Montage’s first Northern California resort captures top talent ahead of late fall 2020 opening
Montage Healdsburg Completes Appointment of Executive Team
HEALDSBURG, CALIF. (September 21, 2020) – Nestled among 258 acres of rolling vineyards and oak tree groves, the long-awaited Montage Healdsburg today announces it has fully appointed its executive team, capturing great talent stemming from leading luxury hospitality brands. Slated to debut in late fall 2020, Montage’s first Northern California resort features 130 bungalow-style rooms with a contemporary, environmentally-conscious design. The resort’s world-class amenities include an 11,500-square-foot Spa Montage with a zero-edge pool overlooking the vineyards; four signature dining options inspired by the region’s rich culinary heritage; and a wealth of outdoor pursuits.
The group of seasoned luxury hospitality executives join General Manager Allen Highfield, a Montage brand veteran who comes directly from sister resort Montage Deer Valley, to build a robust team across all departments in preparation of the opening later this year. The Montage Healdsburg executive team includes:
Doug Kaminski, Director of Sales and Marketing – Kaminski joins the resort after 20-years with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts. Most recently he held the position of director of sales and marketing at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. He’s also served roles at several other properties in the portfolio across the U.S., including Miami, Silicon Valley and Austin, Texas.
Raphaël Piveteau, Director of Food and Beverage – Piveteau joins the Healdsburg team from the Baccarat Hotel & Residences in New York City where he was the Director of Food and Beverage. Through the years he has held various positions with Shangri-La Hotel & Resorts, including postsin Makati, Philippines and Hong Kong Island, in addition to The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay in Half Moon Bay, Calif.
Judy McDonagh, Director of Finance – McDonagh joins Montage Healdsburg from The RitzCarlton Hotel Company where she was the Director of Finance at several properties, including four properties within the Washington, D.C. area, as well as in Lake Tahoe.
Peter Pagano, Director of Rooms – Prior to joining Montage Healdsburg, Pagano was the Director of Rooms at Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego, Calif. and held previous roles at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, including Grande Lakes in Orlando, Fla. and the brand’s San Francisco property.
William Kamaka, Director of People – Kamaka joined Montage Healdsburg from The RitzCarlton, Lake Tahoe where he was the Director of Human Resources. Prior to Lake Tahoe, he held notable posts at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas and has centered the last 24-years of his career in Human Resources within the luxury hospitality sector.
Tysen Gregersen, Director of Engineering – Gregersen joined Montage from The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe where he was the Director of Engineering. He’s also served a previous role in Sonoma wine country, working with Fairmont Mission Inn & Spa.
“With Montage Healdsburg’s debut on the horizon, it was imperative for us to bring together the best minds in the business to ensure the Montage brand promise through and through,” said Highfield. “With top talent bringing invaluable experience in the luxury hospitality space, I’m incredibly pleased to share this esteemed group of professionals with whom I’ll be working alongside as we near the opening.”
About Montage Healdsburg
Set to open in 2020, Montage Healdsburg is located on 258-acres in the heart of California’s world-renowned Sonomawine country; and the first Montage property in Northern California. Built within the constraints of the natural landscape, the transformative hideaway will offer 130 bungalow-style rooms settled among oak trees and vine-covered hills with a contemporary aesthetic. The resort will feature four dining outlets including signature restaurant, Hazel Hill; an 11,500- sq. ft. Spa Montage with zero-edge pool overlooking the resort’s own vineyards; and Montage’s signature, immersive children’s program, Paintbox. A collection of Montage Residences is planned for future development and will include single-family built homes as well as custom home sites. For more information, follow @montagehealdsburg or visit www.montage.com/healdsburg.
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 Deer Valley, Montage Kapalua Bay, Montage Palmetto Bluff, and Montage Los Cabos. Opening in 2020 is Montage Healdsburg, opening in 2021 is Montage Big Sky, opening in 2022 is Montage La Quinta, and opening in 2023 is Montage Cay. Montage Hotels & Resorts is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. For more information, follow @montagehotels or visit www.montage.com.
About Montage International
Montage International, the ultra-luxury hospitality management company founded by Alan J. Fuerstman, features a distinctive collection of hospitality brands. Montage International encompasses the ultra-luxury brand Montage Hotels & Resorts, the new luxury hospitality brand Pendry Hotels & Resorts, Montage Residences, Pendry Residences and the management of some of the country’s premiere golf courses and clubs. Founded in 2002, Montage Hotels & Resorts is an artistic collection of distinctive hotels, resorts and residences including: Montage Laguna Beach, Montage Deer Valley, Montage Kapalua Bay, Montage Palmetto Bluff, and Montage Los Cabos. Opening in 2020 is Montage Healdsburg,opening in 2021 is Montage Big Sky, opening in 2022 is Montage La Quinta, and opening in 2023 is Montage Cay. Pendry Hotels & Resorts, founded in 2014, is a collection of new luxury hotels for today’s cultured world traveler located in taste making destinations including Pendry San Diego and Sagamore Pendry Baltimore. Opening in 2020 is Pendry West Hollywood, opening in 2021 is Pendry Manhattan West and Pendry Park City, opening in 2022 is Pendry La Quinta, Pendry Natirar, and Pendry Washington D.C. – The Wharf. Montage International also manages and operates Spanish Peaks Mountain Club in Big Sky, Montana and The May River Golf Club in Bluffton, South Carolina. For more information, please visit www.montage.com.