Justine Amodeo 2017-12-06 04:43:28
Offering a unique sense of spirit and place, every Montage property has put its own merry spin on the holiday season. If you desire a colorful, festive holiday with loved ones, Montage Hotels & Resorts from coast to coast are getting ready to spread some spirit with holidayinspired libations, special cooking classes, themed spa treatments and interactive baking classes. With programs including pop-up Champagne lounges featuring Veuve Clicquot and a social media mistletoe campaign, everyone in the family can find ways to create unique memories this season. MEMORIES UNDER THE MISTLETOE, ALL PROPERTIES Now until New Year’s Day, guests are invited to snap a photo with friends and family under the mistletoe located at every Montage Hotel & Resort and share their memory with followers on their social media pages, utilizing the hashtags #MontageMistletoe and #MontageMemory. Each week, the properties will share their favorite Mistletoe at Montage memories. HOLIDAY SPIRITS AT MONTAGE PALMETTO BLUFF At Montage Palmetto Bluff, guests can toast The 12 Cocktails of Christmas from Dec. 13-24 at Octagon Bar & Gathering Place as well as at River House Lounge, where festive libations will be offered daily. Follow them on social media to get a taste of the holiday crafted by the resort’s master mixologists, who each day will post a different photo with a cocktail recipe to get guests in the spirit. Drinks like a festive Winter Pear Martini, delightful Snickerdoodle in a glass (who doesn't love a good Christmas cookie) and Cinnamon Apple Spritz are among the creative cocktails. MOVIES WITH FOOD TRUCKS AND A BOURBON WAGON AT MONTAGE PALMETTO BLUFF On Dec. 23, from 5:30-10:30 p.m., guests can enjoy dinner and a movie on the Village Green with casual bites from the food truck Big Carol and a showing of holiday classics, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Frosty the Snowman,” “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and more. At 8:30 p.m., they’ll break out the custom Bourbon Wagon for adults and celebrate the season with the Griswolds and “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” FIRESIDE S’MORES AND MUSIC AT MONTAGE LAGUNA BEACH Each winter holiday season, Montage Laguna Beach presents “Christmas Eve Magic” on Dec. 24 from 6-8 p.m. for families to gather around the fire pit for s’mores, cocoa and cider as they enjoy the music of live carolers. Children can write a letter to Santa and take a professional photo with him as a holiday keepsake. This event is complimentary for overnight resort guests. FESTIVE SPA TREATMENTS AT MONTAGE LAGUNA BEACH For wellness-focused guests, Spa Montage Laguna Beach is offering various festiveinspired treatments to awaken your holiday spirit. Options include the warming ginger massage, featuring restorative ginger oil to relieve tension areas and boost the immune system, and lemon juniper detox massage, which uses refreshing coastal aromatics such as rosemary and thyme blended with uplifting lemon and juniper to detoxify the body. INTERACTIVE BAKING CLASSES AT MONTAGE BEVERLY HILLS For something unique for the little ones at Montage Beverly Hills, families can bring their children to the interactive baking class, Montage Petite Baker, with Executive Pastry Chef Amanda Lavin on Dec. 9 and 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the hotel’s dedicated pastry kitchen. The fun and festive culinary class will also include lunch and children will also get to take home their baked goods, a culinary certificate, hat and a signature apron. Four-day advance notice and reservations are required. To reserve, please contact Angela Glass at 310-860-5848 or firstname.lastname@example.org. APRÈS-SKI CHEER AT MONTAGE DEER VALLEY For the third ski season in a row, Montage Deer Valley is offering the ultimate après-ski experience at The Après Lounge opening Dec. 16 and running each day of the season from noon to 4 p.m. Located outside Compass Sports at the base of the popular Ruby and Empire ski lifts, the lounge features Veuve Clicquot Champagnes and a special menu to celebrate Le Grande Dame’s 200th anniversary. The Après Lounge can be enjoyed during the day as a way to take a break from the slopes and warm up next to the fireplace with a glass of bubbles, or can be reserved for a private event after hours. During the holidays, family guests can reserve The Après Lounge for social gatherings and choose special Champagne pairings from Veuve Clicquot to match with Apex Chef de Cuisine Christian Ojeda's unique culinary creations. The intimate setting of the Après Lounge is a truly magical midmountain experience. A POP-UP CHAMPAGNE HALE AT MONTAGE KAPALUA BAY Montage Kapalua Bay welcomes back the Champagne Hale (meaning “house” in Hawaiian and pronounced “hah-leh”) at Cliff House, which once again will be transformed into a one-of-a-kind popup for the holidays. The venue will feature delicious light bites and, of course, an ample supply of Veuve Clicquot. Guests can experience the finest Maui sunsets while enjoying a variety of Champagnes and customized “sunset tasting flights” with a curated menu of perfectly paired festive fare from Montage Kapalua Bay’s Executive Chef Chris Damskey. Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, Rosé, La Grand Dame and La Grand Dame Rosé will be served along with Veuve Clicquot Rich, which returns to the Champagne Hale—the exclusive venue in Hawaii to pour this refreshing cocktail. Small bites include a half dozen Kusshi oysters on the half shell with a choice of dressings; bigeye tuna tartare with local avocado, ginger shoyu dressing and radish; Surfing Goat cheese “Pavlova” with pickled Kula strawberries, blackberries and crispy wafers; Kona kampachi crudo with cranberry juice, ginger and wasabi; and fresh burrata and local tomatoes with Champagne shallot vinaigrette and Thai basil on brioche toast. The limited time venue—one in a series of Clicquot destinations—is open Dec. 17-22 and Dec. 27-31 from 4:30-8:30 p.m.
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