Founder, Montage International
WHY: Luxe hotel expert that got his start as doorman at a Marriott property, founded Montage in 2002 with flagship Laguna Beach property opening following year. Eight properties in portfolio, whose values approach $3B.
RECENT: Montage and sister company Pendry Hotels—run by son, Michael—have several projects in works in multiple states. Long-planned Pendry West Hollywood slated to open next year; Montage Big Sky, first five-star resort in Montana, to open in 2021.
NOTABLE: Pendry described as “new luxury” concept for younger demographic.