Condé Nast Traveler readers have rated The Spaat Pelican Hill® as California’s Top Resort Spa in the luxury travel magazine’s annual Spa Poll, published in the June 2012 issue.

With a score of 97.7, The Spa at Pelican Hill ranks fifth among the Top 100 U.S. Resort Spas selected by readers. “We are delighted with our guests’ affirming feedback that Pelican Hill is not only highly regarded as Newport Beach’s onlyForbes Five-Star Spa, but also the best in California and one of the  top spa destinations in the country,”said Liza Esayian, Spa Director for The Spa at Pelican Hill.“In appreciation of this wonderful honor our guests have bestowed upon us, we are introducing two special values during the month of June, when Condé Nast Traveler’s Spa Issue is published.” Available throughout June 2012 to spa guests from near and far, Pelican Hill presents two special offers in celebration of its guests:

California’s Top Spa Amber Gold Upgrade

Escape to The Golden State’s Top Resort Spa for an Amber Gold Signature Massage. Featuring Swedish massage techniques amplified with dry brushing exfoliation and enhanced oils, this treatment is an integration of mind and body that improves circulation and relieves stress.

SPECIAL: Book a 50-minute Amber Gold Signature Massage and receive a complimentary upgrade to 80 minutes, exclusively for weekday appointments (Mondays – Thursdays) in June. Mention code TOP-SPA-80 when booking your reservation to receive this offer.

Coastal Spa Renewal Top Spa Upgrade

Retreat to California’s Top Resort Spa for a Coastal Spa Renewal experience. This package includes one night of accommodations, one spa cuisine lunch for two guests, and two 50-minute spa treatments (selecting from Amber Gold Signature Massage, Aroma Intentions Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology Massage, Deserving Mother’s Massage, California Sugar Glow, PH Sports Scrub, Crystal C Therapy, Body Gelato, Olivo Pedicure).

SPECIAL: Book a Coastal Spa Renewal package with a garden Bungalow guest room and receive a complimentary ocean-view upgrade (based upon availability) in June. Mention code TOP-SPA-CA when booking your reservation to receive this offer. For reservations and additional information about The Spa’s weekday values, luxurious packages and seasonal experiences, please visit or call (800) 820-6800.

In the April 2012 issue of Condé Nast Traveler, readers ranked Pelican Hill Golf Club as California’s Top Golf Resort. In the magazine’s most recent readers’ choice survey, The Resort at Pelican Hill was voted Top U.S. Resort. These rankings were derived from Condé Nast Traveler’s 2011 Readers’ Choice survey, based upon the tabulation of tens of thousands of survey responses. Spas ratings are based upon three criteria: Spa Facilities, Spa Staff and Spa Treatments.

About The Spa at Pelican Hill

Evoking a “21st century wellness philosophy,” The Spa at Pelican Hill recaptures the original purity and effectiveness of the world’s most celebrated traditional treatments, such as the Lulur Italiano massage and the Body Gelato treatment.  The Spa delivers unequaled indulgence in a cocooned, sophisticated ambiance where every sense is awakened and every moment is one of extraordinary pampering and rejuvenation. The luxurious 23,000-square-foot retreat features a dramatic 28-foot-high Palladian rotunda; wall of flowing water; tranquil relaxation room; 22 private treatment rooms designed for quiet comfort and deep relaxation; an array of facilities including men’s and women’s Acqua Colonnades with herbal steam rooms, saunas, and a regal Roman bath; and separate dressing areas for men and women with every amenity and appointment.

The Spa also offers a full-service salon, boutique, spacious fitness center and yoga room for a variety of wellness activities. So much more than a place to enjoy a good massage, The Spa helps restore health and balance by immersing guests in the ultimate individualized care, providing a highly personalized voyage of fulfillment and realization with the most renowned therapies from around the world using only natural and organic products. The Spa staff is comprised of the most talented professionals in the industry who were handpicked as the finest in their trades.

Additionally, professional naturalists on staff conduct everything from environmental education programs to tide pool exploration. In its first year open, The Spa at Pelican Hill earned the top Forbes Five-Star rating, Spa Magazine Silver Sage Reader’s Choice Awards as “Favorite New Spa” and Condé Nast Traveler’s “Hot List: 2009.”  The 2012 Forbes Five Star Awards honored The Spa at Pelican Hill for the third consecutive year, and Condé Nast Traveler readers have rated The Spa as California’s top resort spa in the June 2012 issue.