Montage Hotels & Resorts Names Matthew Stephen-Hassard as VP, Acquisitions & Development

. February 19, 2015

LAGUNA BEACH, CA - February 19, 2015 - Montage Hotels & Resorts today announces the appointment of Matthew Stephen-Hassard as Vice President, Acquisitions & Development. A seasoned executive with 20 years of experience in multiple fields, Stephen-Hassard is responsible for expansion of the company's portfolio of hotels and resorts, both within the United States and internationally. He is based in the company's corporate office in Irvine, California.

Prior to joining Montage Hotels & Resorts, Stephen-Hassard began his career in strategy development, investment banking, and mergers & acquisitions. His most recent role was Principal, Investment Banking at North Point Advisors in San Francisco, where he led all facets of transaction execution and provided M&A, capital raising and corporate financial advisory services to companies, real estate developers and high net worth individuals in the real estate, hospitality and hospitality technology sectors. Prior to North Point, he was an independent consultant providing corporate financial and strategic advisory services to several private companies, as well as to a publicly-held retail technology company.

Previously, Stephen-Hassard was Senior Director of Corporate Development and Head of M&A for International Specialty Products, a $3 billion specialty chemical company located in Wayne, New Jersey. He has also held roles as Vice President, Merchant Banking at Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.; Vice President, Investment Banking at Presidio Merchant Partners LLC; and Associate, Investment Banking at Adams, Harkness & Hill, Inc.

Stephen-Hassard earned a BSE in Materials Science & Engineering and an MBA with a concentration on finance and corporate strategy, both from the University of Michigan.

About Montage Hotels & Resorts

Montage Hotels & Resorts is a hotel and resort management company founded by Alan J. Fuerstman. Designed to serve the luxury traveler and homeowner, 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. The portfolio of hotels, resorts and residences includes Montage Laguna Beach, Montage Beverly Hills, Montage Deer Valley, Montage Kapalua Bay (opening Spring 2014), and The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, a Montage Resort. In addition to its flagship hotel and resort portfolio, the company also operates some of the country's premiere golf courses, including The Prince course in Kauai, Hawaii; Spanish Peaks Mountain Club in Big Sky, Montana and The May River Golf Club in Bluffton, South Carolina. www.montagehotels.com

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