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The Resort at Pelican Hill was inspired by Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, so expect to find a bastion of Old World Italian elegance in the heart of Southern California. The luxury hotel is set amid 504 acres of Newport Beach coast, and the lush gardens and rolling golf course blend seamlessly into the hotel’s design, allowing for breathtaking views virtually everywhere you look. The main buildings uphold Palladio’s vision for symmetry and proportion, and you’ll find that the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel's lobbies and public areas have been decorated with stone columns, curved archways and plenty of other Italian architectural details. Even the swimming pool complex has been designed with Rome’s Coliseum in mind. Guest rooms, meanwhile, with their vaulted, wood-beamed ceilings and elegant limestone fireplaces, exude a feeling of comfort. At Pelican Hill, you’ll feel as though you’re in an Italian-style home away from home.