Michael Fuerstman, Co-Founder, Pendry Hotels

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Michael is the Co-Founder & Creative Director of Pendry Hotels, the new luxury brand from Montage Hotels & Resorts.  In his role Michael oversees the development of the brand and its execution in design, guest experience, programming, and new development.  Prior to his current role, Michael was the Corporate Director, Acquisitions and Development, for Montage Hotels & Resorts, responsible for new business development and acquisition opportunities for the company.  Mr. Fuerstman joined Montage Hotels & Resorts in 2009 as the Residential Sales Operations Manager at Montage Beverly Hills, where he led a team of sales associates in the strategic planning, marketing, and sales for Montage Residences Beverly Hills.  Prior to joining Montage Hotels & Resorts, Mr. Fuerstman was an Assistant Project Manager with The Athens Group, a luxury resort developer, and was the co-founder of www.socialmonkey.com, one of the web’s first location-based, mobile social networking websites.

Mr. Fuerstman is a graduate of Tufts University, with a B.A. in Political Science.

Ariela Kiradjian