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PARK CITY, Utah (November 15, 2017) Montage Hotels & Resorts has announced the promotion of Afsi Bird to resort manager at Montage Deer Valley. A two-year veteran of Montage Deer Valley, Bird is now responsible for the resort's day-to-day operations including lodging, food and beverage management, human resources, attractions, and guest services.

"It is with great pleasure that we announce the promotion of Afsi Bird to resort manager," said Allen Highfield, general manager, Montage Deer Valley. "Afsi's dedication and passion for the industry has allowed her to gain extensive experience, and we look forward to the enthusiastic spirit she brings Montage Deer Valley on a daily basis."

Bird joined Montage Deer Valley in 2015 as director of rooms where she was responsible for all guest relations, including assuring top-of-line accommodations and exceptional service from the resort's front desk and reservations office. Prior to living in Park City, Bird resided in Denver where she held various roles including general manager at Hotel Teatro and area general manager for The Crawford Hotel and The Oxford Hotel & Spa, overseeing the hotel's pre-opening efforts. She also spent nearly two decades with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, including eight years as director of rooms at Four Seasons properties in Newport Beach, Scottsdale, Santa Barbara, and Aviara.

Bird is a graduate of Höhere Handelsschule in Aachen, Germany, and is fluent in German, Persian and English. Bird currently resides in Park City with her husband Justin, their son Dylan, and their Bernese Mountain Dog Jackson.

About Montage Deer Valley

Opened in December 2010 in the year-round community of Park City, Utah, Montage Deer Valley is reminiscent of the West's great mountain lodges. This Forbes Five-Star refined Mountain Craftsman resort is less than ten minutes from Park City's celebrated Main Street, and an easy 40-minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). Engaging all-season indoor and outdoor activities include ski-in, ski-out access to Deer Valley Resort, named America's #1 ski resort by Ski magazine an unprecedented six consecutive years (2008- 2013). The 154 deluxe guestrooms, and more than 66 suites and private residences ranging from one to four bedrooms, feature fireplaces and expansive views of the majestic Wasatch Mountains. The resort also offers extensive 24-hour services; several inventive dining options; a gourmet pub with bowling lanes, darts and nostalgic arcade games; an award-winning 35,000-square-foot alpine-inspired spa; outdoor pool and whirlpools; outdoor terrace with fire pits; one-of-a-kind retail shops, a collection of hand-selected and commissioned fine art and 65,000-square-feet of indoor and outdoor event space for executive meetings and special events. The resort was named to the Condé Nast Traveler's "Gold List -World's Top Ski Hotel" (2017 and 2015), Travel + Leisure's "World's Best Hotels - Best Resorts in the West" (2016) and "500 World's Best Hotels - Top 50 in the U.S" (2014 and 2015), and U.S. News & World Report "Top 10 Best Hotels in the USA" (2017). Montage Deer Valley is represented in Preferred Hotels & Resorts' worldwide collection. For reservations, contact a travel professional, call (888) 604-1301 or visit

Contact: Dana Fioravanti / (435) 604-1390

About Montage Hotels & Resorts

Montage Hotels & Resorts is a hospitality management company founded by Alan J. Fuerstman. Designed to serve the ultra-luxury traveler and homeowner, 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. The portfolio of hotels, resorts and residences include: Montage Laguna Beach, Montage Beverly Hills, Montage Deer Valley, Montage Kapalua Bay, Montage Palmetto Bluff, and opening in 2018, Montage Los Cabos. Montage Hotels & Resorts is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. For more information, follow @montagehotels or visit   

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