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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – July 8, 2019 – This month, Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star-rated The Resort at Pelican Hill® debuts new wellness retreats catering to travelers’ growing pursuit of maintaining and enhancing holistic well-being. With global wellness tourism increasing twice as fast as overall tourism, the Global Wellness Institute projects travelers will plan 1.2 billion wellness trips annually, totaling $919 billion in annual spending by 2022.

“Our wellness retreats invite guests to take time for self-care, drawing inspiration from the coastal beauty that surrounds Pelican Hill and exploring novel ways to nurture healthy habits like nutrition, fitness and mindfulness,” said Pelican Hill Director of Spa & Wellness Zully Cardona. “Wherever you may be in your wellness journey, Pelican Hill’s wellness retreats are a stepping stone to your growth, healing and transformation.”

Guided by experts in mind and body wellness, customized retreats focus on each guest’s specific wellness goals and desired outcomes. Personal retreat itineraries balance a variety of spa treatments, fitness classes, mindful dining, transformational coaching, inspiring activities and ample leisure time to enjoy the 23,000-square-foot Spa’s Acqua Colonnades and the 504-acre Resort’s expansive Italian-inspired grounds.

Featured fitness activities include a guided walk along Crystal Cove Beach and Sunrise Yoga overlooking the Pacific Ocean, as well as Paddle Board Yoga and Fitmat Aqua classes in the Resort’s Coliseum Pool, one of the world’s largest circular pools. Retreat guests will experience the Art of Aromatherapy Essential Oil Blending and indulgent spa treatments like a 100-minute Zen Awakening Experience.

Retreat guests stay in luxurious Bungalow accommodations with private terraces, cozy fireplaces, deep-soaking tubs and special in-room wellness amenities, including a health bar in place of the standard honor bar snacks and beverages. Retreat packages start from $1,540 per person for three days and two nights arriving on Mondays or from $2,385 per person for four days and three nights arriving on Sundays. Rates exclude Resort fees, taxes, service fees and incidentals.

The Resort’s wellness retreats tap into the Spa’s recently revamped fitness programming and its new collection of customizable therapies for both locals and Resort guests. Fresh treatment protocols, top product lines and the latest spa technologies heighten the spa experience at Newport Beach’s only Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star spa. Complete retreat details are available online at

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 (2015 Readers’ Poll); in Golf Magazine’s Premier Resorts 2016-2017; 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 known as the Coastal Collection includes Newport Beach’s Fashion Island Hotel; 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 Irvine Company

Irvine Company is a diversified, privately held real-estate investment company and master-planner—highly respected for its stewardship and master planning of The Irvine Ranch in Orange County, Calif. With operations throughout coastal California, Irvine Company plans and brings to life balanced, sustainable communities with a full range of housing, job and retail centers, schools, recreation, and permanently preserved open space. Irvine Company is committed to long-term ownership and management of a high-quality portfolio—the breadth and quality of which is unmatched in the industry—with each individual property positioned at the top of its class.

As a steward of some of America’s most beautiful and scientifically important open space and parklands, the company has donated nearly 60 percent of the historic 93,000-acre Irvine Ranch—57,000 acres—to permanently preserve these lands. The company traces its roots to the 1860s with the formation of The Irvine Ranch from Mexican and Spanish land grants.

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