THE RESORT AT PELICAN HILL AND THE SPA AT PELICAN HILL EARN PRESTIGIOUS FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE FIVE STAR AWARDS

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – February 22, 2016 – The Resort at Pelican Hill® and The Spa at Pelican Hill® have both earned the highest rating of Five Stars in the 58th annual Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards, the luxury travel ratings regarded as the gold standard in the hospitality industry since 1958. Defined as a Five-Star destination unto itself for the fourth consecutive year, Pelican Hill remains Newport Beach’s first and only, among the 154 hotels and resorts worldwide this year.

“We cherish the distinct honor of achieving the prestigious Five-Star rating by upholding Forbes Travel Guide’s rigorous standards, as evaluated annually by incognito inspectors,” said Pelican Hill Managing Director Giuseppe Lama. “Pelican Hill’s ambitious service culture guides our hospitality professionals to focus each day on consistently delivering gracious, thoughtful and personalized experiences to the world’s most discerning travelers.”

Maintaining its distinction as the only Five-Star spa in Newport Beach, The Spa at Pelican Hill earned its seventh consecutive Five Star Award, as one of just 47 worldwide to earn the top Forbes Travel Guide rating this year. The Five Star Award for spas recognizes an exceptional experience with no detail overlooked, uncompromising service and extraordinary design and facilities.

Since opening in late 2008, The Resort at Pelican Hill has earned numerous accolades from hospitality ratings like Forbes Travel Guide and AAA, as well as respected magazines, including Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report and Wine Spectator.

Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, is the originator of the prestigious Five Star Rating system, and has provided the travel industry’s most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958. Forbes Travel Guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against up to 800 rigorous and objective standards, providing consumers the insight to make better informed travel and leisure decisions. Forbes Travel Guide is the gold standard for luxury hospitality ratings worldwide. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit ForbesTravelGuide.com.