Montage Hotels & Resorts has assumed management of The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, to be renamed The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, a Montage Resort, on Feb. 1. Crescent Communities - a real estate investment, development and operating company - is investing more than $100 million to expand the resort located in Bluffton, S.C., near Hilton Head.
The Inn at Palmetto Bluff will join Montage's collection that includes Montage Laguna Beach, Montage Beverly Hills, Montage Deer Valley and Kapalua Bay Maui. The Maui property is scheduled to open early next year.
The planned expansion will add 150 rooms to the Inn's 50 individual cottages - in a collection of buildings - as well as a Spa Montage and fitness center, meeting facilities and expanded dining facilities for guests and Palmetto Bluff property owners.
"The Inn at Palmetto Bluff has a rich history of being the premier Lowcountry destination, with its unique beauty and highly acclaimed hospitality heritage of the South," said Alan Fuerstman, Montage Hotels & Resorts Founder and CEO. "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."
Surrounded by rivers and abundant wildlife, Palmetto Bluff embodies the essence of Southern living, with screened porches and rustic fireplaces. Guests can experience kayaking, fishing, horseback riding and relaxing river cruises, as well as the Jack Nicklaus-designed May River Golf Course.