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Montage Laguna Beach Celebrates 10 Years With A Five-Star Award

Published: 02/26/2013

Hayley Bosch, Contributor

It's a big year for Montage Laguna Beach. Not only does 2013 mark its 10th anniversary, but Montage Laguna Beach is now part of an exclusive group of properties: those that received Five-Star ratings for their hotels, spas and restaurants. What makes this newly minted Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel stand out is its location-it sits on 30 lush acres atop a 50-foot bluff in Laguna Beach (between Los Angeles and San Diego). It evokes the days when the seaside town was an artists' colony. The Craftsman-style building features classic wood and stone architecture, crown moldings, copper gutters and a shingle-style roof.

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Each of Montage Laguna Beach's 248 rooms-60 suites and 37 beach bungalow-style rooms-includes floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Pacific, early California plein air landscapes and neutral color palettes. During a stay here, you could spend all of your time soaking up the sun on the beach or in a private cabana by the striking Mosaic Pool, but then you'd miss Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Spa Montage Laguna Beach. The oceanfront spa features 21 treatment rooms, indoor/outdoor relaxation areas and a menu full of ocean-inspired therapies to help you rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit.

And you must top off your stay at Montage Laguna Beach with dinner at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Studio, where Chef Craig Strong serves up modern French cuisine with California flair. The restaurant boasts a stellar wine list and impressive views of the Pacific Ocean and the seaside cliffs, and has maintained is Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star rating since 2009.

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