THE RESORT AT PELICAN HILL DEBUTS NEW DINING, ENTERTAINMENT AND DESIGN IN GREAT ROOM SOCIAL LOUNGE AND CAFFÈ & MARKET

NEWPORT BEACH, CA – May 8, 2015 – This month, The Resort at Pelican Hill® debuts its reperfected Great Room Social Lounge and Caffè & Market for locals and Resort guests alike. New food, beverages, entertainment and retail offerings complement the relaxed sophistication of re-designed spaces within the Resort’s Main Estate.

“As Pelican Hill continues its sixth year as Newport Coast’s corporate and social center, we have reenergized our facilities, programs and services to delight our guests from near and far,” said Pelican Hill Managing Director Giuseppe Lama. “We invite you to come as you are for casual café and lounge dining by day, then slip into the evening hours with contemporary up-tempo sounds, globally inspired tastes and an intriguingly posh setting.”

Great Room Social Lounge
A lively new place to gather, savor and linger, Great Room Social Lounge features small plates, craft cocktails, a modern upbeat vibe and plush seating that swivels around for ocean and sunset views by day, then evening dining and entertainment by night.

A new afternoon and evening menu of small plates awakens palates with ahi tuna tartare tacos with ponzu and guacamole, cheese boards and gelato tartlets. Curated nightly music includes a contemporary energized mix starting at 6 p.m. and a late evening live DJ mixing music to match the mood of the moment starting at 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

From 5 to 6 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, Great Room Social Hour features table games, cheese pairings and tastings and special monthly activities, including Boutique Art Exhibits, Fashion Trunk Shows and Sips & Tips etiquette chats. The Great Room’s popular Afternoon Tea continues on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Caffè & Market
For breakfast, lunch, dinner or anything in-between, Caffè & Market introduces hundreds of food and beverage items, plus long-time favorites, for casually dining in or conveniently taking away. Shop a gourmet array of fresh market fare, including sandwiches, salads, soup, pastries, Resort-made gelato, salads, snacks, featured daily quiche, barista-made coffee, wine and beer.

The Caffè & Market’s expanded indoor seating and oceanview outdoor terrace provide the perfect place for sips, bites and indulgences served quickly and enjoyed at any pace. For on-the-go meals and snacks, create a beach picnic basket, or select from more than 400 distinct products for Bungalow, Villa or poolside dining.

Every afternoon, Caffè & Market presents complimentary product sampling:

Marketplace Sampling on Saturdays & Sundays
Stop by to sample this week’s featured gourmet item, from tapenades and toffees to olive oils and artisan chocolates.

Gelato Lab Confab on Mondays
Sample weirdly wonderful flavors like Spicy Sriracha, Earl Gray and Gorgonzola-Honey.

Tuesday Tea Party on Tuesdays
Taste Caffè’s featured flavor of the week, and blend your own custom teas.

Mid-Week Juice Boost on Wednesdays
Explore the Caffè’s selection of seasonally inspired nectars squeezed fresh daily for your optimal health and energy.

Desserts du Monde on Thursdays
From European confections to Asian indulgences, sample sweets from across the globe.

Coffee Klatch on Fridays
Sip samples of fine blends from Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa.

Complimentary valet parking is available at the Resort’s Main Estate Auto Court. For a complete calendar of upcoming activities and entertainment in the Great Room Social Lounge and Caffè & Market, visit pelicanhill.com/calendar. All events and activities are subject to change without notice. For menus, visit pelicanhill.com/dining. For reservations and more information, please call 855-467-6800.

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 (2013 & 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 (2015).

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; Hotel Irvine, a lifestyle hotel; Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, featuring a challenging, Tom Fazio-designed public golf course; and California Recreation Company®, which operates 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.

Press Contact

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