Montage Healdsburg Appoints Jennifer Chiesa as Director of Public Relations
ORANGE COUNTY, CALIF. (July 20, 2020) – Montage Hotels & Resorts today announces the appointment of Jennifer Chiesa as the director of public relations at Montage Healdsburg. With more than 18 years of experience in luxury hospitality and travel public relations, including over 10 years working in California wine country, Chiesa will oversee the public relations efforts for the opening of Montage’s newest ultra-luxury resort and sixth property this fall, which invites travelers to experience the beauty, art, and local culture of Northern California wine country.
“With deep experience in California wine country in addition to her work with top luxury hotel brands, Jennifer is well poised to hit the ground running and make an immediate impact,” says Allen Highfield, general manager, Montage Healdsburg. “Jennifer’s rich knowledge of the region, strategic expertise and top media relationships will no doubt bolster the success of Montage Healdsburg’s opening later this year.”
Chiesa joins Montage Healdsburg after more than 10 years at Meadowood Napa Valley in St. Helena, Calif. where she most recently held the role of director of public relations. She created and managed the public relations strategy for the privately-owned Forbes Triple Five-Star Resort; built and maintained media relationships on behalf of the resort, resulting in top national media coverage; developed key strategic partnerships; and oversaw the resort’s social media strategy, resulting in steady growth year-over-year. Additionally, Chiesa lead the public relations efforts with top Ritz-Carlton hotels in California such as The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay in Half Moon Bay and The Ritz-Carlton, Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena, and worked as a public relations officer with Singapore Airlines (SIA), Ltd. in Los Angeles. Chiesa graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor of Arts in English, and during her time, studied abroad at the Università per Stranieri di Siena, Italia.
“It is an incredible honor to join the Montage Healdsburg team,” said Chiesa. “As a San Francisco Bay Area native, I’m excited to jump right in and help open Montage’s first location in Northern California, in the beautiful and special region of Sonoma County.”
Slated to debut in late 2020, Montage Healdsburg is a new 258-acre resort situated in the picturesque and historic town of Healdsburg, Calif. Set among historic groves, 130 luxurious bungalow-style guestrooms and suites will blend contemporary influence with environmentally conscious design, paying homage to the land. As Montage’s first Northern California resort, Montage Healdsburg will provide a perfectly situated launching pad to discover the best of the region, from iconic wineries in the Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley and Russian River Valley appellations to legendary culinary establishments and scenic drives.
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. Opening in 2020 is Montage Healdsburg, and opening in 2021 is Montage La Quinta and Montage Big Sky. 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 Beverly Hills, Montage Deer Valley, Montage Kapalua Bay, Montage Palmetto Bluff, and Montage Los Cabos. Currently under development is Montage Healdsburg, opening in 2020, and Montage La Quinta and Montage Big Sky, both opening in 2021. 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. Pendry West Hollywood will open in 2020, and currently under development opening in 2021 is Pendry Natirar, Pendry La Quinta, Pendry Manhattan West, and Pendry Park City. Pendry Washington D.C. – The Wharf will open in 2022. 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.