The Montage Hotel & Resort, Laguna Beach
Adventure IO’s hospitality collaboration will provide exceptional opportunities for guests to explore and learn techniques from professional athletes and local experts
ORANGE COUNTY, CALIF. (July 2021) – Adventure IO, a proprietary mobile platform offering premier adventure experiences led by professional athletes and local experts, is taking guest engagement to the next level through a new partnership with Montage International. Soon to be available across both the Montage Hotels & Resorts and Pendry Hotels & Resorts portfolios, the partnership with Adventure IO opens the door for guests to jump into and polish their skills at a range of sporting and outdoor pursuits from electric hydrofoiling to wakeboarding, fly fishing to rock climbing – even surfboard shaping and local brewery tours with notable locals and experts in their respective fields.
Adventure IO programming launched in April at Montage Laguna Beach and Pendry San Diego, and follows at Montage Deer Valley this winter. Other Montage and Pendry destinations across the US and in Mexico will roll out activities through 2021.
“Our partnership with Adventure IO presents our guests with exceptional opportunities to enjoy the natural and urban settings surrounding our properties while fulfilling their personal passions for adventure in the company of professional athletes and experts who really know how to teach technique,” said Alan J. Fuerstman, founder, chairman and CEO, Montage International. “Anyone can click on YouTube and find a tutorial these days, but nothing beats hands-on instruction and inspiration from a champion.”
Start Your Adventures
There are many highlights for guests to look forward to from Adventure IO. At Montage Laguna Beach, for instance, initial offerings include learning to skimboard under the watchful eye and tutelage of three-time World Skimboarding Champion Blair Conklin, learning to ride an electric hydrofoil with Lift Ambassador and SUP surfer and racer Chuck Glynn, as well as a next-level, iconic Expedition from the mainland to Catalina Island aboard Shambhala, a 100-ft. Azimut luxury super yacht.
World Champion Blair Conklin
At Pendry San Diego, initial options include a Salty Crew fishing Adventure with surf legend and brand ambassador Damien Hobgood, who once held the highest two-wave grand final score in pro surfing; cycling through San Diego with Victor Sheldon, brand ambassador of Specialized Bicycles; and joining a downtown brewery tour or an espresso run with fitness guru Iman Wilkerson, who has seven full marathons including two Boston Marathons under her laces.
Sushi with the Salty Crew and Damien Hobgood
Montage Deer Valley will launch its Adventure IO programming with options including an off-road 4x4 Adventure in the Uinta Mountains with local legend DJ Osborne; a fly fishing and wine experience with region's most sought after fishing guide, Joe Mitchell; hiking with master naturalist Rachel Mitchell; and a thrilling, full-day heli-skiing Adventure.
4x4-ing in the Uintas Mountains
“We are thrilled that guests and residents of Montage & Pendry will be able to enjoy access to some of the world’s best Adventure athletes and intimate experiences that will produce stories for a lifetime”, said Adventure IO founder Billy McKee.
Guests of Montage and Pendry properties will be able to access Adventure IO offerings HOW,within a custom area of the Adventure IO web and mobile application and of course through the concierge and staff at each property. All adventures will be updated regularly depending on the season and availability. Equipment and necessary safety gear is included and rates for Adventures start at $65 per person.
Adventure IO offerings adhere to all health and safety guidelines, and guests will be reassured with Montage International’s **Peace of Mind Commitment. The brand has also partnered with One Medical, a leading national digital health and primary care organization, to offer 24/7 virtual care services. Guests of Montage Hotels & Resorts will be offered a complimentary 30-day membership to One Medical’s full suite of digital health services, while resort associates receive an annual membership. For more information on Montage Hotels & Resorts, visit www.montagehotels.com. **Each property invites guests to visit and experience Adventure IO, knowing their health and safety are top of mind, and has taken steps to add additional health and safety protocols.
About Montage International Montage International, the ultra-luxury hospitality management company founded by Alan J. Fuerstman, features a distinctive collection of hospitality brands. Montage International encompasses the ultra-luxury brand Montage Hotels & Resorts, the new luxury hospitality brand Pendry Hotels & Resorts, Montage Residences, Pendry Residences and the management of some of the country’s premiere golf courses and clubs. Founded in 2002, Montage Hotels & Resorts is an artistic collection of distinctive hotels, resorts and residences including: Montage Laguna Beach, Montage Deer Valley, Montage Kapalua Bay, Montage Palmetto Bluff, and Montage Los Cabos. Opening in 2020 is Montage Healdsburg, opening in 2021 is Montage Big Sky, opening in 2022 is Montage La Quinta, and opening in 2023 is Montage Cay. Pendry Hotels & Resorts, founded in 2014, is a collection of new luxury hotels for today’s cultured world traveler located in taste making destinations including Pendry San Diego and Sagamore Pendry Baltimore. Opening in 2020 is Pendry West Hollywood, opening in 2021 is Pendry Manhattan West and Pendry Park City, opening in 2022 is Pendry La Quinta, Pendry Natirar, and Pendry Washington D.C. – The Wharf. Montage International also manages and operates Spanish Peaks Mountain Club in Big Sky, Montana and The May River Golf Club in Bluffton, South Carolina. For more information, please visit www.montage.com. 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. 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 includes: Montage Laguna Beach, Montage Deer Valley, Montage Kapalua Bay, Montage Palmetto Bluff, and Montage Los Cabos. Opening in 2020 is Montage Healdsburg, opening in 2021 is Montage Big Sky, opening in 2022 is Montage La Quinta, and opening in 2023 is Montage Cay. Montage Hotels & Resorts is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. For more information, follow @montagehotels or visit www.montagehotels.com. About Pendry Hotels & Resorts Pendry Hotels & Resorts is a new luxury hospitality brand from Montage International. Pendry combines inspired design with a celebration of culture and authentic service tailored to today’s cultured world traveler. Founders Alan J. Fuerstman and Michael Fuerstman's well-seasoned experience in the hospitality industry serves as the foundation for the brand. Each property is injected with a unique perspective on contemporary style, and an emphasis on the arts and local community in the city it calls home. The portfolio of hotels includes Pendry San Diego and Sagamore Pendry Baltimore. Opening in 2020 is Pendry West Hollywood, opening in 2021 is Pendry Manhattan West and Pendry Park City, opening in 2022 is Pendry La Quinta, Pendry Natirar, and Pendry Washington D.C. – The Wharf. Pendry Hotels & Resorts is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. For more information on Pendry Hotels & Resorts, follow @pendryhotels or visit www.pendry.com.