Montage Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Marcus Jackson as General Manager of The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, a Montage Resort, in Bluffton, S.C. Jackson, who has spent almost six years as general manager of Montage Deer Valley, will oversee all operations of the classic Lowcountry address, including The Inn at Palmetto Bluff's two-year expansion project that will welcome 150 additional guestrooms and more than 30 Montage-branded residences in 2016.
A 12 year associate of the Montage Hotels & Resorts team, Jackson led all departments at Montage Deer Valley, building and cultivating a culture that has created one of the premier mountain lifestyle destinations in the world. Prior to his role at Montage Deer Valley, Jackson was on the pre-opening team of Montage Laguna Beach, where he went on to serve as resort manager for seven years overseeing day-to-day operations.
Jackson started his hospitality career with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, working his way to guest services manager for The Ritz-Carlton Houston. He then assisted in the hotel's rebranding to The St. Regis Houston before moving on to hold several executive positions with the MGM Mirage in Biloxi, Miss. and Las Vegas.
Born in Houston and raised in Scotland, Jackson graduated Cum Laude from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice. He served in the United States Army as an engineer and is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War, with nine military decorations. He will be joined in South Carolina by his wife Laura and their children Olivia and Joseph.
"Marcus Jackson did an extraordinary job opening Montage Deer Valley," said Alan Fuerstman, founder and CEO of Montage Hotels & Resorts. "He has been an integral part of our company's fabric, continued growth and success and I am thrilled that he will be leading the team at our first East Coast resort."
For more information or to make reservations at The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, a Montage Resort, please call (866)-706-6565 or visit www.montagehotels.com/palmettobluff.
About Montage Hotels & Resorts
Montage Hotels & Resorts is a hotel and resort management company founded by Alan J. Fuerstman. Designed to serve the luxury traveler and homeowner, the company features an artistic collection of distinctive hotels, resorts and residences in stunning settings that offer comfortable elegance, a unique sense of place and spirit, impeccable hospitality and memorable culinary, spa and lifestyle experiences. The portfolio of hotels, resorts and residences includes Montage Laguna Beach, Montage Beverly Hills, Montage Deer Valley, Montage Kapalua Bay (opening June 2014), and The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, a Montage Resort. In addition to its flagship hotel and resort portfolio, the company also operates some of the country's premiere golf courses, including The Prince course in Kauai, Hawaii; Spanish Peaks Mountain Club in Big Sky, Montana and The May River Golf Club in Bluffton, South Carolina. www.montagehotels.com
About Palmetto Bluff
Situated in the Lowcountry of South Carolina between Charleston and Savannah, Georgia, Palmetto Bluff is the largest remaining waterfront property on the East Coast and part of the Crescent Communities residential real estate portfolio. Currently evolving as a residential community and conservation preserve, the 20,000-acre development encompasses an extensive nature preserve; walking trails; a vibrant Wilson Village center complete with river access, boat storage and canoe club; restaurants; the AAA Five Diamond Inn at Palmetto Bluff; and a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. An array of southern-style residential neighborhoods ranging from multi-million dollar legacy family compounds to more traditionally sized, single-family lots are currently available. For more about Palmetto Bluff, please visit www.palmettobluff.com