LAGUNA BEACH, CALIF – Montage Laguna Beach received two 2009 Mobil Five-Star awards. One honors the oceanfront resort’s signature fine dining restaurant, Studio, which features California-influenced modern French cuisine prepared by a talented team of culinary and service professionals. The other was awarded to Spa Montage, the first-ever U.S. spa to be accorded Mobil Five-Star status in 2005 that continues to be celebrated for its inventive holistic treatments and rigorously trained staff who base their customized services on the propriety Montage “Surrender” philosophy.
”We are pleased and humbled to receive such prestigious accolades,” said James Bermingham, Managing Director, Montage Laguna Beach. “They are a great attribute to our staff’s passionate pursuit of excellence and their gracious personalized service. I am so proud of the team and their many accomplishments.”
Studio, set on a lushly landscaped ocean bluff with expansive windows overlooking the Pacific, offers an ever-changing array of seasonal dishes paired with wines from the resort’s extensive cellar. Menus include ala carte dishes and multiple-course tasting menus crafted from the freshest seasonal and artisanal ingredients, many sourced by a private forager. The private Chef’s Table can accommodate up to 12 in a luxuriously intimate space complete with a stone fireplace and exclusive views into the grand residential-style kitchen.
Spa Montage, the heart of the resort, is a serene sanctuary filled with the muted colors of nature. Features include separate men’s and women’s residential-style relaxation lounges and club-style locker rooms; indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, including The Gallery for private and after-hours events for bridal parties and other groups of up to six; an outdoor lap pool; fitness room and movement studio with panoramic ocean views; a boutique spa gallery and full-service salon. Signature treatments include Surrender for men, women, expectant mothers and couples, and a variety of ocean-, earth- and water-inspired massages, facials and more.