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By Debbie Miller

OC Hospitality and You

The Resort at Pelican Hill Earns Newport Beach’s Only Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Awards

In addition to blogging for OC Metro, I’m honored to be an OC Travel Correspondent for Forbes Travel Guide.

The renowned hotel-ratings brand just announced the latest 2013 Star Award Winners, and the Resort at Pelican Hill as well as The Spa at Pelican Hill have both achieved one of the highest global hospitality ratings by earning Five Stars in the 55thannual ratings by Forbes Travel Guide..

Located along the coast of Newport Beach in sunny Southern California, Pelican Hill is the first and only Five-Star resort in Newport Beach, among just 76 worldwide to earn the top Forbes Five Star Award this year.

“For the past four years, guests from near and far have counted The Resort at Pelican Hill among the world’s best for luxurious escapes with world-class amenities, personalized service and endless ocean views,” said Pelican Hill Managing Director Giuseppe Lama. “It is the passion, dedication and professionalism of our talented staff that has placed Pelican Hill in a class of its own as Newport Beach’s only Five-Star resort and only Five-Star spa.”

The Spa at Pelican Hill earned its fourth consecutive Five Star Award this year and maintains its distinction as the only Five-Star spa in Newport Beach, as well as one of just 35 worldwide to earn the top Forbes Travel Guide rating this year.

“The Forbes Travel Guide annual Star Awards represent the best in class in luxury hospitality. Travelers seeking exceptional experiences rely on our ratings to guide them to the world’s finest hotels, restaurants and spas,” said Michael Cascone, President and COO of Forbes Travel Guide. “By continuing to evolve our ratings categories, we are establishing a global benchmark for the highest standards in hospitality service and facilities.”

Since opening in late 2008, The Resort at Pelican Hill has earned numerous accolades, including America’s Top Resort and California’s Top Resort Spa in Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

A complete listing of current accolades and awards, including acclaim from Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report, Travel + Leisure, Wine Spectator, Golf Digest and Los Angeles Times, is available at www.pelicanhill.com/Pressroom_Awards.

Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide and originator of the prestigious Five Star ratings and certifications, 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 rigorous and objective standards, providing consumers the insight to make better-informed travel and leisure decisions.

The information gathered from the inspectors’ visits can be found along with content by curated hospitality experts, tastemakers, Forbes Travel Guide editors and correspondents at Startle.com, online home of Forbes Travel Guide.

If you have hotel information you’d like shared, please email information to Debbie Miller – debbie@socialhospitality.com

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