Montage Laguna Beach and Montage Beverly Hills Introduce "Home-Away-from Home for the Holidays

montage hotelsspend the holiday season enjoying timeless festivities and creating new traditions with a selection of unique holiday experiences.

montage hotel beverly hills accomodationsLAGUNA BEACH, CA – October 5, 2010 – There’s one holiday gift sure to please every family this year: time spent together. As the upcoming holiday season draws near, Montage Laguna Beach and Montage Beverly Hills introduce a festive lineup of holiday activities, events and special packages to help capture the true spirit of the season.

Montage Laguna Beach and Montage Beverly Hills will feature unique holiday experiences during November and December, offering travelers and guests their own special home-away-from-home for the holidays complete with treasured traditions such as: a tree lighting ceremony, and opportunities for creating new memories, like private holiday baking classes. Both properties present festive options for overnight and extended visits, or guests simply looking for some holiday cheer.

Experience the magic of spending the holidays at Montage with the following services available at both properties:

Holiday Shopping Spree
Enjoy oceanfront accommodations at Montage Laguna Beach and an excursion to South Coast Plaza , or shop along world-renowned Rodeo Drive , just steps from Montage Beverly Hills. Whichever locale is desired, montage hotel beverly hills poolshoppers are offered the ultimate respite to make this year’s shopping a relaxing and memorable experience. Packages include two-night accommodations, daily breakfast and a shopping excursion with complimentary transportation, special offers and gift wrapping. Montage Concierge can even assist guests with shipping packages home. Priced from $545 per night at Montage Laguna Beach and from $495 per night at Montage Beverly Hills . Valid through December 31, 2010.

Artistry of Wine
December 6-11, 2010 is sure to be a jolly week at Montage as accomplished sommeliers guide guests through complimentary tastings of exciting wines from around the globe. Tastings are complimentary from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, December 6-11 at The Loft (Montage Laguna Beach ) and in the Library (Montage Beverly Hills ), Reservations Required:

  • Dec. 6: Holiday Cheer: Superb selections for the holidays
  • Dec. 7: Two Minutes to Midnight: Delicious options for your New Year’s Champagne
  • Dec. 8: Local Heroes: Meet some outstanding, locally produced wines
  • Dec. 9: Children of the Sea: Wines nurtured by sea-moderated climates
  • Dec. 10: Natural Beauties: Organic and biodynamic wines from around the world
  • Dec. 11: Very Cherry: Domestic pinot noir exploding with ripe cherry flavors

Montage guests can also tailor their holiday festivities with distinct events taking place at each property, including:

Montage Beverly Hills
Holiday Couples Culinary Connection: Learn the secrets to creating the tastiest celebrations with a private, hands-on cooking class for you and a guest. Let a Montage Beverly Hills expert chef help create a holiday dinner of your choosing. Then, savor your feast with eight to 12 guests at Montage Beverly Hills Chef’s Table. Pricing available upon request.

montage hotel beverly hills courtyardPrivate Holiday Baking Class: Whether a holiday gathering or gift for the aspiring chef, Montage Beverly Hills’ Executive Pastry Chef and Food Network’s most winning chef, Richard Ruskell, will share his techniques and delicious recipes for successful holiday baking in private or small group classes. Two-hour classes are available by appointment: $1,500 for up to 10 people.

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Celebrations: The Marquesa ballroom at Montage Beverly Hills features grand chandeliers, opera balconies and impeccable service to create a celebratory atmosphere for every holiday occasion. Relax and enjoy as Montage Beverly Hills takes care of all your needs:

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25

  • 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Marquesa ballroom
  • $95/adult $45/child (4-12 yrs.) tax and gratuity not included
  • 12-station holiday buffet
  • Featuring a 3-piece band (Jazz, Rock & Pop)
  • Complimentary family photographs

Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25

  • 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Marquesa ballroom
  • $95/adult $45/child (4-12 yrs.) tax and gratuity not included
  • 12-station holiday buffet
  • Featuring a 3-piece band (Jazz, Rock & Pop)
  • Complimentary family photographs

New Year’s Eve, Friday, December 31

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception (beverages and hors d’ouvres) in Marquesa ballroom
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Dinner in Marquesa ballroom
$300/person all inclusive (includes tax, gratuity)
4-course dinner menu with wine pairings
Dancing & party favors
Complimentary champagne toast at midnight

New Year’s Eve in the Lobby Lounge, Friday, December 31

9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
$75.00/person (not including tax and gratuity)
Featuring the music of Rob Gonzalez and his band
Dancing & party favors
Complimentary champagne toast at midnight

Montage Beverly Hills , 225 North Canon Drive , Beverly Hills , CA 90210 , 888-860-0788

Montage Laguna Beach
Tree Lighting Ceremony, Monday, November 29: Lending oceanside magic to all of your treasured holiday traditions, this new annual event at Montage Laguna Beach is a joy-filled kickoff to the holiday season. Guests will enjoy a luminous tree lighting by the sea, holiday caroling, live music, photos with Santa, hot cocoa, cider and complimentary nibbles at each of the hotel’s restaurants. Following the tree lighting, nightcaps will be served in the Lobby Lounge. Special holiday cocktails will also be available and restaurants will be open for dining. Reservations are recommended.

Christmas Eve Family Festivities: Overnight guests will enjoy an unforgettable Christmas Eve experience with their family at Montage Laguna Beach. After a special reading of T’was the Night Before Christmas, families can partake in a twilight search for Santa’s sleigh and a Santa Tuck-in complete with a bedtime story and milk and cookies with the big man himself; $50. Stockings brimming with holiday cheer are also available; $85 each. Christmas Eve rates from $375.

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Celebrations: The best garnish for any holiday feast is a breathtaking Pacific view, and Montage Laguna Beach has several magical venues paired with world-class service for your most memorable holiday gathering:

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25
The Loft, Noon – 10:00 p.m.
Four-course prix-fixe dinner menu
Choice of appetizer, entrée, cheese and dessert
$95/adult, $25/child (4-12 yrs.)

Studio, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Special five-course tasting menu
$115/person or $165/with wine
§ À la carte options available

Grand Ballroom, Noon – 5:00 p.m.
12-station holiday masterpiece buffet
$95/adult, $35/child (4-12 yrs.)
Live musical entertainment
Complimentary family photographs

Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24
The Loft, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Four-course holiday tasting menu
Choice of appetizer, entrée, cheese and dessert
$95/adult, $25/child (4-12 yrs.)

Studio, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Five-course holiday tasting menu
$115/person or $165/with wine
À la carte options available

Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25
The Loft, Noon – 10:00 p.m.
Four-course holiday tasting menu
Choice of appetizer, entrée, cheese and dessert
$95/adult, $25/child (4-12 yrs.)

Studio, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Five-course holiday tasting menu
$115/person or $165/with win
À la carte options available

Grand Ballroom, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
12-station holiday masterpiece buffet
$95/adult, $35/child (4-12 yrs.)
Featuring a jazz trio and complimentary family photographs

New Year’s Eve, Friday, December 31
The Loft, 1st Seating: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Four or five-course holiday tasting menu
Choice of appetizer, entrée, cheese and dessert
$95/adult, $35/child (4-12 yrs.)

The Loft, 2nd Seating: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Five-course holiday tasting menu
Complimentary champagne toast and party favors
$150/adult, $55/child (4-12 yrs.)

Studio, 8:00 p.m. Reception; 9:00 p.m. Dinner Seating
Five-course chef’s tasting menu
Live music, dancing and party favors
Champagne toast at midnight
$300/person includes cocktails and reception
$100/person wine pairing

Grand Ballroom, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Reception/9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Dinner Seating
Four-course dinner menu
James Gang Revival Band
Dancing and party favors
Champagne toast at midnight
$300/person includes beverages, wine pairings, tax and gratuity

Paintbox, 6:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Dinner and children’s entertainment
$100/child

Montage Laguna Beach , 30801 South Coast Highway , Laguna Beach , CA 92651 , 866-271-6953

About Montage Beverly Hills
Awarded Forbes Five Star in groundbreaking time, Montage Beverly Hills features 201 well-appointed guestrooms, including 55 suites, paying tribute to both old-style Hollywood and modern day luxury. The exterior, designed in the Spanish Colonial Revival style, complements the rich history and tradition of Southern California ’s most celebrated neighborhood. Located steps from Rodeo Drive in the heart of the Golden Triangle, guests and residents find convenient access to luxurious retailers and exquisite dining. Through every facet, Montage Beverly Hills embodies the essence of Hollywood ’s Golden Age. With our commitment to sustainability, Montage Beverly Hills was the first hotel and residences to receive Gold LEED certification in Southern California . For information and reservations, please contact Montage Beverly Hills at 310-860-7800 or visit the Web site, www.montagebeverlyhills.com.

About Montage Laguna Beach
Montage, set on a coastal bluff overlooking the Pacific in the heart of the vibrant arts community of Laguna Beach , offers 30 acres of oceanfront luxury. The 250-room craftsman-style resort features beachfront accommodations; a 20,000-square-foot spa; destination dining at Studio; a wealth of outdoor recreation, including three pools, beach and water sports; a fine art collection; and more than 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space. For information and reservations, please contact Montage, toll-free, at 1-888-715-6700; or visit the Web site at
www.montagelagunabeach.com.

About Montage Hotels & Resorts
Montage Hotels & Resorts is a hotel and resort management company founded in 2002 by Alan Fuerstman. Designed to serve affluent travelers and homeowners, the company features an artistic collection of distinctive hotels, resorts and residences in stunning settings that offer comfortable elegance, a unique sense of place and spirit, impeccable hospitality and memorable culinary, spa and lifestyle experiences. Montage Laguna Beach , the company’s flagship oceanfront resort, opened in the vibrant arts community of Laguna Beach , California , in 2003. Montage Beverly Hills , the company’s second hotel, opened in Beverly Hills in 2008 and was the first Gold LEED certified hotel and residences in Southern California . The newest property under development is Montage Deer Valley in Park City , Utah , scheduled to open in 2010. www.montagehotels.com.

 
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