Montage Beverly Hills, has announced the appointment of Mark Aldridge as the new Director of Sales and Marketing. Aldridge, who has also been named to the hotel’s Executive Committee, brings with him a performance-driven sales history and 16 years of international hotel experience. As Director of Sales and Marketing for the acclaimed hotel, Aldridge provides strategic leadership for all sales, marketing, revenue management, e-commerce and public relations activities. In addition to his work at the hotel and the executive level, Aldridge will connect with the community by taking an active role in local Beverly Hills organizations along with the brand’s Hearts of Montage associate volunteer program.

 “The addition of Mark Aldridge, a seasoned veteran with a global vision, to our talented team of hospitality professionals will help us continue to inspire excellence among our staff,” said Orlich. “His leadership and creativity will assure that Montage Beverly Hills continues to be among Los Angeles’ premier destinations.” Aldridge joins the property from The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, where he served as Director of Sales and Marketing for the past two years. Under his leadership, the property scored record-breaking financial results. He also oversaw the repositioning of the hotel through a transformative renovation. Aldridge held the same role for two years at The Ritz-Carlton, Denver, with comparable record-breaking financial and market share results.

 He was twice honored during his time with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company: as Sales Leader of the Year, Western USA and for Marketing Achievement, Western USA in 2012 and 2014, respectively. Previously, Aldridge was Opening Director of Sales & Marketing with The Waikiki EDITION in Honolulu, overseeing the global launch of the new EDITION hotel brand in partnership with boutique hotelier Ian Schrager and Marriott International. Additional roles in Aldridge’s professional history include Director of Sales and Marketing at London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square along with leadership positions at the Marriott International London Sales Office and the Renaissance Sydney Hotel. During his residency in London, he was an integral leader in the community serving on the board for SITE Great Britain and as a member of the British Museum Society.\

 Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Aldridge earned a Bachelor of Business degree in Hospitality Management from William Blue International Hotel Management School. Having lived in many places around the world, Aldridge further developed his inherent passion for food and wine while working with revered culinary masters including Chef Gordon Ramsay and Iron Chef’s Masaharu Morimoto. In his downtime, Aldridge enjoys travel, art, architecture, sailing, and exploring new offerings in the wine and culinary landscapes