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This Holiday Season Will be Bright at The Resort at Pelican Hill with Value-Added Room Packages, Three Festive Culinary Celebrations, Two Seasonal Spa Treatments and a Memorable Experience at The Seaside Tuscan Village

’Tis the season for family and friends to create their own new holiday memories and traditions this year at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach. Now a favorite Southern California getaway, the Resort is located just 45 minutes from Los Angeles and 15 minutes from John Wayne Airport. 

With 204 spacious bungalows and 128 Villas, guests can choose from four unforgettable holiday room packages available November 16, 2009 through January 3, 2010, with value-added amenities beginning at $695 per night that showcase the property’s unique services including:

Tis’ the Season at Pelican Hill Package
• Overnight accommodations in a spacious bungalow guestroom
• Breakfast for two at Coliseum Pool & Grill
• A hand-crafted Resort at Pelican Hill holiday ornament keepsake

The package starts at $695 per night, excluding tax and based on availability.

Villa for the Holidays Package
• Overnight accommodations in a private Villa
• A hand-crafted Resort at Pelican Hill holiday ornament keepsake

The package starts at $995 for a two-bedroom Villa, $1,450 for a three-bedroom Villa or $1,950 for a four-bedroom Villa per night, excluding tax and based on availability.

Holiday Golf & Spa Escape Package
• Overnight accommodations in a spacious bungalow or Villa
• Choice of two 60-minute Amber Gold massages in The Spa or two rounds of golf
• A hand-crafted Resort at Pelican Hill holiday ornament keepsake

The package starts at $795 for a bungalow per night, $1,150 for a two-bedroom Villa, $1,550 for a three-bedroom Villa or $2,050 for a four-bedroom Villa per night, excluding tax and based on availability.

Decorated Home for the Holidays Package
Leave the decorations up to us this holiday season and arrive to discover your very own bungalow or Villa furnished with a wreath, garlands, a decorated tree, and a holiday CD with traditional favorites. We also offer the traditional Jewish menorah display if requested.
• Overnight accommodations in a spacious bungalow guestroom or Villa
• Decorated guestroom
• Turndown amenity with eggnog, gingerbread cookies and a classic holiday poem

Available November 27 through December 24, 2009, the package starts at $895 for bungalows and $1,095 for a two-bedroom Villa, $1,500 for a three-bedroom Villa or $2,000 for a four-bedroom Villa per night, excluding tax and based on availability.

New Year’s Eve Room Packages
For guests who want to stay at the Resort for New Year’s Eve can choose from two room packages including:

New Year’s Eve Bungalow Gala Package
• Overnight deluxe bungalow or Villa accommodations for two
• Gala Dinner for two in Coliseum Pool & Grill (excluding alcohol), or Pelican Grill or Andrea for an additional cost
• New Year’s Day Brunch for two in Coliseum or Pelican Grill

Available December 31, the package starts at $895 for two in a bungalow, excluding tax and based on availability. Additional guests can be added with specific costs for adults and children.

New Year’s Eve Villa Gala Package
• Overnight Villa accommodations for two
• Gala Dinner for two in Coliseum Pool & Grill (excluding alcohol), or Pelican Grill or Andrea for an additional cost
• New Year’s Day Brunch for two in Coliseum or Pelican Grill

Available December 31, the package starts at $1295 for two in a two-bedroom Villa, $1595 for two in a three-bedroom Villa and $1895 for two in a four-bedroom Villa, excluding tax and based on availability. Additional guests can be added with specific costs for adults and children.

Reservations for all of these packages can be made by calling 800-820-6800.

Holiday Shopping

Holiday shopping is easy this year at The Resort at Pelican Hill, where personalized gift cards can be designed for each friend and family member in one convenient location that will showcase their favorite indulgences. Sure to be remembered as their favorite present this year, the gift cards are available in denominations of $100, $200, $300, $500, $1,000 and $2,500. Guests who purchase gift cards for $1,000 or more will receive a 10% discount.

Favorite uses for the gift cards are an overnight stay in a bungalow or Villa; a therapeutic 60 or 90-minute spa treatment; a scenic dinner overlooking the ocean in Andrea, Pelican Grill or Coliseum Pool & Grill; a round of golf on the Fazio-designed ocean courses; and personal training sessions.

Gift cards can be purchased at the Gift Certificate Desk in the Resort lobby, Concierge Desk, Newsstand Shop and Allegra, 24 hours a day at the Front Desk, by calling toll free at 800- 820-6800, or for more information online on our Web site at www.pelicanhill.com.

Special Culinary Options

To capture the essence of traditional tea with an Italian accent, this holiday season children and adults can experience the new Tea Time Renaissance daily from November 27 through December 31, 2009 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. in the gracious Great Room at The Resort at Pelican Hill.

The Tea Time Renaissance includes choice of:
• A selection of signature teas
• English Tea Cakes
• Chef’s Selection of Tea Pastries
• Freshly Baked Scones with Devonshire Cream, Lemon Curd & Preserves
• Tea Sandwiches (Smoked Salmon and Black Caviar on Squaw, Cucumber with Tomato Marmalade on White Bread, Prosciutto Ham and Persian Melon Balls on White Bread and Egg Salad with Tomato Concasse)

Each Friday, Saturday and Sunday in December, Santa Claus will also greet children personally during the Tea Time Renaissance event. A live harpist will perform classical music throughout the afternoon.

The tea starts at $32 per person for adults and $16 for children. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling 800-820-6800. For larger parties of 9-20 people, the private dining room can also be reserved at an additional cost.

Champagne Cart & Tapas Menu
For guests who want to relax in the Great Room throughout the holidays, from November 16, 2009 to January 3, 2010, a champagne cart and tapas menu are offered from 5:30 p.m. to midnight, with a live piano duo for entertainment.

Holiday Caffe
From November 16, 2009 through January 3, 2010, including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Executive Pastry Chef Frederic Monnet has created festive holiday gelatos, pastries and desserts in the Laboratorio del Gelato and Pastry Kitchen that can be purchased in the Caffe including from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. To-go options are also available.

Holiday Hot Chocolate Menu
As a special draw for children and hot chocolate aficionados, a special Holiday Hot Chocolate Menu is available in the Caffe from November 28, 2009 through January 3, 2010 with a choice of whipped creams and toppings.

Holiday Spa Treatments
The spirit of the season can be experienced in The Spa at Pelican Hill this holiday with special treatments that embrace local indigenous ingredients. The essence of pomegranates and thyme are highlighted in the following options:

Holiday Spa Treatments
• Pomegranate Body Gelato Treatment (60-minutes, $180 excluding gratuity)
The therapist scoops a beautiful dollop of creamy sugar scrub infused with the seasonal pomegranate ingredient filled with anti-oxidants. After gently sloughing the skin, the gelato is washed away, and the guest is then cocooned in fresh muslin, as aloe and cucumber gel. The therapist concludes the treatment by applying whipped body butter with essential oil for ultra moisturizing.

• Smoothing Thyme Body Buff Treatment (45-minutes, $150 excluding gratuity) A fine salt body polish with fresh thyme and other organic herbs is applied with circular, feather-like strokes to gently yet thoroughly exfoliate the feet and entire body, cleansing the pores and adding nourishing minerals and herbs to the skin. After showering, guests receive an enriching skin re-hydration with Rosemary Olive Body Butter, leaving the skin to feel fresh and glowing.

While relaxing in the Men and Women’s Relaxation Rooms during the holidays, guests can enjoy signature hot spiced holiday tea created by TeaSpa, a pomegranate and wine beverage and dark chocolate pomegranate truffles as our complimentary holiday gift during their spa visit. Spa reservations can be made by calling (800) 820-6800.

Holiday Dining Celebrations

THANKSGIVING

Mar Vista Ballroom

-A grand Thanksgiving celebration with traditional brunch featuring seasonal and classic offerings created by Executive Chef Jean-Pierre Dubray and his culinary team available from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The feast is $85 for adults, $40 for children under 12 and $20 for children under five, excluding tax and gratuity. An acoustic guitarist performs throughout the day and a professional photographer is available to take family portraits and frame them from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with price varying based on photo size and frame style.

Andrea & Private Dining Room
 

-A three-course Thanksgiving Dinner menu with a variety of options is available from 4 to 10 p.m. for $90 per adult and $45 per child under 12, excluding tax and gratuity. The regular Tuscan menu is also available and Andrea Bar also offers a Happy Bar Crudo a la carte menu from 11 a.m. to midnight.

Pelican Grill & Lounge

-A three-course menu created by Chef Tripp Mauldin with a variety of options is available from 11:30 am to 10 p.m. for $85 for adults, $40 for children under 12 and $20 for children under five with a special kids menu, excluding tax and gratuity. The regular menu also available and a pianist, bass player and singer perform live from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Bungalow In-Room Dining

-Thanksgiving a la carte menu is available for guests in the comfort of their spacious bungalow from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. The regular menu is also available

Togethering Villa Thanksgiving Feast

-A three-course multi-generational menu is available through Room Service from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. A regular in-room dining menu also available.

Coliseum Pool & Grill

-On Thanksgiving, a breakfast buffet is available from 7 to 11:30 a.m. for $32 for adults and $16 for children under 12. From noon to 10 p.m., a three-course menu with a variety of options created by Chef Chang Silivay is $80 for adults and $40 for children.

CHRISTMAS EVE & CHRISTMAS DAY

Mar Vista Ballroom

-A grand holiday celebration with seasonal and classic offerings created by Executive Chef Jean-Pierre Dubray and his culinary team available from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The feast is $85 for adults, $40 for children under 12 and $20 for children under five, excluding tax and gratuity. Acoustic guitarist entertainment.

Andrea Ristorante

-On Christmas Eve, a three-course dinner with a variety of options is available from 3 to 10 p.m. for $90 per adult and $45 for children under 12, excluding tax and gratuity. A live acoustic guitarist will perform and a select menu featuring traditional holiday menu and regular items also available in Andrea Bar.

-On Christmas Day, a special three-course Christmas Day menu is available with a variety of special holiday offerings from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. for $90 for adults and $45 for children under 12, excluding tax and gratuity. A special menu available for children under five years of age and a limited regular Andrea menu.

Pelican Grill

-A three-course Christmas Eve Dinner with a variety of course options is available from 5 to 10 p.m. for $85 for adults, $40 for children under 12, excluding tax and gratuity. A special menu for children under five also available and a jazz trio will perform in the lounge from 6:30 to 10 pm.

-On Christmas Day, a three-course holiday menu features a variety of options for each course is available from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. for $85 per adult and $40 for children under 12, excluding tax and gratuity. Children under five are complimentary and a limited regular menu and special lounge menu are also available. A piano jazz duo will perform from noon to 8 p.m.

Coliseum Pool & Grill

-A three-course dinner with a variety of course options is available from 5 to 10 p.m. for $80 per adult, $40 for children under 12, excluding tax and gratuity.

-On Christmas Day, a three-course holiday menu with a variety of course options is available from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. for $80 per adult and $40 for children under 12.

In-Bungalow Dining

-Traditional Christmas fare from a special holiday is available a la carte menu through In-Room Dining in the comfort of a spacious bungalow from 5 to 10 p.m. The regular in-room dining menu is also available.

-On December 25, a special Christmas a la carte menu through In-Room Dining available from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Togethering Villa Holiday Feast

-A Togethering Christmas Feast is available a la carte served family-style in the guest’s personal Villa dining room. Available from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., champagne and wine pairings are also available, as well as the standard in-room dining menu.

NEW YEAR’S EVE & NEW YEAR’S DAY

Andrea Ristorante

-A New Year’s Eve Gala will be offered in Andrea featuring a four-course menu with multiple course choices with two seatings from 5 to 8 p.m. for $100 per person for 5 p.m. seating, or $140 per person for 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., both excluding beverages, tax and gratuity.

Andrea Bar

-On New Year’s Eve from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. we offer a regular lunch menu, a special Italian Happy Bar Crudo menu and a champagne menu for pairings. A four-piece dancing band and singer will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. A balloon will drop at midnight to celebrate the New Year with a complimentary glass of Prosecco sparkling wine to toast.

-On New Year’s Day, a regular dinner menu is available from 5 to 8 p.m. and the Andrea Bar is also open.

Coliseum Pool & Grill

-A three-course prix-fixe menu if offered from 5 to 10 p.m. for $80 per adult, $40 for children under 12, excluding tax and gratuity, and complimentary for kids under five. A standard dinner menu and a festive limited bar menu are available from 10 p.m. to midnight. Live entertainment with a DJ is provided from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and a complimentary glass of Prosecco sparkling wine to toast at midnight.

-On New Year’s Day, a traditional breakfast buffet is available from 7 to 11:30 a.m. for $32 per adult and $16 for children under 12. A special brunch menu with a variety of dish options is available from noon to 5 p.m. for $55 per adult, $30 per children under 12 and $20 for kids under five, excluding tax and gratuity. The regular dinner menu is available from 5 to 10 p.m. At the pool, the regular menu is available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Pelican Grill & Lounge

-Chef Tripp Maudlin’s special four-course prix fixe menu with a choice of dishes is available from 5 to 10 p.m. for $120 per adult and $65 per child under age 12. Dancing and entertainment by a three-piece band and singer is offered from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. A balloon drop will take place at midnight in the lounge with a complimentary glass of Prosecco sparkling wine.

-On New Year’s Day, a traditional brunch menu is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $55 for adults and $27 for children under 12. A special New Year’s Day Football Bowl Games Menu offered in the Pelican Lounge from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

In-Bungalow Dining

-For overnight guests, a holiday a la carte menu is available in their spacious bungalow or Villa from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

-On New Year’s Day, a Champagne Breakfast-in-Bed is available in a bungalow or Villa, including a split bottle of Veuve Clicquot and a la carte menu options. The order must be placed the day prior.

For all dining reservations, please call (800) 820-6800.

The Resort at Pelican Hill
 

The Resort at Pelican Hill is one of the world’s finest resorts blending the principles of Italy’s most renowned Renaissance architect with chic California casual elegance. Special features include 128 villas with an unparalleled array of appointments, immersing guests in the absolute finest of everything; 204 luxuriously appointed bungalow suites; a rejuvenating spa with a menu of the world’s most celebrated therapies; world-class restaurants including authentic Northern Italian cuisine in Andrea; an iconic Coliseum Pool, the largest circular pool anywhere with tiered decks and luxurious cabanas; and Pelican Hill Golf Club boasting two 18-hole courses by Tom Fazio with stunning ocean panoramas from nearly every hole. Set on a 504-acre site in Newport Beach that is one of the most serene and beautiful coastal settings in Southern California, The Resort at Pelican Hill captures the essence of an Italian seaside village, terraced on a verdant hillside in harmony with the natural environment.