The Resort at Pelican Hill Appoints Clayton van Hooijdonk As Director of Food & Beverage

/The Resort at Pelican Hill Appoints Clayton van Hooijdonk As Director of Food & Beverage

The Resort at Pelican Hill Appoints Clayton van Hooijdonk As Director of Food & Beverage

|2019-10-22T13:55:52-05:00October 21st, 2019|

Newport Beach, California (October 21, 2019)- The Resort at Pelican Hill today announced the  appointment of Clayton van Hooijdonk as Director of Food & Beverage, overseeing all restaurant, in-room dining and beverage operations at the luxury 504-acre Newport Beach property.

“Van Hooijdonk brings over 25 years of hospitality industry experience to us at Pelican Hill “ said Managing Director, Tom Donovan. “We are looking forward to tapping into van Hooijdonk’s expertise and we welcome a new perspective, fresh ideas and contributions to our property. We continue to strive to develop unique menu concepts and dishes that will elevate the guest experience, in addition to expanding our current offerings.”

Van Hooijdonk will guide the dedicated food & beverage team and service throughout Pelican Hill’s distinctive dining venues, including signature Italian restaurant Andrea, Coliseum Pool & Grill and Pelican Grill. The award-winning Andrea is renowned for recreating storied culinary traditions and classic dishes with true flavors of Italy. An incomparably fun and intriguing place to dine, the Coliseum Pool & Grill overlooks the “scene” at the strikingly iconic Coliseum Pool, back-dropped by the Pacific Ocean. Located at Pelican Hill Golf Club, Pelican Grill presents the quintessential California dining experience, featuring fresh and locally sourced foods, al fresco dining on the ocean-view terrace, and a lively lounge popular for viewing sports on two giant televisions. The resort’s other culinary venues include Piccolo dining at the Villas; Caffe & Market; Caffe II; Great Room Social Lounge and in-room dining.

Van Hooijdonk joined Pelican Hill from Montage Beverly Hills, where he maintained the Resort’s Forbes Five-Star recognition. Prior to that, he served as the Director of Food & Beverage at The Intercontinental Miami. Van Hooijdonk started his hospitality career as the Executive Chef at several luxury locations for The Ritz Carlton Hotels and Resorts including Key Biscayne, Dove Mountain and Boston Common. He holds two degrees in Culinary Arts from Universities in the Netherlands.

About The Resort at 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. The resort also offers a unique ocean-view children’s retreat which features a clubhouse and terrace designed for Resort guests ages 4-12.Led by energetic and experienced activities specialists, themed half-day and full-day sessions offer stimulating activities that entertain children, while nurturing their inquisitive young minds.

Contact: Elayna Barmak

[email protected]/646-490-4397

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