The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach has been named the best resort in Southern California for the third year in a row, a company official announced Tuesday.
In its November 2012 issue the readers of Condé Nast Traveler—a luxury travel magazine—ranked Pelican Hill as the top Southern California resort with a score of 96.1.
“We are delighted to be the first and only Southern California resort to earn three consecutive top honors, including a top national ranking, from Condé Nast Traveler readers, who are certainly among the world’s most discerning travelers,” Giuseppe Lama, the resort's managing director, said. “We opened nearly four years ago with a clear, long-term vision focused on a timeless luxury resort along the coast of Newport Beach.”
In its April 2012 issue, the readers of Condé Nast Traveler also ranked Pelican Hill as the best golf resort in the world.
Since it opened in 2008, the resort has picked up several awards including being recognized as one of the most luxurious resorts in the world and receiving a AAA five diamond award.