Resort at Pelican Hill gets top recognition

The Resort at Pelican Hill is one of the 500 best hotels in the world, according to Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report.

Pelican Hill in Newport Coast was described as "an exceptional hotel/resort of great individuality and distinction" in Andrew Harper's 500 Favorite Hotels in the World, according to a press release from the resort. The report is to be published in April.

"We are honored to be among the 'best of the best' properties worldwide to receive Mr. Harper's prestigious recommendation," Pelican Hill Managing Director Giuseppe Lama said in a prepared statement. "Since opening less than two-and-a-half years ago, the tireless passion, professionalism and integrity of Pelican Hill's dedicated hospitality team have driven our singular, steadfast goal of delivering the possibility of perfection to guests time and time again."

The resort was rated 95 points out of 100.

Hotels that share Andrew Harper's favorite hotel distinction share similar qualities of "possessing exceptional character, a commitment to classic hospitality and a profound sense of place," according to the press release.

—Sarah Peters

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