James BerminghamExecutive Vice President, Operations
James Bermingham, Executive Vice President, Operations, is responsible for overseeing all aspects of operations for the company’s hotels and resorts, including owner relations, as well as supporting culture development and sales and marketing. In addition, Mr. Bermingham oversees Montage Residences Corporation, a subsidiary of the company.
Mr. Bermingham joined Montage in 2002 as part of the pre-opening team of Montage Laguna Beach, and helped to open the hotel in 2003 as its first General Manager. Mr. Bermingham was promoted to Vice President of Operations for the company in 2008. Prior to joining Montage, Mr. Bermingham was the General Manager of the Latham Hotel and Georgetown Inn in Washington, D.C., part of the MeriStar Hotels and Resorts collection of boutique luxury properties. Before that, Mr. Bermingham was the Vice President of Hotel Operations at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi, which was part of Mirage Resorts. Mr. Bermingham spent ten years with ITT Sheraton Corporation and the Luxury Collection, beginning in sales and marketing while in London, England, and eventually transferring to the United States where he ultimately became the General Manager of ITT Sheraton’s Five Diamond St. Regis Hotel in Houston, Texas.
Mr. Bermingham is an active member in his surrounding community in Orange County, California by participating with “Hearts of Montage,” a comprehensive outreach program which supports non-profit programs throughout Orange County. Mr. Bermingham has served on numerous Orange County non-profit and hospitality industry boards and committees, among them the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach, the Ocean Institute, the Anaheim and Orange County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and the Orange County Tourism Council.