Launching in March, Montage Hotels & Resorts’ flagship address will have a fresh, new look and energy, inviting guests and locals to create memorable moments in a refreshed, coastal setting.

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (March 6, 2019) – After celebrating 16 years of ultra-luxury service and hospitality, the award-winning Montage Laguna Beach is putting finishing touches on an extensive, property-wide renovation to debut in March 2019. Located on a coastal bluff, overlooking the Pacific Ocean in the heart of the vibrant arts community of Laguna Beach, the resort has been a luxurious coastal retreat for families, couples, and friends, providing memories for all who travel to the acclaimed resort. This renovation marks a milestone in Montage Hotels & Resorts’ deeprooted history, as Montage Laguna Beach is the flagship property conceived by Founder, Chairman and CEO, Alan J. Fuerstman. Welcoming guests to stunning coastal views, Montage Laguna Beach’s renovation includes an enhanced lobby and lobby lounge, guest accommodations, and public spaces to further bring to life the sense of place, luxury, and intimacy of the resort.   

“Each element of this refresh was thoughtfully-curated from the design elements to the detailed touchpoints in each guest accommodation,” said Anne-Marie Houston, general manager of Montage Laguna Beach. “We’ve been honored to greet the many guests and locals that have stayed and visited us over the last 16 years, celebrating their personal milestones and creating memories. We are pleased to welcome back our guests to share new experiences with the same personalized service and luxury hospitality they have always enjoyed from Montage Laguna Beach.”  
Montage Laguna Beach’s entry, lobby, and lobby lounge are the focal points of the resort, giving guests and locals the first glimpse into the newly-designed seaside retreat. The new lobby creates a “snapshot in time,” as guests are drawn to the outside immediately, with a framed window in the lobby that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The lobby and lounge are warm and inviting spaces featuring Brazilian Cherry wood floors and California coastal lobby furniture. In the mornings guests can order freshly baked pastries and hand-crafted espresso beverages, and in the afternoons and evenings guests can enjoy live piano music and signature cocktails while enjoying the sunset views.  
The 253 guest accommodations, including suites and bungalows, from furnishings to the color palate, were re-designed to meld modern and traditional elements bringing a sense of luxury to the Southern California beach style. Guest accommodations have an elegant, residential feel with a muted color palette accented by vibrant bursts of color – steel blue, violet, yellow, and chartreuse – all flooded with an abundance of natural light to highlight modern artwork and contemporary photography on the walls. Polished marble floors and glistening chrome accents, along with elegant new vanities, and mirrors featuring dimmer-controlled lighting enhance each of the guest bathrooms.  
All accommodations have been further accessorized with new amenities reflecting the resort’s strong focus on sustainability. Highlights include plush robes by The Madison Collection – a luxury linen manufacturer founded on eco-commerce and sustainably produced products; and candles designed locally by Laguna Candles, with a proprietary scent fashioned just for Montage Laguna Beach. Other sustainably-sourced amenities include: throw blankets from luxury linen-maker Matouk, and Champagne buckets, modern-design dog bowls, and select trays from Tina Frey, who taps San Francisco-based artists to hand-sculpt the pieces in her collections. The resort also chose sustainably sourced Bloom Coco Mat natural fiber baby mattresses for Montage Laguna Beach’s younger guests.  To reduce paper waste, a PressReader app offers guests access to thousands of newspapers and magazines from around the world.  
In tandem with the renovation debut in March, Spa Montage Laguna Beach is launching a new spa partnership with Swiss-made Valmont, known for results-driven facial treatments. Spa Montage Laguna Beach will offer the exclusive Valmont Masterpiece Facial – combining the 
power of a dual cleansing process with six masks, including a complete collagen treatment for the face, neck, décolleté, and eyes. Valmont utilizes its impressive technology to infuse the power of oxygen, Vortex suction, and a combination of salicylic and glycolic acid peels to remove impurities deep within the skin and dampen the acceleration of aging. Additionally, guests will be able to experience the Spa Montage lap pool, which has been updated to a salt-based pool, and outdoor jacuzzi with views of the Pacific. 
Montage Laguna Beach’s renovation will bring further programming and amenities to the resort to enhance the overall guest experience. The resort is working with local farm and garden designers, Tenfold Harvest to re-imagine Studio Garden as well as building a tea garden, to bring programming and activities to guests and residents. While the resort will continue to use Studio Garden for ingredients for the food and beverage outlets and the spa, guests will soon be able to book garden dinners for an unforgettable scenic dining experience, as well as garden workshops to learn tips and tricks for home. As an unexpected twist, the resort will be refreshing the Mosaic Pool cabanas to include individual herb gardens between each cabana, where bartenders turned urban gardeners can incorporate herbs into poolside cocktails. Later this summer, Montage Laguna Beach will also reinvigorate its signature children’s program, Paintbox, and will debut new programming including a partnership with The Ocean Institute to bring experiential and educational activities for Montage’s youngest guests. 
To commemorate the renovation and over 16 years of memories, Montage Laguna Beach is offering the “Celebration Escape” offer. Guests who book this special offer will enjoy a $100 daily resort credit for each guest accommodation or a $200 daily resort credit for suites, as well as daily breakfast. Use the credit toward almost any indulgence, from five-star dining at Studio to a day of rejuvenation at Spa Montage.  
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About Montage Laguna Beach 

Montage Laguna Beach is set on a coastal bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean in the heart of the vibrant arts community of Laguna Beach, California. The 253-room craftsman-style resort offers 30 acres of oceanfront luxury featuring beachfront accommodations and 23 privately owned Montage Residences. The expansive resort includes a 20,000-sq. ft. Spa Montage; destination dining at Studio Restaurant; a wealth of outdoor recreation including three pools and direct beach access; a fine art collection; and more than 20,000-sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor meeting space. Montage Laguna Beach is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ worldwide collection.  For more information about Montage Laguna Beach, follow @montagelaguna or visit  
About Montage Hotels & Resorts  

Montage Hotels & Resorts is the ultra-luxury hospitality management company founded by Alan J. Fuerstman. Designed to serve the affluent and discerning traveler and homeowner, the company features an artistic collection of distinctive hotels, resorts and residences. Each Montage property offers 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, Montage Palmetto Bluff, and Montage Los Cabos, with Montage Healdsburg opening in 2020 and Montage La Quinta and Montage Big Sky opening 2021. Montage Hotels & Resorts is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. For more information, follow @montagehotels or visit 

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