Best of TimesOC 2020: Luxury OC Living

Agua Caliente Resort
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Here are Orange County’s winners and favorites for Best of TimesOC’s Luxury OC Living categories.

Best Casino Destination

Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa
32-250 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage 92270

This AAA 4-Diamond resort destination is located adjacent to Palm Springs and other Coachella Valley destinations. With a 16-story luxury hotel tower, the latest casino games and the best in live entertainment, Agua Caliente is a desert oasis in your own backyard. | 888.999.1995

Pechanga Resort Casino
45000 Pechanga Pkwy., Temecula 92592

Experience gaming on an entirely new level. There’s 200,000 square feet of slot, table, bingo, and off-track betting space ready for you to explore at Pechanga Resort Casino. Playing your perfect combination has never been more enjoyable. | 877.711.2WIN

Pala Casino Resort Spa
11154 Highway 76, Pala 92059

Nestled in the Palomar Mountains, Pala Casino Resort Spa includes a Las Vegas-style casino, 10 great restaurants, two lounges with live entertainment daily, and an award-winning hotel and full service day spa. | 877.946.7252

Morongo Casino Resort & Spa
49500 Seminole Dr., Cabazon 92230

Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa is more than just a hot spot to gamble, it’s a place where you can enjoy everything from luxury accommodations and fine dining to headliner entertainment. | 888.MORONGO

Best Day Spa


Glen Ivy Hot Springs
25000 Glen Ivy Rd., Corona 92883

A wellness destination for 160 years, Glen Ivy Hot Springs is a world-class spa oasis famous for its mineral hot springs. Nestled in the Temescal Valley, the luxurious retreat is set on 11 lush acres with 19 therapeutic pools and mineral baths, a full spa with body, skincare and nail care services, and fresh farm-to-table cuisine. | 888.453.6489

Burke Williams Day Spa
27741 Crown Valley Pkwy., #211, Mission Viejo 92691

Burke Williams created the original urban day spa in 1984, elevating the spa experience to a new art form. A sanctuary, a place of wellness and beauty, inspiration and optimism. We exist to transform your day! | 949.367.9717

Spa Gregorie’s
200 Newport Center Dr., #111, Newport Beach 92660; 30212 Tomas, #150, Rancho Santa Margarita 92688

OC’s most awarded day spa and salon, Gregorie’s is a favorite of locals and major donor to community organizations and events. Make Spa Gregorie’s YOUR Spa and see why we are the people’s choice! | 949.644.6672 Newport; 949.858.9455 Rancho Santa Margarita

The Spa at Pelican Hill
22701 S. Pelican Hill Rd., Newport Coast 92657

Located within the plush Resort at Pelican Hill, our luxurious spa offers a rejuvenating retreat beside the Pacific. Experts offer personalized spa treatments and wellness classes from yoga to aqua aerobics to revitalize your body and soul. | 844.253.807

Best Golf Course

Pelican Hill Golf club, Newport Coast, California.
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Pelican Hill Golf Club
22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Coast 92657

Our two courses bring Tom Fazio’s vision to life in its purest form. The 36 holes of world-class golf at Pelican Hill Golf Club weave their way through stunning terrain and breathtaking vistas, with every lie, shot and hole designed to perfectly complement the natural landscape. With the jaw-dropping ocean-view scenery, you’ll need to remind yourself to keep your eye on the ball. | 844.2502733

Anaheim Hills Golf Course
6501 Nohl Ranch Rd., Anaheim 92807

The tree-lined fairways of Anaheim Hills Golf Course are a local favorite for some of Orange County’s most dedicated and accomplished golfers. Located just minutes from Disneyland, we welcome visitors and locals, alike, to enjoy the incredible value of daily tee times, pristine golf course conditions and professional golf instruction in the heart of Orange County, | 714.998.3041

Best Jeweler

best jeweler

The Watch Connection
3033 South Bristol St., Ste. A, Costa Mesa 92626

The Watch Connection carries many lines of watches for every occasion from all over the world. We also offer certified pre-owned and consignment watches. We have a comprehensive service and repair center and a fine diamond and jewelry department. At The Watch Connection, we pride ourselves on providing service, selection, and expertise in all things jewelry and watches. | 714.432.8200

Jeweler’s Touch
2535 E. Imperial Hwy., Brea 92821

For 28 years, Jeweler’s Touch has put the customer first with our highly trained engagement ring specialists, custom design, in-house repairs, CAD design and a staff of full-time jewelers. | 714.579.1616

The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest
21771 Lake Forest Dr., Lake Forest 92630

Now in its 20th year, The Jewelry Box is known for its awesome staff, breathtaking pre-owned jewelry at jaw-dropping prices, repairs by master craftsmen and for being a premier buyer of jewelry, diamonds, fine watches and sterling silver. | 949-855-9778

Royal Jewelers Newport, lnc.
1280 Bison Ave., Ste. 86 Newport Beach 92660

We are so proud and grateful for this honor. Royal Jewelers has been serving the community for over 29 years and we look forward to meeting more of you in the future. When we say “full-service,” we mean it. For us, jewelry is personal. | 949.644.7804

Best Luxury Auto Sales

best auto

Fletcher Jones Motorcars
3300 Jamboree Rd. Newport Beach 92660

As the No. 1 Mercedes-Benz Center for 21 consecutive years, Fletcher Jones Motorcars is known for providing an elite experience in an atmosphere that resembles a 5-star resort. With one of the largest selections of new and certified pre-owned Mercedes-Benz vehicles and an exclusive preferred owner benefits package, Fletcher Jones Motorcars caters to clients across the nation. Experience the Fletcher Jones difference. | 949.718.3000

Newport Lexus
3901 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach 92660

As a premier Orange County Lexus dealership, our mission is to provide you with a world-class ownership experience. We share the thrill our customers get from owning and driving a Lexus. We are committed to providing a Lexus experience that keeps you coming back to Newport Lexus. I 949.482.6122

Crevier BMW
1500 Auto Mall Dr., Santa Ana 92705

Award-winning Crevier BMW is currently the No. 1 selling BMW dealer in the United States and has been for the past five years. Crevier BMW has always prided itself on serving their clients with the finest in customer service in all departments, and their staff always go the extra mile! I 657.213.3493

Sterling BMW
3000 West Coast Hwy., Newport Beach 92663

Browse our extensive inventories of new BMWs and pre-owned cars. Discover our low rates, top-quality vehicles and no-pressure environment. You’ll quickly understand why Sterling BMW has a high customer satisfaction rating throughout Orange County and beyond. I 949.200.8722

Best Luxury Hotel

best hotel

Montage Laguna Beach
30801 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach 92651

“It’s an honor to be included in the Best of TimesOC Readers’ Choice this year. As the flagship Montage Hotels & Resorts resort, Montage Laguna Beach prides itself on being an integral part of the vibrant community of Laguna Beach. We appreciate the support over the years by the many guests who continue to visit the resort, building memories with us year after year.” -Alan J. Fuerstman, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Montage International. | 866.271.6953

The Resort at Pelican Hill
22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Coast 92657

Set along Southern California’s chic Newport Coast; The Resort at Pelican Hill is a Five-Star, Five-Diamond destination offering unparalleled service and luxury. Inspired by Italy’s renowned Renaissance architect, Andrea Palladio, Pelican Hill is a sanctuary of beauty. | 844.225.2733

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort
1131 Back Bay Dr., Newport Beach 92660

Located in the heart of Newport Beach, Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is known for its unparalleled waterfront views, laid-back luxe accommodations and immersive entertainment and events. | 949.729.1100

The Westin South Coast Plaza
686 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa 92626

Enjoy the sun rise over the entrance of our iconic Westin South Coast Plaza hotel. Located in Orange County near John Wayne Airport, our accommodations sit across from South Coast Plaza. | 714.540.2500

Best Luxury Shopping Destination

best shopping
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South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa 92626

Renowned as a leading international shopping destination, South Coast Plaza is home to a collection of more than 250 prominent boutiques, critically-acclaimed restaurants and the adjacent celebrated Segerstrom Center for the Arts and Orange County Museum of Art. | 714.435-2000

Fashion Island
401 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach 92660

As Orange County’s premier coastal shopping experience, Fashion Island features exclusive specialty boutiques, world-class department stores and a diverse assortment of restaurants and cafes. | 949.720.2000

Irvine Spectrum Center
670 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine 92618

Irvine Spectrum Center is one of Southern California’s most popular shopping, dining and entertainment lifestyle destinations, visited by more than 18 million people annually. | 949.790.4871

Outlets at San Clemente
101 W. Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente 92672

Experience open air shopping at its best at the Outlets at San Clemente. We’ve got an array of shops and restaurants to suit every budget and taste. Visit our website to access our directory, special savings and upcoming events. I 949.535.2323