Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Resort at Pelican Hill Site Inspection

Last week I visited Newport Coast. Just one hour  from Los Angeles, you will find this extra ordinary resort nestled in the hills, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

The architectural style of the resort is inspired by the works of Andrea Palladio, an Italian architect from the 16th century. The beauty and harmony you feel is the result of thousands of small details- from the Italian plaster finish that enhances with age to the hand-made terra cotta finials sculpted by a master ceramicist.

The overall vision was to create a Northern Italian environment. Groves of olive trees, rows of lavender, cypress, fig and pine trees plus 45 foot Canary palms grace the Resort evoking a timeless, authentic landscape. A natural setting that relaxes and invites strolling throughout the grounds.

Pelican Hill offers the amenities of an ultra luxury hotel with the relaxed comforts of a home away from home.

You have the choice of Bungalows and Villas:

Bungalow Guest Rooms & Suites
Guest rooms that are clustered in one-story bungalows with private terraces, fireplaces and adjacent parking. Most rooms offer ocean views.

The Villa Club
A private enclave within the resort featuring the North & South Villas with 2, 3 & 4 bedrooms that are served by their own staff. They also offer a private clubhouse with gracious great room, dining room, fitness center, infinity pool with luxurious cabanas, whirlpool spa and children's wading pool. Most villas offer expansive ocean views.

A wealth of ammeneties from a 36 holes golf course, The Spa at Pelican Hill, 136 diameter Coliseum Pool, Kid's Program, several lunch and dining options and butler service will make this get away a very unique one.

When booking through Nonstop Travel you will enjoy the following exclusive ammeneties:

For Bungalow Bookings:

  • Full Breakfast for two Daily at Coliseum Grill (Maximum Value $60. Excludes Taxes and Gratuities)
  • Welcome Amenity

For Villa Bookings:

  • Full Breakfast for two Daily at the Coliseum Grill OR Villa Clubhouse (Maximum Value $120. Excludes Taxes and Gratuities)
  • Complimentary Club Pelican for up to two Children OR $100 Spa or Golf Credit, Once During Stay

The following amenities are subject to availability at the time of check-in/departure:

  • Early Check-In
  • Late Check-Out
Please click here for more information and make sure to check out the slide show above.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Paper Arrival/Departure Forms for Visa Waiver Program Travelers to be Eliminated

Paper Arrival/Departure Forms for Visa Waiver Program Travelers to be Eliminated - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced that following a successful seven-month pilot program conducted with the support of the Government of New Zealand on Air New Zealand flights from Auckland to Los Angeles International Airport, the use of paper I-94W forms will be eliminated for travelers from countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) with an approved Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) arriving in the United States at all airports by the end of this summer. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will activate automated processing for U.S. airports on a rolling basis over the next several months.

The elimination of the paper I-94W form enables travelers to provide basic biographical, travel and eligibility information automatically through ESTA prior to departure for the United States. The CBP recommends that travelers submit ESTA applications as soon as an applicant begins making travel plans. ESTA applications may be submitted at any time prior to travel, and once approved, will be valid for two years or until the applicant's passport expires. For more information about ESTA, please visit

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Air Berlin introduces nonstop service to Berlin from Miami

Air Berlin, Germany's second-largest airline, will introduce nonstop service to Berlin, Germany’s vibrant capital city, from Miami with twice weekly service starting November 1, 2010 until April 28, 2011.

As one of Europe’s leading carriers, this will strengthen Air Berlin’s presence in the US market by introducing the first nonstop service to Berlin from Miami, providing convenient reach to one of Europe’s most exciting and diverse cities. Air Berlin will continue to offer nonstop service to Düsseldorf from Miami three times weekly during its winter operation from November 1, 2010 through April, 2011.

In addition Air Berlin passengers can take advantage of convenient connections via the hub in Berlin to some of Europe’s premier cities such as; Zurich, Vienna, Stockholm, Oslo, not to mention seven inter-Germany cities including Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Cologne, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Munich. 

Please call us at (800) 949-6362 to make reservations!