Celebrating its 15th year anniversary, Montage Laguna Beach unveils a newly refreshed Lobby Lounge with a bright and breezy palette designed to frame and accentuate the myriad blue hues of sea and sky that beckon you to behold nature’s infinite beauty. Add to this, fresh modern Coastal Craftsman furnishings that beg you to sit and stay awhile — you’ll never want to leave.
In the morning, awaken to gourmet teas and coffees and select from among the scrumptious house-made sweet and savory pastries and light breakfast offerings. Your first decision of the day could prove to be difficult; should you go with The Lemon Meringue Morning Bun, the Cheese and Tomato Croissant, or is it an Apple Brioche kind of morning? From traditional croissants and Pain au Chocolat to granola and muesli, the Lobby Lounge morning menu has something to start your day off right.
As daylight wanes, relax and unwind while sipping a creative craft cocktail from the Spring-inspired cocktail menu or choose from the carefully curated selection of wines offered by the glass.
As the resort’s centerpiece, the Lobby Lounge sets the stage for the iconic Montage experience, evoking a “wow” factor when guests enter and take in the stunning Pacific Ocean panoramas. Expansive floor-to-ceiling windows and indoor and outdoor seating allow guests to unwind and soak in the true California beach experience.
Following an extensive renovation, the new Lobby Lounge captures the California beach lifestyle with a sun splashed coastal Craftsman style, accentuated by California plein air artwork and plush new furnishings. Enhancements include fresh paint in muted colors; warm wood floors stretch from the entrance to the Lobby Lounge; refurbished lobby bathrooms; a refreshed grand staircase complete with a striking contemporary chandelier as well as modern seating and lounge tables. Artful lighting fixtures, fresh flowers, textured rugs and soft white leather accents all infuse understated elegance.
The Lobby Lounge now serves breakfast choices, such as fresh pastries and homemade granola, accompanied by coffee and tea service starting at 6:30 a.m. There’s a new Modbar espresso system, which uses Vittoria Coffee. And, Grand Cru Valrhona is highlighted in three unique chocolate beverages.
Purple Rain | Greenbar Lemon Vodka, Licor 43, concord grape juice, lemon
Beginning Sunday, April 8, Montage’s launches their convivial social hour from 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, with 25% off the Lobby Lounge menu. An array of craft cocktails created by the resort’s beverage manager Troy Smith include fun, spring-inspired libations including; Wilson (pictured below) – decidedly tropical, yet sophisticated (i.e. well balanced and not too sweet) and, my favorite of the night, the nostalgic over-the-top Purple Rain (above) — a time-capsule elixir that will transport you back to grape juice and pb&j after-school snacks – but you’re all grown up now!
Wilson (an homage to Wilson from the movie Castaway) | Aalborg Akvavit, Suze, grapefruit and pineapple
Beverage Director, Troy Smith, holding their signature St. Patrick’s Day Irish whiskey cocktail. Cheers!
Desserts, served daily until 10 p.m., include crème brûlée, matcha tiramisu and a Viennese-style chocolate cake. All craft cocktails, beers, spirits and wines by the glass are served until 12:30 a.m. daily. In addition, the Lobby Lounge features daily live entertainment starting at 3 p.m. Take in the view, savor the sunset. Life is good. And say hello to Jonathan Livingston Seagull – he loves to pose for photos.
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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 www.montagehotels.com/lagunabeach.
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 in stunning settings. 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 include: Montage Laguna Beach, Montage Beverly Hills, Montage Deer Valley, Montage Kapalua Bay, Montage Palmetto Bluff, Montage Los Cabos, opening in 2018, and Montage La Quinta and Montage Healdsburg opening in 2020. Montage Hotels & Resorts is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. For more information, follow @montagehotels or visit www.montagehotels.com.