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Montage Hotels & Resorts Names Hermann Elger as
General Manager of Montage Beverly Hills


LAGUNA BEACH, CALIF
. – (October 4, 2010) Montage Hotels & Resorts today announced that Hermann Elger has been appointed to the role of General Manager of Montage Beverly Hills.
 
“We’re thrilled to welcome Hermann to Montage Hotels & Resorts,” said Alan Fuerstman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Montage Hotels & Resorts. “His international experience in luxury hotel management and genuine passion to deliver memorable and extraordinary guest experiences made him a natural fit for this position.”
 
Elger was most recently the General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun, a position he held since 2007. A second generation hotelier, Elger served The Ritz-Carlton Hotel company for 18 years, holding positions in Aspen, Bali, Washington D.C. and Miami. Additionally, he played an instrumental role in the hotel openings for the Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Dubai, Philadelphia and Bachelor Gulch properties.
 
During his time with The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun, the property was the company’s most acclaimed resort; it still holds the distinction of being the world’s only AAA rated, three-time Five Diamond resort. Elger is a graduate of the University of Denver School of Hotel Management.
 
“Montage Beverly Hills is achieving great success in its second full year of operation. We are experiencing strong residential sales momentum and planning the October opening of Chef Scott Conant’s Scarpetta restaurant. It is an ideal time for Hermann to lead the talented team at Montage Beverly Hills to even greater success. I look forward to working with Hermann in serving the community of Beverly Hills,” said James Bermingham, Vice President, Montage Hotels & Resorts.
 
About Montage Beverly Hills
Awarded Forbes Five Star in groundbreaking time, Montage Beverly Hills features 201 well-appointed guestrooms, including 55 suites, paying tribute to both classic Hollywood and modern day luxury. The exterior, designed in the Spanish Colonial Revival style, complements the rich history and tradition of Southern California’s most celebrated neighborhood. Located steps from Rodeo Drive, in the heart of the Golden Triangle, guests and residents find convenient access to luxurious retailers and exquisite dining. Through every facet, Montage Beverly Hills embodies the essence of Hollywood’s Golden Age. With our commitment to sustainability, Montage Beverly Hills was the first hotel and residences to receive Gold LEED certification in Southern California. For information and reservations, please contact Montage Beverly Hills at 310-860-7800 or visit the Web site, www.montagebeverlyhills.com.

About Montage Hotels & Resorts                                                                                  
Montage Hotels & Resorts is a hotel and resort management company founded in 2002 by Alan Fuerstman. Designed to serve affluent travelers and homeowners, the company features an artistic collection of distinctive hotels, resorts and residences in stunning settings that offer comfortable elegance, a unique sense of place and spirit, impeccable hospitality and memorable culinary, spa and lifestyle experiences. Montage Laguna Beach, the company’s flagship oceanfront resort, opened in the vibrant arts community of Laguna Beach, California, in 2003. Montage Beverly Hills, the company’s second hotel, opened in Beverly Hills in 2008 and was the first Gold LEED certified hotel and residences in Southern California. The newest property under development is Montage Deer Valley in Park City, Utah, scheduled to open in December, 2010. www.montagehotels.com.
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Media Contact:

Kacey Spies-Bruno
Director of Public Relations   
Phone: (949) 715-6116 
Kbruno@montagehotels.com
 
Jamie Foley
M Booth & Associates
Phone: (212) 539-3246
Jamief@mbooth.com

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Also See: Montage Beverly Hills Awarded Gold LEED Certification for Environmental Excellence, an Achievement Earned by Only 18 Hotels Worldwide / April 2009

The Element Hotel in Lexington, Massachusetts – the First Starwood Hotel to Earn Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Program / December 2008

The First New Luxury Hotel Built in Beverly Hills in More than 16 Years, the 201 room Montage Beverly Hills Opens / November 2008

Building a Green Hotel - The Challenges of Certification / Jim Butler / June 2007
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