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For press inquiries regarding Resort images, information, interviews and visits, please contact:

Kate Starr
Director of Communications and Public Relations
Email: pressinquiry@pelicanhill.com
Direct: 949.467.6833 (press inquiries only please)

Kindly note that the Resort’s press contact is a resource to professional journalists. If you are not a member of the press, please direct inquiries concerning reservations, accommodations, events and other Resort information to guest services or reservations by calling 855.467.6800.
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Press Clippings

Colorado Expression (August/September 2018)
“Getaways”
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JetSet (Summer 2018)
“Italy Reborn at Pelican Hill”
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Joli Magazine (Summer 2018)
“The Resort at Pelican Hill”
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Newport Beach Independent (July 13, 2018)
“Pelican Hill Forecaddie Helps Duffers Golf Like Pros”
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Fort Bend Lifestyles & Homes (July 2018)
“The Resort at Pelican Hill”
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Sir and Sport (Spring/Summer 2018)
“A Bird of a Different Feather”
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Modern Luxury Orange County (June 2018)
“Top of the Hill”
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CBS Watch! (May/June 2018)
“Golf Getaway”
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Westlake Magazine (March/April 2018)
“Fairytale Travel” & “Pre-Weddings Spa Getaways”
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Golf Georgia (January/February 2018)
“Pelican Hill: One of America’s Elite Destinations”
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Hotel F&B (January/February 2018)
“Open Kitchen and Chef’s Table a Winning Hotel Tandem”
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Modern Luxury Orange County (January 2018)
“Chef Chat”
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Carmel Magazine (Holiday 2017)
“Destination: Pelican Hill”
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C-Suite Quarterly (Fall 2017)
“Stay & Play”
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Sauté magazine (Fall 2017)
“Quintessential California Cuisine”
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Newport Beach Independent (October 27, 2017)
“The Resort at Pelican Hill Celebrates Nine Years of Style”
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California Golf + Travel (September/October 2017)
“The Resort at Pelican Hill”
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Houston Lifestyles & Homes (September 2017)
“Fabulous Fall Getaway”
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Modern Luxury Orange County (September 2017)
“Use Your Noodle”
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Newport Beach Independent (July 21, 2017)
“Biz Buzz: New Pelican Hill Resort GM Focuses on Guest Experience”
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Los Angeles Times (July 16, 2017)
“Not just chasing tourist trade”
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Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine (Summer 2017)
“The Resort at Pelican Hill”
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Coast Magazine (May 2017)
“Pasta Perfection”
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Newport Beach Independent (March 17, 2017)
“Diving Into the Spa at Pelican Hill Resort”
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Newport Beach Independent (March 10, 2017)
“Pelican Hill Scores Hole in One with 3D Golf Swing Analysis”
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Genlux (December 2016)
“Heaven on the Hill”
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Family Getaways (Dec. 5, 2016)
“Playtime at Pelican Hill”
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Golf Monthly (UK) (Fall 2016)
“California Dreaming”
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Nobleman Magazine (Fall 2016)
“Extraordinary Date Night”
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Fort Bend Lifestyles & Homes (September 2016)
“Pelican Hill Serves Up Italian Riviera”
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West Luxury Magazine (July/ August 2016)
“Daytripper: Pelican Hill”
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C-Suite Quarterly (Summer 2016)
“Newport Beach Retreat”
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bask (Summer 2016)
“Relax & Repeat”
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Palm Springs Life Magazine (June 2016)
“Back to the Ancient Future”
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LA Travel Magazine (Spring 2016)
“Spring into a Spa-cation”
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Newport Beach Magazine (April/ May 2016)
“A Rejuvenating Retreat”
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TravelAge West (April 2016)
“Mind Your Manners”
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Southland Golf (April 2016)
“Swing Thoughts”
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LA Travel Magazine (Winter 2016)
Cover Photo Fashion Spread
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OC InRoom Magazine (Winter 2016)
“South Coast Sojourn”
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Modern Luxury Brides California (Winter 2016)
“Newport Coast Wedding”
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Golf Vacations (January 2016)
“When Five Stars Should Be 10 Stars”
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Southern California Life (November/ December 2015)
“Enchanting Escapes”
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Newport Beach Magazine (October 2015)
“For Autumn Appetites”
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Modern Luxury Orange County (October 2015)
“Chow Bella”
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Southland Golf (October 2015)
Travel Feature
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Locale Orange County (Autumn 2015)
“Hotels California”
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Coast (October 2015)
“Reaching for the Stars”
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C Magazine (October 2015)
“Benvenuto!”
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Southland Golf (September 2015)
“The 19th Hole”
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Golf Vacations Singapore (September 2015)
Cover Feature Story
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Global Golf Post (September 2015)
“Southern California Dreaming”
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Coast (September 2015)
“Fine and Dandy”
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California Golf + Travel (September 2015)
“On the Waterfront”
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Dreams Magazine (Summer 2015)
“Ultimate Luxury Escapes”
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Air Chicago (Summer 2015)
Resort Feature
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Beverly Hills Lifestyle (Summer 2015)
“The Italian Riviera Reborn”
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Daily Pilot (July 2015)
“Andrea at Pelican Hill Scores with Food, Ambiance”
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Southland Golf (July 2015)
Water Conservation Feature Story
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Southern Bride (Summer/ Fall 2015)
Resort Wedding & Honeymoon Feature
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Celebrated Living (Summer 2015)
“Platinum List”
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The Orange County Register (June 2015)
“Luxe Wars”
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Luxury Pools (Spring/ Summer 2015)
“Italian Inspired Oasis”
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Southland Golf (May 2015)
“Group Therapy”
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Travel Weekly (May 2015)
“Pelican Hill’s vistas, design impress”
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Arizona Golfer (April 2015)
“The Resort at Pelican Hill Newport Beach”
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FORE (January 2015)
“Take It All in at Pelican Hill”
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Horizon & Beyond Middle East (January 2015)
“The Possibility of Perfection”
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Southern California Life Magazine (January 2015)
“Enchanting Escapes: Seasonal Culinary and Social Events Abound at Pelican Hill”
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Montecito Journal (December 2014)
“Weekend Getaway”
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OC Register Metro (November 2014)
“Spa Strategy”
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Newport Beach Magazine (October 2014)
“Suite Indulgences”
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California Golf + Travel (October 2014)
“The Possibility of Perfection”
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Jetset Magazine (October 2014)
“Festa dell’Autunno”
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Caviar Affair (October 2014)
“The Best of Italy in California”
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Texas Lifestyle Magazine (September 2014)
“The Real Orange County”
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East Valley Magazine (September 2014)
“Festa dell’Autunno”
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Golf Magazine (August 2014)
“Top 100 Courses”
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Houston Lifestyles and Homes (August 2014)
“Pelican Hill is SoCal’s Own Tuscany”
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Southland Golf (August 2014)
“Instruction”
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H Texas Magazine (July 2014)
“Newport Beach Here we Come”
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Golf Tips (July 2014)
“Drop 5 Strokes from the Green”
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OC Metro (July 2014)
“Cabana Heaven”
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Golf Getaways (July 2014)
“The Pelican Hill Experience”
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OC Metro (July 2014)
“Modern Power”
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Lifestyle Resources (June 2014)
“The Resort at Pelican Hill”
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Golf Magazine (February 2014)
“Premier Resorts 2014-2015”
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OC Register Metro (January 2014)
“An Exclusive Dining Event”
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OC Register Magazine (January 2014)
“Pastry Chef of the Year”
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Reign (Holiday 2013)
“California Dreamin’”
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Condé Nast Traveler (November 2013)
2013 Readers’ Choice “Best in the World” Awards
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Golf Magazine (November 2013)
“Deal of the Month”
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American Spa (October 2013)
“From the Vine”
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Bask (Fall 2013)
“Escape to Italy”
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ACES (September 2013)
Travel Feature
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Las Vegas Golf & Leisure (Fall 2013)
“Lavish and Laid-Back”
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Inside Weddings (Fall 2013)
“Epicurean Wedding Menus”
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Philadelphia (September 2013)
“The (New) Family Vacation”
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Travel + Leisure (August 2013)
“World’s Best Awards 2013”
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New Zealand Herald (July 2013)
“Take a Swing at the Good Life ”
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Phoenix International (Summer 2013)
Andrea Dining Review
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Southland Golf (July 2013)
“Trouble Shooting”
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Andrew Harper (July/ August 2013)
“14 Great American Golf Resorts”
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Jetset Magazine (May/ June 2013)
“Viva the Villa Life”
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OC Register Metro (May 2013)
“Ultimate Private Dining”
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North Valley Magazine (April/ May 2013)
Travel Feature
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Los Angeles Times (March 2013)
“Newport Beach resort makes Forbes’ 5-star list”
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Inside Weddings (Spring 2013)
“California Dreaming”
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25A (March 2013)
Travel Feature
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Daily Pilot (February 2013)
“Looking for Perfection”
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Newport Beach Magazine (February 2013)
“A Taste of Italy”
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Golf Digest (February 2013)
“America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses”
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Weddingbells (Spring 2013)
“Hot Honeymoons”
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The Orange County Register (December 2012)
“Beef Up Your Christmas”
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The Current (December 2012)
“Pelican Hill’s Deck tabbed ‘Teacher of the Year’”
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Daily Pilot (December 2012)
“Deck Named Teacher of the Year”
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Colorado Avid Golfer (December 2012)
“Paradise Perfected”
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The Orange County Register (November 2012)
“Falling for Italy”
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Riviera Orange County (November 2012)
Andrea Dining Review
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Southland Golf (November 2012)
“Seaside Sensations”
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The Orange County Register (November 2012)
“Pelican Hill celebrates olives in a bigger way”
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Coast Magazine (November 2012)
Andrea Dining Review
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The Player (UK) (Fall 2012)
Resort Feature Story
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Condé Nast Traveler (November 2012)
2012 Readers’ Choice “Best in the World” Results
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Golf Digest (November 2012)
“Surf and Turf”
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Orange County Register (September 2012)
“Best Golf Course”
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AndrewHarper.com (September 2012)
Reader Survey Top 20 Lists
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American Spa (September 2012)
“Olive Garden”
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Daily Pilot (July 2012)
“Pelican Hill Receives Top AAA Award Again”
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Epicurean Life (July 2012)
Resort Feature
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Bask Magazine (July 2012)
“Finding Balance at the Beach”
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FINE Magazine (July 2012)
“Seaside Retreat”
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The Dallas Morning News (June 2012)
“Caifornia Dreaming”
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Orange Coast (June 2012)
Top Sandwiches
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Greenwich Magazine (June 2012)
California Dreamin’
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Golf Vacations (June 2012)
Travel Feature
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OC Metro (June 2012)
Pelican Grill Review
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Condé Nast Traveler (June 2012)
“Top 100 Resort Spas – U.S. Mainland”
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Southland Golf Magazine (May 2012)
“Nature of the Pelican Hill Game”
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Robb Report (May 2012)
“The World’s Top Resorts”
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Forbes.com (April 2012)
“Five Luxury Hotels That Know How To Keep Kids Entertained”
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Southland Golf (April 12)
“Southland’s Best”
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OC Metro (April 2012)
“OC Metro’s 2012 Green Team”
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Newport Beach Independent (April 2012)
“Not your Average Round”
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Fazio Premier Clubs 2012 (April 2012)
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JetSet (April 2012)
“So Cal. So Close. So Necessary.”
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Condé Nast Traveler (April 2012)
“Top 121 Golf Resorts”
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Los Angeles Times Travel Deals & News Blog (March 2012)
“Andrew Harper, on his secret identity and a local resort he loves”
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FORE Magazine (March 2012)
“10 You Can Play in Southern California”
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Coast Magazine (March 2012)
“Get Away”
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Westlake Malibu Lifestyle (March 2012)
“Pelican Hill Redefines Luxury”
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Orange County Register (March 2012)
“Pelican Hill Honored as Green Golf Resort”
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Beverly Hills Lifstyle (February 2012)
“Golf at its Best”
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Fairways & Greens (February 2012)
“Favorite Places to Play and Stay”
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VIVID Magazine (January 2012)
“Mediterranean Majesty on the California Coast”
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Arizona Foothills (January 2012)
“Resolve to Evolve”
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Ranch & Coast (January 2012)
“Find A Better You At Pelican Hill”
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Condé Nast Traveler (January 2012)
2012 Gold List – World’s Best 511 Hotels, Resorts, Cruise Lines
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Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report (January 2012)
Grand Awards 2012
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Travel + Leisure (January 2012)
500 World’s Best Hotels
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Ocean Home (January 2012)
“Bird’s Eye View”
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C-Suite Quarterly (January 2012)
“California’s Best Kept Secret”
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Orange Coast (January 2012)
Andrea Dining Feature
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OC Metro (January 2012)
“The New Conference Room”
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Wall Street Journal (November 2011)
“When Home Is Where the Hotel Is”
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Daily Pilot (November 2011)
“Three Years and Counting”
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Condé Nast Traveler (November 2011)
2011 Readers’ Choice Awards
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San Diego Magazine (October 2011)
Travel Feature
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Coast Kids (September 2011)
“How to Be a Tourist in Your Own Town”
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Jetset Magazine (September 2011)
“Bello Cielo”
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Travel + Leisure (August 2011)
World’s Best Awards 2011
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Southland Golf (August 2011)
“The Best of Southern California”
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OC Metro (July 2011)
“The Resort at Pelican Hill”
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Houston Lifestyle and Homes (July 2011)
“The Perfect Place to Play this Summer”
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Southland Golf (June 2011)
“Coastal Masterpiece”
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805 Living (June 2011)
“Golf is the Game”
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Texas Golfer (June 2011)
“Palatial Pelican Hill”
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Newport Beach Magazine (May 2011)
“Finding Balance”
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Golf Digest (May 2011)
America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses
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Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report (April 2011)
“The Resort at Pelican Hill: An Opulent Seaside Retreat”
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Condé Nast Traveler (April 2011)
Top 125 Golf Resorts
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OC Metro (February 2011)
“Balanced Body”
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Southland Golf (February 2011)
“The Coast with the Most”
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The Orange County Register (February 2011)
“Resort Guests Linger On”
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Grace Ormonde Wedding Style (January 2011)
Feature Wedding
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Travel + Leisure (January 2011)
“500 World’s Best Hotels”
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GolfWeek (November 2010)
“2011 GolfWeek’s Best Resort Courses”
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Condé Nast Traveler (November 2010)
“2010 Readers’ Choice Awards: Best in the World”
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Beverly Hills Lifestyle (October 2010)
“Bellisimo! Andrea at Pelican Hill”
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Southland Golf (October 2010)
“Natural Growth: Top Southland Golf Facilities”
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Golf Canada (September 2010)
“Fazio’s Fabulous Fairways at Pelican Hill”
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Architectural Digest (July 2010)
“Pelican Hill: A New Resort Takes its Cue from Andrea Palladio”
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Inside Weddings (March 2010)
“The Natural Choice”
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California Homes (February 2010)
“The Spa at The Resort at Pelican Hill”
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Elle Germany (February 2010)
“Travel News”
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American Spa (December 2009)
“Time to Unwind”
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Golf Monthly (December 2009)
“Fitting the Bill”
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Golf Digest (November 2009)
“No Trunk, No Junk”
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Golf (November 2009)
“Pelican Hill Golf Club”
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Town & Country (September 2009)
“Bird of Paradise”
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Los Angeles Confidential (September 2009)
COASTAL JEWEL
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Departures (July/ August 2009)
“California’s Italian Renaissance”
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Robb Report (June 2009)
“Best of the Best”
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Travel + Leisure (May 2009)
2009 It List
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Condé Nast Traveler (May 2009)
“Hot List: Hotels”
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Condé Nast Traveler (May 2009)
“Hot List: Hot Spas”
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Southland Golf (June 2009)
“Link to Luxury”
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Links Magazine (April/ May 2009)
“The Coast is Clear”
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Aspen (April 2009)
“On my Radar”
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Texas Golfer (April 2009)
“The Resort at Pelican Hill”
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Coast (February 2009)
CUISINE: ANDREA
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Orange Coast (February 2009)
“At your Service”
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LA Times (January 2009)
“Heaven is in the Details”
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Golfweek (January 2009)
“California Dreaming”
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Riviera (December 2008)
“The Radar: Pelican Hill”
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C Magazine (November 2008)
“C Travel”
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Robb Report (November 2008)
“Winter Golf Getaways”
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San Diego Magazine (October 2008)
“Seeing Green”
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Grace Ormonde Wedding Style (Fall/ Winter 2008)
“Redefining Luxury”
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Luxury Travel Advisor (September 2008)
“The Pulse: The Resort at Pelican Hill”
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Golf Tips (July 2008)
“Picturesque Pelican”

InStyle Weddings (Summer 2008)
“Destination U.S.A.”

Links Magazine (May/ June 2008)
“Pacific Drive”

Marin (April 2008)
“Gourmet Golf”

Fairways Greens (April 2008)
“Pelican Pristine”

Location3 (Spring 2008)
“Par Meets Pranayama”

Travel + Leisure Golf (March/ April 2008)
“Pelican Takes a Mulligan”

Golf (March 2008)
“Pelican Hill Golf Club”

OC Metro Business (February 2008)
“Resort of Resorts”

Golf for Women (January 2008)
“Coast with the Most”

Coast (January 2008)
“Coast Cuisine”
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USAToday.com (November 2007)
“The Golfer’s World”
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Los Angeles Times (November 2007)
“Walk Right Up and Say Hello to the Chef”
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Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report

  • Readers’ Choice 2016 & 2015: Top 20 Spa Resorts
  • Readers’ Choice 2016, 2015 & 2014: Top 20 Golf Resorts
  • Readers’ Choice 2016, 2015 & 2014: Top 20 Family Resorts
  • Grand Resort Award 2012 (January 2012)
  • Recommendation with 95 Rating (April 2011)
  • Top 20 Favorite Golf Resorts, 2012, 2011 & 2009 Reader Survey
  • Top 20 Favorite Spa Resorts, 2012 & 2011 Reader Survey
  • Top 20 Favorite Beach Resorts, 2012 Reader Survey
  • Top 20 Favorite Family Resorts, 2011 Reader Survey

Condé Nast Traveler

  • Top Southern California Resorts ranking in Readers’ Choice Awards 2018, 2017 & 2016
  • Top Southern California Resort Spa among “Top 100 U.S. Resort Spas,” Readers’ Choice Awards 2013 & 2012 (March 2014 & 2013)
  • Top Southern California Resort ranking in Readers’ Choice Awards 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • Top California Resort Spa and #5 ranking in “Top 100 Resort Spas – U.S. Mainland,” Readers’ Choice Awards 2011 (June 2012)
  • World’s Top-Rated Golf Resort & #1 California Golf Resort, Readers’ Choice Awards 2011 (April 2012)
  • #1 U.S. Resort, Readers’ Choice Awards 2011 (October 2011)
  • #1 California Golf Resort, Readers’ Choice Awards 2010 (April 2011)
  • Top 100 Best in the World (Readers’ Choice Awards) 2011 & 2010
  • Gold List 2014, 2013, 2012 & 2011
  • Hot List: 2009, The Resort at Pelican Hill & The Spa at Pelican Hill

Travel + Leisure

  • Top 10 Resort Hotels in California, World’s Best Awards 2018
  • Top Resorts in the Continental U.S., World’s Best Awards 2015, 2013, 2012 & 2011
  • 500 World’s Best Hotels 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 & 2011
  • Top 100 World’s Best Hotels 2015 & 2011
  • America’s Best Hotels 2011
  • America’s Best Coastal Hotels 2010
  • World’s Best Hotels for Families 2010
  • It List 2009

Robb Report

  • World’s Top 100 Resorts 2012
  • Best of the Best 2009

Wine Spectator

  • Restaurant Wine List Award of Excellence 2018, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 & 2011, Andrea

Celebrated Living

  • Platinum Hotels 2011, Editor’s Mention
  • Platinum Spas 2010, Editor’s Mention

Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Rating

  • 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, The Resort at Pelican Hill
  • 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 & 2010, The Spa at Pelican Hill

AAA Five Diamond Award

  • 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 & 2010, The Resort at Pelican Hill

U.S. News

  • Best Hotels in the USA 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 & 2012 (Gold Badge)

Golfweek

  • Best Resort Courses 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 & 2011
  • Best Courses You Can Play 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 & 2009

Golf Magazine

  • Top 100 Courses You Can Play, 2016-2017 & 2014-2015
  • Best Courses Near You, Ocean South & Ocean North, 2016-2017 & 2014-2015
  • Green Golf Resort 2012
  • Premier Resorts 2016-2017 & 2014-2015 Readers’ Choice (Gold Medal)
  • Premier Resorts 2012-2013 Readers’ Choice (Silver Medal)
  • Premier Resorts 2010-2011 Readers’ Choice (Silver Medal)

Golf Digest

  • Best Resorts of The Americas Editors’ Choice Award 2017 & 2016
  • America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses 2017/2018, Ocean North & Ocean South
  • America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses 2015/2016, Ocean North & Ocean South
  • America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses 2013/2014, Ocean North & Ocean South
  • America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses 2011/2012, Ocean North & Ocean South
  • The World’s Greatest Golf 2009/2010, Ocean South
  • Best Teachers in California 2013/2014
  • Green Star Environmental Award Finalist

GolfWorld

  • Top 50 Resorts, 2009-2010 Readers’ Choice Awards

Golf Odyssey

  • Best New Resort, 2009-2010 Best Golf Vacations Destinations

Global Traveler

  • Best Golf Resort, 2013 GT Tested Reader Survey Award

Western Golf Alliance

  • Top 10 Southern California Golf Course Rankings 2012

Los Angeles Times

  • Best Southern California Golf Course, 2012 & 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards
  • Best Hotel (Orange County), 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards
  • Best Day Spa (Orange County), 2012 & 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards
  • Best Southern California Romantic Restaurant & Fine Dining, 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards, Andrea
  • Best Italian Restaurant (Orange County), 2012 & 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards, Andrea
  • Best Southern California Hotel Bar/Lounge, 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards, Andrea
  • Best Southern California Sports Bar & Grill, 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards, Pelican Grill
  • Best Sports Bar & Grill (Orange County), 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards, Pelican Grill
  • Best Outdoor/Pool Bar (Orange County), 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards, Coliseum Pool & Grill
  • Best Breakfast/Brunch (Orange County), 2012 & 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards, Coliseum Pool & Grill

California Wedding Day

  • Best Resort for Weddings: Orange County, 2018, 2017 & 2016
  • Best Indoor Venue: Orange County, 2015 & 2014

Entrée Travel Newsletter

  • Best U.S. Resort, Best of 2010

Orange Coast

  • Top 10 Restaurants 2012, Andrea

FORE Magazine

  • 2016 Best of SoCal Golf, Best 19th Hole and Best Cart Service

OC Metro

  • Green Team Awards 2012, Pelican Hill Golf Club

The Orange County Register

  • Best Golf Course/Driving Ranges in Best of Orange County 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 & 2010
  • Best OC Resorts in Best of Orange County 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2014
  • Best OC Day Spas 2018 & 2017
  • Best Place to Get Married in Best of Orange County 2011 & 2010

Modern Luxury Orange County

  • Best of OC Favorite Restaurants & Chefs 2017, Marco Criscuolo
  • Best of OC Top 5 Rejuvenation Retreat 2015, The Spa at Pelican Hill
  • Best of OC Readers’ Choice Favorite Boutique 2015, Allegra at Pelican Hill
  • Best of OC Readers’ Choice Favorite Chef 2015, Marco Criscuolo
  • Best New Luxury Restaurant 2009, Andrea

OC Weekly

  • Best Golf Course, Best of OC Awards, 2016, 2011 & 2009

AIMIA

  • 2016 Passion for Excellence Award

Travel Weekly

  • 2012 & 2011 Superior Deluxe Property Rating in Hotel and Travel Index Classification System

Corporate & Incentive Travel

  • 2014 Award of Excellence

Meetings & Conventions

  • 2016 Gold Key Elite Award – Best On-Site Support Staff
  • 2014 Gold Tee Award

Smart Meetings

  • 2014 & 2013 Best Coastal Hotels Smart Star Bronze Award
  • 2012 & 2010 Platinum Choice Awards

Successful Meetings

  • 2014 Pinnacle Award

Insurance & Financial Meetings Management

  • World Class Award 2015 & 2014

Spa Magazine

  • Favorite New Spa, 2009 Silver Sage Readers’ Choice Awards

Elite Traveler

  • 101 Top Hotel Suites 2014
  • 101 Top Hotel Suites 2009

TripAdvisor

  • Top 10 Relaxation/Spa Hotels in the United States, 2011 Travelers’ Choice Best Hotels
  • Award of Excellence 2014, 2013 & 2012, The Resort at Pelican Hill
  • Award of Excellence 2013 & 2012, Pelican Hill Golf Club
  • Award of Excellence 2014, 2013 & 2012, Andrea Ristorante
  • Award of Excellence 2014 & 2013, Pelican Grill
  • Award of Excellence 2014, 2013, Coliseum Pool & Grill

Zagat

  • 2013 Los Angeles/ So. California Restaurants
  • Top Décor in Orange County, Andrea & Pelican Grill

GAYOT.com

  • Top 10 Wedding Hotels in Orange County 2015
  • 5 Golden Keys Rating (Resort)
  • Top 10 U.S. Romantic Restaurants 2012, Andrea
  • Top 10 Orange County (CA) Hotels 2012
  • Top 10 Orange County (CA) Romantic Hotels 2012
  • Top 10 Orange County Romantic Restaurants 2012, Andrea
  • Top 10 Orange County Chef’s Table Restaurants 2012, Andrea
  • Top 10 Orange County Italian Restaurants 2012, Andrea
  • Top 10 Orange County Food Rating Restaurants 2012, Andrea
  • Top 10 Orange County Wine List Restaurants 2012, Andrea
  • Top 10 Orange County Star Spotting Restaurants 2012, Andrea
  • Top 10 Orange County Outdoor Dining Restaurants 2012, Andrea
  • Top 10 Orange County View Restaurants 2012, Andrea
  • Top 10 Orange County View Restaurants 2012, Coliseum Pool & Grill

OpenTable

  • Top 100 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in America, 2014 Diners’ Choice Awards, Coliseum Pool & Grill
  • OpenTable 2012 Diners’ Choice Awards, Top 100 Best Restaurants in the United States, Andrea
  • Top 10 Orange County Restaurants for Italian Food, 2011 Diners’ Choice Awards, Andrea
  • Top 10 Orange County Restaurants for American Food, 2011 Diners’ Choice Awards, Pelican Grill
  • Top 10 Orange County Restaurants for Best Ambiance, 2011 Diners’ Choice Awards, Pelican Grill and Coliseum Pool & Grill
  • Top 10 Orange County/ Los Angeles Restaurants for American Food, 2011 Diners’ Choice Awards, Pelican Grill
  • Best Ambiance, 2011 Diners’ Choice Awards, Pelican Grill
  • Best Service, 2011 Diners’ Choice Awards, Pelican Grill
  • Great for Lunch, 2011 Diners’ Choice Awards, Coliseum Pool & Grill
  • Top 50 U.S. Restaurants for Best Italian Cuisine, 2010 Diners’ Choice Awards, Andrea
  • Top 50 Most Romantic Restaurants in the U.S., 2010 Diners’ Choice Awards, Andrea