FOUNDER & CEO
Alan J. Fuerstman is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Montage Hotels & Resorts. Founded in 2002, the company’s portfolio of luxury hotels, resorts and residences includes a collection of Montage-branded destinations: Montage Laguna Beach, Montage Beverly Hills, Montage Deer Valley, Montage Kapalua Bay, and Montage Palmetto Bluff. In addition to these destinations, Montage also manages highly-acclaimed golf courses and clubs.
Mr. Fuerstman recently announced the expansion of the Montage Hotels & Resorts portfolio with the introduction of Pendry Hotels. A collection of lifestyle hotels in taste-making destinations, Pendry Hotels will bring together the best in vibrant design and anticipatory service. Pendry San Diego, the first hotel within the brand’s portfolio, is slated to open late 2016 in the epicenter of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. The second property, Sagamore Pendry Baltimore, is slated to open early 2017 in the heart of the storied and culturally vibrant Fells Point.
Prior to launching Montage Hotels & Resorts, Mr. Fuerstman was the opening Vice President of Hotel Operations at Bellagio in Las Vegas. Previously, he served as President and Managing Director of The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he also oversaw The St. Regis Aspen and The St. Regis Houston, as well as all ITT Sheraton properties in Arizona. He began his distinguished career with Marriott International.
Mr. Fuerstman has been recognized with many industry accolades, including: Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” 2013, “The Robert Mondavi Wine & Food Award” 2013, “2011 Distinguished Achievement Award” from B’nai B’rith, “One to Watch” from Virtuoso Life Magazine, “Leaders in Luxury” award from Luxury Travel Advisor Magazine and “Resort Executive of the Year” from Ypartnership, the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) and The University of Denver’s School of Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management.
Mr. Fuerstman currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Gettysburg College, the Northern Arizona University School of Hotel and Restaurant Management Advisory Board, and the Resort Committee of the AH&LA.
A native of New Milford, New Jersey, Mr. Fuerstman graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania.