Montage Hotels & Resorts has long been a name synonymous with luxury hospitality along the West Coast. The brand with three Star-Rated properties — Montage Laguna Beach, Montage Beverly Hills and Montage Deer Valley — already on the roster (and another, Montage Kapalua Bay, opening in a few months) will take its respected name to the East Coast for the first time to take over The Inn at Palmetto Bluff and add 150 rooms, effectively quadrupling the number of accommodations at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star near Hilton Head, South Carolina.
The hotel will fall under Montage management and change its name to The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, a Montage Resort. The brand’s expansion to the Atlantic coast won’t just be a move in name alone, though. About $100 million will go into everything from new signage to building those extra 150 rooms among the plantation’s understated, elegant standalone cottages that offer amenities such as fireplaces and screened-in porches. In addition to the room expansion, there will be changes made to the Four-Star spa and fitness center, add-ons to the meeting space and an increase in the dining options.
“The Inn at Palmetto Bluff has a rich history of being the premier Lowcountry destination, with its unique beauty and highly acclaimed hospitality heritage of the South,” said Alan Fuerstman, Montage Hotels & Resorts Founder and CEO. “We are delighted to add Palmetto Bluff to our portfolio and to be a part of making truly memorable experiences for our guests at this enchanting destination.”
The first changes will be seen around the property in February. An exact date for the overhaul wasn’t known at publishing, but rest assured that visitors to South Carolina will soon know of the spoils that travelers in California and Colorado have long enjoyed.
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