Montage Laguna Beach Appoints Simaan Hawa as Director of Sales and Marketing

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (November 29, 2023) – Montage Laguna Beach, the flagship Montage Hotels & Resorts property, which celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, has announced the appointment of Simaan Hawa as director of sales and marketing. Drawing on more than two decades of experience in sales and luxury hospitality, Hawa will be responsible for overseeing the resort’s sales and marketing team, driving revenue, and creating and implementing innovative business strategies.

“We are thrilled to welcome Simaan Hawa to our resort family,” said Mary Rogers, managing director and area general manager of Montage Laguna Beach. “With his extensive background in sales and marketing, proven leadership experience, and results-driven mentality, Simaan will be a great addition to our team, and will help us build on the resort’s exceptional service culture.”

Hawa joins Montage Laguna Beach from The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, Calif., where, as executive director of sales, he was responsible for the development and execution of group sales strategies, goals, and budgets, as well as the creation of sales and marketing strategies for villa extended stay audiences.

Prior to his time with The Resort at Pelican Hill, Hawa spent more than 15 years supporting sales & marketing efforts at luxury resorts throughout Southern California, including Monarch Beach Resort, Four Seasons Resort Aviara, Hotel Del Coronado, The Lodge at Torrey Pines and the Catamaran Resort Hotel.

Born in Lebanon and raised in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Hawa earned a bachelor’s degree in hotel administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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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 262-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 amongst three restaurants, including signature restaurant, The Loft; Montage’s signature children’s program, Paintbox; a wealth of outdoor recreation including two 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, 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 Deer Valley, Montage Kapalua Bay, Montage Palmetto Bluff, Montage Los Cabos, Montage Healdsburg, and Montage Big Sky. Future destinations include Montage Cay, Montage La Quinta and Montage Punta Mita. Montage Hotels & Resorts is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. For more information, follow @montagehotels or visit