THE RESORT AT PELICAN HILL APPOINTS ROBIN DUNIVIN AS SPA DIRECTOR

NEWPORT BEACH, CA – June 6, 2013 – The Resort at Pelican Hill® today announced the appointment of Robin Dunivin to director of spa at The Spa at Pelican Hill®. With more than 20 years of leadership experience in the spa industry, Dunivin will oversee Pelican Hill’s team of spa, salon and wellness professionals, as well as the continued growth and product development of Newport Beach’s only Forbes Five-Star Spa.

“Since joining the Resort team in 2010, Robin has demonstrated passion, professionalism and creativity as an instrumental leader in expanding and elevating the Five-Star experience that local spa guests and Resort guests expect when visiting California’s top-ranked Spa,” said Pelican Hill Managing Director, Giuseppe Lama. “Robin’s extensive knowledge of the spa industry, paired with her nurturing leadership style, will continue to guide the Spa in delivering customized treatments and the newest, most luxurious products to discerning spa enthusiasts from near and far.”

Dunivin’s enthusiasm for spa and wellness began at an early age, as she immersed herself in the latest products and trends by experimenting at home using everyday ingredients to create skin and hair care products. Today, she is passionate about introducing guests to the spa industry’s most effective, personalized services and products, including Pelican Hill’s new series of Diamond facial, body treatment and nail care services that were recently added to the Spa’s permanent menu.

Prior to joining Pelican Hill, Dunivin served as spa manager for Satori Day Spa in Long Beach, Calif., and before that, as vice president of sales and marketing and international educator for the innovative Laguna Hills, Calif.-based skin care company Epicurean Discovery. Previously, she held a management role at the Ritz-Carlton, Dana Point.

Dunivin attended Cal State University, Northridge before continuing her education at Marinello Schools of Beauty in Los Angeles. She resides in Las Flores, Calif. with her husband and three children.

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 movement studio with a variety of complimentary wellness activities for spa guests.

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 Travel Guide Five-Star rating, Spa Magazine Silver Sage Reader’s Choice Awards as “Favorite New Spa” and Condé Nast Traveler’s “Hot List: 2009.” The Spa earned Top California Resort Spa (2012) and Top Southern California Resort Spa (2013) honors from Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards, as well as its fourth consecutive Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award in 2013.

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 (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.
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