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George Nickels Appointed as Director of Catering and Conference Services
for the 201-room Montage Beverly Hills in California

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF. – (March 20, 2012) Montage Beverly Hills today announced that George Nickels has been appointed to the role of Director of Catering and Conference Services. In this role, he will oversee all catering, conference services, and weddings.

“We are delighted to welcome George to the team at Montage Beverly Hills,” said Hermann Elger, General Manager of Montage Beverly Hills. “He brings with him an impeccable reputation within the meeting planning community and an incredible presence in the market, making him a natural fit for this position.”

Nickels was most recently with the SLS Beverly Hills as Director of Catering and Conference Services. Nickels began his hospitality career at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, where he held a variety of positions before joining The Four Seasons in Silicon Valley. Prior to joining Montage Beverly Hills, he also opened Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach as Director of Special Events.

About Montage Beverly Hills
Located in the vibrant epicenter of Los Angeles, Montage Beverly Hills is ideally situated for shopping and dining among Rodeo Drive’s storied collection of shops, restaurants and galleries. The hotel features 201 well-appointed guestrooms, including 55 suites as well as 20 private Residences. Spa Montage features 20,000 square feet of private relaxation lounges, a co-ed mineral pool and 17 tranquil treatment rooms and is home to the flagship full-service Kim Vō Salon. Italian cuisine is impeccably served at celebrity Chef Scott Conant’s culinary gem, Scarpetta. Tucked discreetly above Scarpetta, £10 welcomes true connoisseurs to the only official U.S. outpost of The Macallan. 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

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. Montage Deer Valley, located in Park City, Utah, is the company’s third property which opened in December 2010.

Montage Beverly Hills
Kacey Bruno- Director of Public Relations

Montage Hotels & Resorts
Alyssa Bushey- Corporate Director, Marketing Communications

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Montage Hotels & Resorts Names Charles L. Black III to Director of Sales & Marketing for Montage Beverly Hills / January 2011

Montage Hotels & Resorts Opens the 154-room Montage Deer Valley in Park City, Utah / December 2010

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

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