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NEWPORT BEACH, CA – March 11, 2013 – The Resort at Pelican Hill® today announced the appointment of Amanda Reeve, CMP to the role of director of meetings and special events. Bringing more than 16 years of event planning expertise and luxury hospitality experience to Newport Beach’s first and only Five-Star resort, Reeve will oversee the continued growth of Pelican Hill’s comprehensive off-premise catering program, as well as weddings, meetings and special events.

“Based on her passion for delivering creative, personalized guest experiences, we knew Amanda was the perfect leader to heighten special events and meetings experiences for our discerning guests from around the globe and in our own backyard,” said Pelican Hill Managing Director Giuseppe Lama. “Amanda will lead the Resort’s catering, conference and destination wedding professionals in creating world-class experiences for Resort guests and locals at Pelican Hill and at off-premise venues.”

With a masterful flair for bringing the latest meeting and event trends to life, Reeve has seamlessly implemented cultural menus, such as kosher cuisine, and incorporated family heirloom recipes into contemporary celebrations for group programs and event clientele seeking highly customized experiences. Reeve brings a collaborative and detail-oriented approach to meeting and event planning for Pelican Hill’s diverse clientele.

Prior to joining Pelican Hill, Reeve served on the opening team at the Four Seasons in Denver, Colorado as director of catering and conference services. During her 10 years with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, she managed catering and conference services for properties in Carlsbad, California and Palm Beach, Florida. Before that, she held leadership roles at the PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida.

Originally from Cornwall, England, Reeve earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Tourism Management from the University of Brighton, England. She resides in Anaheim Hills, California with her husband.

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.