The Desert Sun’s Sherry Barkas writes that Irvine-based luxury hotel company, Montage International, will be the operator of two planned hotels, being developed by Encinitas-based developer, The Robert Green Company, at the 525 acre, city-owned SilverRock Resort in La Quinta.

Montage La Quinta will be a 140-room five-star quality, luxury hotel, featuring a signature Spa Montage and fitness center along with multi-generational recreation center, resort pool and the brand’s signature Paintbox children’s program. The La Quinta Pendry will be a 200-room luxury hotel with a fitness center. Also planned, as part of the 360 million dollar development, are 29 four and five bedroom residences at the Montage Las Quinta and 66 two and three bedroom residences at the Pendry La Quinta.  The project will break ground this summer with completion scheduled for late 2019. In the first phase of the project, the back nine holes of the existing Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course will be closed to realign three of the holes to make room for the luxury hotel. The course will be fully open again by Nov. 1.

The resort, with its planned luxury and lifestyle hotels, 62,000-square-foot convention center and residential, commercial, retail and recreational features, is expected to bring La Quinta more than $50 million in additional revenue over the first 15 years, starting this year as developers pull permits. A second 18-hole golf course is also planned, based on need.

Montage International has hotels in Beverly Hills, Deer Valley, Kapalua Bay, Laguna Beach and Palmetto Bluff and another is set to open in Los Cabos in 2018.  The first Pendry, developed by The Rpbert Green Company, opened in San Diego last month and a Baltimore site is set to open later this month. Others are planned in West Hollywood, New York and other locations.

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