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May 23, 2016 (ORANGE COUNTY, CALIF.) Montage Hotels & Resorts announces the appointment of Robin Kennedy as Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Development. A seasoned executive with 18 years of business development, acquisition and financial experience, Kennedy is responsible for the continued growth and expansion of the company's portfolio, which includes both Montage and Pendry branded hotels and resorts within the United States and internationally.

Prior to joining Montage Hotels & Resorts, Kennedy was Vice President, Acquisitions at Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, a publically traded real estate investment trust which opportunistically acquires and invests in upscale, full-service hotel and resort properties. During her tenure, Pebblebrook acquired 24 properties representing more than $2.5 billion of total asset value. In addition, Kennedy led several high-impact strategic asset management projects including brand conversions and food & beverage leasing throughout the portfolio.   

Previously, Kennedy spent over eight years with Marriott International, holding multiple management roles within business development, including Vice President, Full Service Development. In that role, Kennedy was responsible for identifying and pursuing new business opportunities for Marriott International, including The Ritz-Carlton, Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, Edition, Marriott, JW Marriott, Renaissance Hotels and Autograph Collection Hotels throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

"We are excited to welcome Robin to our team and look forward to the continued growth of Montage Hotels & Resorts with her extraordinary expertise and knowledge," said Alan J. Fuerstman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Montage Hotels & Resorts. 

About Montage Hotels & Resorts

Montage Hotels & Resorts is a hotel and resort management company founded by Alan J. Fuerstman. Designed to serve the 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 includes Montage Laguna Beach, Montage Beverly Hills, Montage Deer Valley, Montage Kapalua Bay, and The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, a Montage Resort. In 2014, the company launched Pendry Hotels, a second brand that will marry the culture of service for which Montage is renowned with an inspired, fashion-forward and design-driven approach to hospitality. The first Pendry Hotel, Pendry San Diego, will open late 2016. In addition, the company also operates some of the country's premiere golf courses including Spanish Peaks Mountain Club in Big Sky, Montana and The May River Golf Club in Bluffton, South Carolina. For more information, please visit:

Contact: Kacey Bruno / (949)715-6117

Contact: for media: Jamie Goldstein, Hawkins International PR / (212) 255-6541

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