Michael Fuerstman

Co-Founder & Creative Director, Pendry Hotels

Michael Fuerstman is the Co-Founder & Creative Director of Pendry Hotels, the new luxury
brand from Montage International. In his role, Mr. Fuerstman oversees the development of
the brand and its execution in design, guest experience, programming, and new
development. Prior to his current role, Mr. Fuerstman was the Corporate Director,
Acquisitions and Development, for Montage Hotels & Resorts, responsible for new business
development and acquisition opportunities for the company. Mr. Fuerstman joined
Montage Hotels & Resorts in 2009 as the Residential Sales Operations Manager at Montage
Beverly Hills, where he led a team of sales associates in the strategic planning, marketing,
and sales for Montage Residences Beverly Hills. Prior to joining Montage Hotels & Resorts,
he was an Assistant Project Manager with The Athens Group, a luxury resort developer, and
was the co-founder of www.socialmonkey.com, one of the web’s first location-based, mobile
social networking websites.

Mr. Fuerstman is a graduate of Tufts University, with a B.A. in Political Science.

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