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"The Harvard Undergraduate Economics Association (HUEA) cordially invites you to attend a Fireside Chat with Mr. Alan J. Fuerstman, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Montage International.
Alan J. Fuerstman is Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Montage International, a luxury hospitality management company encompassing Montage Hotels & Resorts, Pendry Hotels & Resorts, Montage Residences, Pendry Residences, and management of some of the country’s premiere golf courses and clubs.
Montage Hotels & Resorts is a collection of ultra-luxury hotels, resorts and residences including Montage Laguna Beach, Montage Deer Valley, Montage Kapalua Bay, Montage Palmetto Bluff and Montage Los Cabos. Pendry Hotels & Resorts, a new luxury brand from Montage International, includes Pendry San Diego and Sagamore Pendry Baltimore.
Prior to founding Montage in 2002, Mr. Fuerstman was the opening vice president of hotel operations at Bellagio in Las Vegas. Previously, he served as president and managing director of The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he also oversaw The St. Regis Aspen and The St. Regis Houston, as well as all ITT Sheraton properties in Arizona. He began his distinguished career with Marriott International.
Mr. Fuerstman has been recognized with many industry accolades, including: Environmental Media Association’s “Corporate Responsibility Award” 2017, Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” 2013, “The Robert Mondavi Wine & Food Award” 2013, “2011 Distinguished Achievement Award” from B’nai B’rith, “One to Watch” from Virtuoso Life Magazine, “Leaders in Luxury” award from Luxury Travel Advisor Magazine and “Resort Executive of the Year” from Ypartnership, the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) and The University of Denver’s School of Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management.
Mr. Fuerstman currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), the Board of Directors for Environmental Media Association’s Corporate Sustainability Board, as Board of Trustees Emeritus for Gettysburg College, and the Northern Arizona University School of Hotel and Restaurant Management Advisory Board.
A native of New Milford, New Jersey, Mr. Fuerstman graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania."