Montage Hotels & Resorts Launches Montage Academy, Offering an Engaging Twist on Remote Learning This Fall

Back-To-School Resort Packages for Family Travelers Enlighten and Energize Students With Monitored Study Halls, Virtual Tutors from Tutor.com, a Service of the Princeton Review, and Hands-On Elective Activities

USA, Orange County, California. September 09, 2020

Montage Hotels & Resorts is excited to launch Montage Academy, a new resort-based, back-to-school package and program to complement distanced learning for family travelers who have chosen remote learning for their children this fall. Debuting September 8, 2020 at Montage Deer Valley, Montage Laguna Beach, Montage Los Cabos and Montage Palmetto Bluff, Montage Academy offers full days of educational programming for younger guests ages six - 17, including a range of elective activities from art to cooking and woodshop to conservation, as well as downtime for parents to stay on top of work or relax while enjoying the luxury resort setting around them.

"We're delighted to be adding enriching programs and offerings to help families with remote learning and working during this very unusual time," said Alan J. Fuerstman, founder, chairman and CEO, Montage International. "With school start dates being pushed later into the year and children continuing virtual school sessions, we saw the need to create an environment that is conducive to remote learning and working. Montage Academy is designed to move students forward in their education, while giving parents - who by now are likely well aware of the challenges of remote learning - a much-needed break to enjoy the many pleasures that our properties provide."

Montage Academy Package

Guests who book the Montage Academy package for five nights or longer in a two-bedroom suite or residence, receive:

  • Complimentary upgrade to a three-bedroom accommodation, with the third bedroom for use as an office
  • "Work from Home" office amenities for parents and children alike including a widescreen monitor, wireless keyboard, and mouse
  • Access to an all-day monitored study hall during the school week
  • 24/7 access to instant virtual tutoring on 180+ subjects through Tutor.com, a service of The Princeton Review, that also offers: the Princeton Review test prep for SAT/ACT exams; video lesson libraries; practice quizzes in several subject area; a paper review service; flexibility for parents and their children to get one-on-one personalized support and instruction anywhere, anytime
  • One elective per day, including PE, Art, History, or Life Sciences
  • A Montage Academy swag tote bag complete with headphones, hand sanitizer, and a notebook

Montage Academy leaps beyond the typical virtual curriculum to inspire students with a program of study and in-person activities with a daily schedule broken into two sessions: study hall and electives. Students will have the opportunity to join a monitored study hall all day to accommodate their individual virtual needs and classroom schedules, and will have access to a learning concierge, who will introduce them to their virtual tutor to complete assigned classwork from their respective homerooms.

During the afternoon, Montage Academy students have the option to select from a menu of themed electives to experience onsite. Each elective incorporates an essential learning component and opportunity for hands-on participation to ensure tangibility and encourage creativity. Science and History electives, for instance, offer interactive lesson plans that play out across the resort with topics such as astronomy. Engineering gives future hospitality entrepreneurs a fascinating look behind the scenes at how Montage properties operate, from the central plant to spa operations. Physical Education offers active programming for all levels such as stand up paddle boarding, group sports, hiking, mountain biking, fly-fishing, archery, and more. Other subjects include Life Sciences such as farm-to-table cooking, and Art through assorted arts and crafts. Every program is specially tailored for each property and activities at each resort vary to preserve a unique sense of place for every destination. For example, Montage Los Cabos will offer Spanish lessons, Montage Laguna Beach will offer tidepool tours, and more.

With students participating in Montage Academy through the day, parents will be free to work remotely and enjoy Montage amenities at leisure, such as treatments at Spa Montage; sporting activities; or satiating their appetites and unwinding in style over signature cuisines at acclaimed on-property restaurants.

Students may alsi enroll in Montage Academy on an à la carte basis with five-day advance notice at $175 per full day or $725 for a full school week (Monday - Friday).

Montage Academy adheres to all health and safety guidelines, and guests will be reassured with Montage International's **Peace of Mind Commitment. The brand has also partnered with One Medical, a leading national digital health and primary care organization, to offer 24/7 virtual care services. Guests of Montage Hotels & Resorts will be offered a complimentary 30-day membership to One Medical's full suite of digital health services, while resort associates receive an annual membership.

For more information on Montage Hotels & Resorts, visit www.montagehotels.com.

**Each property invites guest to visit, knowing their health and safety are top of mind, and has taken steps to add additional health and safety protocols.


About Montage Hotels & Resorts

Media Contact:

Kacey Bruno
Vice President, Communications
Montage Hotels & Resorts
T: 949-715-6117
E: Kacey.Bruno@montage.com
W: http://www.montagehotels.com

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