Spa Montage Healdsburg to be helmed by Carrie Sotebeer will feature transformative well-being journeys inspired by Northern California’s renowned wine country
Montage Healdsburg Announces Director of Spa and New Signature Wellness Offerings at Spa Montage
HEALDSBURG, CALIF. (November12, 2020) – Today, Montage Healdsburg announces Carrie Sotebeer as the resort’s Director of Spa in anticipation of the property’s late-fall opening. Spa Montage Healdsburg will serve resort guests, residents and the local community with a restorative retreat inspired by picturesque Sonoma County and northern California’s famed wine country.
Sotebeer brings more than a decade of experience to her new role at Spa Montage where she will oversee all spa and fitness operations. Joining Montage from The West Hollywood EDITION, Sotebeer has led past teams to great success including securing the prestigious Forbes Five-Star rating for The Phoenician Spa in 2019. At Montage Healdsburg, Sotebeer and her dedicated team of specialists will offer a robust array of wellness programming that naturally lends itself to optimal well-being and self-care.
“Spa Montage Healdsburg is uniquely situated above the Alexander Valley to offer guests quiet views coupled with carefully crafted treatments that prompt individual renewal and transformation,” said Carrie Sotebeer, Director of Spa. “I look forward to being part of each guest’s wellness journey and looking to the terroir surrounding our secluded sanctuary for infinite inspiration and constant creativity.”
At Spa Montage Healdsburg, guests will relish the natural serenity of wine country while enjoying 11 expertly appointed treatment rooms, thoughtfully designed relaxation spaces, a state-of-the-art fitness center and a zero-edge adult pool. Spa Montage will feature both signature and seasonal treatments showcasing the region’s finest indigenous ingredients combined with the industry’s most exclusive products and highly trained experts. Whether seeking balance through Spa Montage’s Elements of Wellness Signature Services or searching for head-to-toe harmony through individual yoga sessions in a private, sunlit outdoor garden nestled among the property’s vineyards, this expansive escape offers the ideal place to find quiet solace.
For best-in-class skincare, Spa Montage Healdsburg has selected an exclusive collection of premium beauty lines. Among them will be Swiss brand La Maison Valmont, known for its scientifically advanced skincare products that incorporate cutting-edge technological research, exclusive DNA molecules and glacial spring water for long-lasting efficacy; Kerstin Florian International, created by a Swedish-born skincare pioneer, whose products blend innovation with nature for holistic yet results-driven treatments; and OxyLight, whose non-invasive facial technologies use light, oxygen and gentle microcurrents designed to provide a safe, relaxing and highly effective way to correct common skin imperfections. Other featured skincare lines
available at Spa Montage will include Lola’s Apothecary, Shankara, ANTARA by Zents and ODE by McEvoy Ranch, a local Northern California brand, which will be featured in the spa’s signature massage, the Sonoma Blend. In the spa’s full-service salon, which features a range of hair, nail and makeup services, Shu Uemura will serve as the exclusive haircare partner with all nail services featuring Dazzle Dry products.
Surrounded by 258 pristine resort acres, Spa Montage Healdsburg will offer invigorating and relaxing services reflective of its unique location. Guests can enjoy signature services such as the Harvest Honey Ginger Infusion Ritual to restore hydration using the healing power of honey through the natural elixir’s powerful vitamins, minerals and amino acids that act as a humectant to attract and retain skin’s moisture. The honey used in this ritual is hand-harvested from the property and coupled with the immune-boosting benefits of ginger for a powerful treatment that includes a mineral scrub, hydrating massage, body wrap, scalp massage and facial acupressure.
For a truly transformative, special experience, indulge in Spa Montage Healdsburg’s Journey of the Senses. Created exclusively for couples, the treatment is inspired by Montage Healdsburg’s idyllic wine country setting and transports guests through a series of fragrant experiences designed to emulate an intimate wine tasting while also stimulating all the senses. The decadent, two-hour journey encompasses four distinct and soothing scents as dedicated spa therapists guide guests through the evolution of taste and smell complexities mirroring
those of a personalized wine-tasting, yet inclusive of a relaxing wellness treatment. The experience begins with a footbath while enjoying champagne and chocolates and then progresses to include compression treatment of lower legs, poultice work, exfoliation, full body massage and a departure gift of a spa robe and candle to recreate the sense of place and relaxation.
Guests will also find additional signature Spa Montage treatments to regain balance and restore well-being. Among these treatments is the California Wildflower Ritual created exclusively for Spa Montage by Lola’s Apothecary to celebrate Montage’s Southern California roots, offering a full-body experience featuring vibrational technology, heated healing flower poultices and aromatic essences for healing restoration. In addition, The Masterpiece treatment provides the ultimate in anti-aging perfection and cellular renewal by combining the power of a dual cleansing process, six distinct masks, infused oxygen, suction and the combination of salicylic and glycolic acid peels to actively fight the acceleration of aging and produce glowing, clarified and visibly lifted skin.
Spa Montage Healdsburg encourages guests to continue their wellness voyage through a number of fitness and beauty amenities offered at the brand-new facility. The resort’s state-of-the-art fitness center will feature modern, expertly engineered Technogym and Peloton equipment that allow guests to maintain a healthy lifestyle while traveling on business or at leisure. The peaceful land on which the resort is situated offers ample opportunity for serene outdoor yoga and meditation sessions, including “Yoga Among the Vines” in the sunlit garden. The resort’s partnership with Corc Yoga, offering 100 percent eco-friendly, sustainably sourced cork yoga mats, rounds out the opportunity for guests to enjoy a fully immersive wine country workout. Additional indoor and outdoor fitness classes invite visitors to remain committed to their personal wellbeing while immersing themselves in the ultimate Northern California escape.
Furthering the company’s dedication to ensuring the well-being of their guests, Montage International is pleased to offer a Peace of Mind Commitment. In addition, Montage offers guests a partnership with One Medical, a leading national digital health and primary care organization where guests of Montage Hotels & Resorts will be offered a complimentary 30-day membership to receive to 24/7 virtual care services – and where possible, in-person care.
About Montage Healdsburg Set to open in 2020, Montage Healdsburg is located on 258-acres in the heart of California’s world-renowned Sonoma wine 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 and 40 privately owned Montage Residences 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 15.5 acres of vineyards; and Montage’s signature, immersive children’s program, Paintbox. 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 La Quinta and Montage Big Sky, 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 2021 is Pendry West Hollywood, Pendry Manhattan West, Pendry Park City, and Pendry Chicago. 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.