LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (November 20, 2017) Montage Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Anne-Marie Houston as resort manager of Montage Laguna Beach. With international hospitality experience across four continents, Houston will oversee all daily operations at Montage Laguna Beach.

"Anne-Marie's business-minded mentality and innovative mindset is a perfect addition to Montage Laguna Beach," said Rick Riess, vice president of Montage Hotels & Resorts and managing director of Montage Laguna Beach. "Her vast exposure to the hospitality industry, internationally and domestically, will be beneficial to the resort's growth for continued success."

Houston joins Montage Laguna Beach from Six Senses Hotels, Resorts and Spas in Bangkok, Thailand, where she served as the corporate director of operations. Preceding her time at Six Senses Hotels, Resorts and Spas, Houston was the general manager for two Madinat Jumeirah properties in Dubai, Al Qasr, Dar Al Masyaf and Malakiya Villas. She also held director and managerial roles at The Peninsula and The Sukhothai in Bangkok, Thailand, as well as Brown's Hotel, part of Rocce Forte Hotels, and The Savoy Hotel in London, UK.

Houston graduated from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland with a degree in hospitality management and industrial studies.