pedicure, followed by a shampoo and style. ($240 per person for 1- 9 people, or $220 for 10-19 people)

Add the “Cabana Experience” option to experience the grandeur of Pelican Hill by having breakfast or lunch from Coliseum Pool & Grill in a private poolside cabana overlooking the Pacific Ocean and golf course. ($50 per 3-hour cabana visit)

The Afternoon Bailout
Mondays – Thursdays in June, July, August and September
Escape from the office early to The Spa at Pelican Hill. Celebrate your afternoon away with your choice of a 50-minute Aroma Intentions Massage, or Oxygen Awakening Facial. A complimentary lunch at Coliseum Pool & Grill is included. ($140 per person for 1-9 people, or $130 per person for 10 -19 people)

Add the “Camp Pelican” option for an afternoon of fun for everyone! While you enjoy the spa escape, we’ll look after your little VIPs at our children’s retreat, featuring hands-on activities and the “Coliseum Kids Menu.” ($60 per child)

Coastal Appreciation Value Offers
Mondays – Thursdays in June, July, August and September
The Spa brings affordable luxury to locals and visitors alike with Coastal Appreciation weekday rates. Enjoy 50-minute and 80-minute spa services with massages and skincare from $95, hair services from $50 and nail care from $40.

For spa, dining, accommodations, or golf reservations, please call 800.820.6800.

About The Spa at Pelican Hill
Evoking a “21st century wellness philosophy,” The Spa at Pelican Hill recaptures the original purity and effectiveness of the world’s most celebrated traditional treatments, such as the Lulur Italiano massage and the Body Gelato treatment. The Spa delivers unequaled indulgence in a cocooned, sophisticated ambiance where every sense is awakened and every moment is one of extraordinary pampering and rejuvenation.

The luxurious 23,000-square-foot retreat features a dramatic 28-foot-high Palladian rotunda; wall of flowing water; tranquil relaxation room; 22 private treatment rooms designed for quiet comfort and deep relaxation; an array of facilities including men’s and women’s Acqua Colonnades with herbal steam rooms, saunas, and a regal Roman bath; and separate dressing areas for men and women with every amenity and appointment. The Spa also offers a full-service salon, boutique, spacious fitness center and yoga room for a variety of wellness activities.

So much more than a place to enjoy a good massage, The Spa helps restore health and balance by immersing guests in the ultimate individualized care, providing a highly personalized voyage of fulfillment and realization with the most renowned therapies from around the world using only natural and organic products. The Spa staff is comprised of the most talented professionals in the industry who were handpicked as the finest in their trades. Additionally, professional naturalists on staff conduct everything from environmental education programs to tide pool exploration.

In its first year open, The Spa at Pelican Hill earned the top Forbes Five-Star rating, AAA Five-Diamond ratings, Spa Magazine Silver Sage Reader’s Choice Awards as "Favorite New Spa” and Conde Nast Traveler’s "Hot List: 2009.” The 2011 Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond Awards have again honored The Spa at Pelican Hill for the second consecutive year.

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.