News for the Hospitality Executive
|NEWPORT COAST, Southern California, July 18, 2007 -
Inspired by the Renaissance belief that humanity is uplifted by aspiring
to perfection, a destination resort is taking shape on Newport Coast that
will set a new international paradigm in resort exclusivity, style and
The Resort at Pelican Hill is a masterpiece in the making, built upon the principles of Italy's most renowned architect of the period, Andrea Palladio. The resort will open in two phases: the Pelican Hill Golf Club, with 36 holes of Tom Fazio-designed golf and signature Pelican Grill restaurant, in fall 2007; all other components from the bungalow and villa accommodations to the function space, spa, wedding chapel and Coliseum pool in fall 2008.
17th Hole Pelican Hill Ocean North
"The Resort at Pelican Hill will be a sanctuary at one with its spectacular seaside setting, imbued with Mediterranean architectural principles of simple grace and harmony with nature and balanced with comfortable California style," said Clarence Barker, executive vice president, The Irvine Company, the developer of the resort. "Guests will be immersed in refined and uplifting comfort far removed from today's world. It is being created piece by exquisite piece, detail by articulate detail, and will emerge a masterpiece of the art of hospitality."
Construction is progressing on a 504-acre site that enjoys one of the most serene coastal settings in Southern California where the Pacific Ocean laps wide, sandy beaches and thousands of acres of coastal habitat are permanently protected as open space or designated for recreational uses only - located just south of Newport Beach in Newport Coast. From nearly all the exquisitely appointed and ultra-luxurious bungalows and villas, as well as from many interior and exterior public areas, there will be vivid panoramas of this natural bounty.
"Our vision is to capture the beauty and spirit of this sea and land, which is why Palladio's architectural philosophy of creating harmony with nature is a natural fit," said Barker.
Palladio (1508-1580) is celebrated for his churches, villas, palaces and other grand edifices in Northern Italy. Arguably the most influential Italian architect ever, over the centuries his architectural style - based on the classic building principles of ancient Rome and Greece, and emphasizing perfect harmony with the natural landscape - has been internationally heralded.
The Resort at Pelican Hill will have a breadth of facilities that is stunning and innovative:
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 The Resort at 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.
The Resort at Pelican Hill
|Also See:||The Irvine Co. Will build 204-room Luxury Hotel, Called the Pelican Hill Inn; The Fifth Upscale Resort on the Newport Coast / June 2003|
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