Newport Beach

Island Hotel Newport Beach Completes 18-Month Transformation

Newport Beach’s iconic Island Hotel is now even more fabulous after a chic 18-month transformation, featuring a vibrant and modern look, new pops of colors in all rooms and suites, upgrades around the pool and in the fitness center, an engaging social scene with entertainment, craft cocktails and Southern California fare. Some new conveniences and […]

Festa dell’Autunno Returns to The Resort at Pelican Hill

When autumn arrives along the coast of Newport Beach, The Resort at Pelican Hill® will present its annual three-day harvest season celebration, bringing the sights, sounds, tastes and traditions of Italy to Southern California’s Tuscan seaside village. For a weekend, or perhaps just a day, guests can experience the harvest season like never before…  Andrea […]

Guests Can Take Flight at the Resort at Pelican Hill

The Resort at Pelican Hill, which Robb Report listed as being among the top 100 resorts in the world (see the May 2012 issue, page 91), is offering aerial tours of the coastal area surrounding the Southern California property. Located adjacent to 3.5 miles of coastline on a 504-acre estate in Newport Beach, Calif., Pelican […]

The Robb Report 100 Resorts: North America

ARIZONA Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North SCOTTSDALE The hike through cactus fields…MORE   BRITISH COLUMBIA Four Seasons Resort Whistler WHISTLER Huge timber, stone, and glass chalet a few minutes from North America’s largest ski resort. Includes 273 accommodations and an in-house ski concierge with insider info on Whistler Blackcomb’s 200 trails. Mountain bike, […]

The Resort at Pelican Hill

Do not be alarmed if you suddenly feel smaller upon arriving at the Resort at Pelican Hill, a 504-acre golf retreat in Newport Coast, California. “Those are Palladio principles,” says Ralph Grippo, president of Irvine Company Resort Properties, about the attributes and diminishing effect of Pelican Hill’s Andrea Palladio–inspired architecture. “The lengths and widths are […]

FrontRunners: Course Work

The two courses at the Pelican Hill Golf Club ( in Newport Coast, Calif., reopened in November after a two-year renovation by original designer Tom Fazio. Aside from their broader ocean vistas and 25 new bunkers, the courses resemble their previous iterations. But the changes at Pelican Hill extend beyond its fairways: By this fall, […]