Montage Hotels is committed to delivering an elevated guest experience with a devotion to refined living. With properties currently spread from South Carolina to Hawaii guests can expect impeccable experiences as well as a welcoming ambiance. It is this same attention to detail that we can expect when Montage Big Sky at Spanish Peaks opens in 2021.
According to the company’s website “Montage Big Sky is nestled within Big Sky’s 3,530-acre Spanish Peaks enclave, and less than an hour’s drive from the gates of Yellowstone National Park, Montage Big Sky will offer a year-round mountain paradise for luxury adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Guests will enjoy ski-in, ski-out access to Big Sky Resort’s 5,800 skiable acres, an onsite 18-hole Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course, close proximity to world-renowned fly-fishing along with an abundance of hiking, wildlife spotting, mountain biking, Nordic skiing and snowshoeing trails.”
The property will boast 150 guestrooms and suites, as well as 39 ultra-luxe Montage Residences, and feature a modern mountain design that feels like a welcoming classic ski lodge. Expect Montage Big Sky to feature “sweeping alpine vistas and vaulted ceilings accented by a timeless palette of regional woods and stones.”
Montage Hotels & Resorts has a 15 year track record of developing properties that reflect their natural settings, and Montage Big Sky will not change the course. The company’s CEO Alan Fuerstman is quoted with saying, “the whole idea behind Montage was to strip out the stuffiness. Luxury isn’t pinkies out and high tea. When I refer to ‘ultra-luxury,’ I’m talking about a quality level, a style of service. It’s less scripted and highly personalized. Luxury travelers don’t just want to be pampered, they want to experience what the region has to offer. It’s important that our hotels have a local vibrancy to them. And that each hotel design and aesthetic pays homage to the place. Our approach is to be local in each environment – never a cookie-cutter approach. In Big Sky, enjoying what nature has provided is a big part of the experience. It’s all inspired by what’s there. The palette of materials is regional wood and stones, all of a local flavor. And the quality of the craftsmanship is incredible.”
Fuerstman goes on to say “I love what Big Sky has to offer. It’s such a tremendous feeling to be in Montana. Running the Spanish Peaks club got us excited about doing a development where you can ski in and ski out, head right out for a mountain bike ride or hike, and the 18th hole of the Tom Weiskopf gold course finishes right off the lobby. You don’t have to be shuttled to golf or ski, and there are mountain vistas in every direction.”
With it’s local flavor intact, Montage Big Sky will deliver the amenities and service that anyone would expect of an ultra-luxury resort. There’s the Signature Spa Montage and state of the art fitness center. A mix of five dining venues, ranging from a locally inspired restaurant to a poolside bar and outdoor grill will grace the property and offer guests a range of options. Montage Big Sky will also offer plenty of family-oriented recreation beyond what Big Sky has to offer, including a game center and arcade, a recreation room, and a four-lane bowling alley. The Montage CEO knows the importance of family oriented travel, and stated that they are “seeing a tremendous amount of multigenerational travel, so programming for all generations is exceedingly important. We’ve got parents, kids, and grandparents, and they’re all active.”
A signature of all Montage properties is the Paintbox program for kids in the 5-12 year old range, which provides daily signature activities that range from wildlife identification to making DIY lip balm. The offerings vary upon season and when winter comes, kids can take advantage of tubing, snowshoeing, and even indoor swimming.
Speaking to the growing trend of multigenerational family travel, Fuerstman says Montage Big Sky at Spanish Peaks will include more suites than standard guestrooms in response. While residences will range from two-bedroom 2,300 square feet homes, to six-bedroom 8,000 square feet floor plans. Residents can live full or part-time at Big Sky, or join Montage’s optional management program, while taking advantage of the resort’s amenities such as in-residence dining, housekeeping, maintenance, security, and concierge services.
Alan Fuerstman, Montage CEO, in closing states “I think people who know Big Sky but not Montage, will appreciate how welcoming we will be to the community, how great our place will be for gatherings and entertainment. Our lobby will be filled with hotel guests and community alike.” As for those who are familiar with the Montage, “there hasn’t been a luxury product in this marketplace, so it will certainly attract visitors to Big Sky who’ve never been. They’ll appreciate the incredible skiing, the tremendous golf course, and our proximity to Yellowstone. They can stay with us and enjoy the park, and all our outdoor programming and experiences. Montage guest will love Big Sky.”