PALMETTO BLUFF, SC—Montage Hotels & Resorts announced today that the company is taking over the management of The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, to be renamed The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, a Montage Resort, on February 1, 2014, as the company’s first East Coast resort.
Crescent Communities, a diversified real estate investment, development and operating company, is investing more than $100 million to expand the resort located in Bluffton, SC. This announcement is the second new hotel announcement for Montage, a hotel, resort and residential management company, having previously announced in August 2013 the addition of Montage Kapalua Bay in Maui, which will open in early 2014.
The planned expansion will add 150 luxury rooms to the Inn’s 50 individual cottages—in a collection of buildings—as well as a premium Spa Montage and fitness center, meeting facilities and expanded dining facilities for guests and Palmetto Bluff property owners. In addition, Montage-branded residences will be on offer.
The Athens Group will serve as development partner, managing the expansion and leading a design team including Hart Howerton, HKS Hill Glazier Studio and Wilson Associates.
“The Inn at Palmetto Bluff has a rich history of being the premier Low country destination, with its unique beauty and highly acclaimed hospitality heritage of the South,” stated Alan Fuerstman, founder and CEO of Montage Hotels & Resorts. “We are delighted to add Palmetto Bluff to our portfolio and to be a part of making truly memorable experiences for our guests at this enchanting destination.”