Rick Riess

Managing Director

Rick Riess, managing director of Montage Laguna Beach, oversees all operations for the 248-room resort. A veteran hospitality executive with more than 35 years of experience, he joined Montage from Sea Island, where he was managing director. Previously, Mr. Riess was president and CEO of Plumpjack Group, where he oversaw resorts, wineries, restaurants, retail and real estate development; chief operating officer and founding partner of Auberge Resorts; and regional vice president for Grand Bay Hotels and Resorts' Western Division. He began his career at Hyatt Hotels Corporation, where he spent 18 years in management positions.