Living Luxury: Montage Hotels' James Bermingham

James Bermingham

 

How does a 25-year veteran of the hospitality industry define luxury? Luxury Travel Advisor checked in with James Bermingham, vice president of Montage Hotels & Resorts and managing director of Montage Laguna Beach, to find out. In his quarter of a century with luxury hotels, he has seen it all (and knows it all!). His career began at the Clarence Hotel in his hometown of Dublin. From there he moved on to work with ITT Sheraton and the Luxury Collection, as well as Mirage Resorts. So what luxury items make the cut? Read on...

 

Vacation Spot: No place beats Laguna Beach, CA


Car: I love my Jaguar XJ


Favorite Meal: Shepherd’s Pie with the family


Watch: Adidas—great stopwatch for soccer games


Mobile Phone: BlackBerry Curve


Music/Bands: U2, Rolling Stones, all of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s work


Laptop Style: Dell Latitude


Shoes: Dolce&Gabbana


Suit: Zegna, Hugo Boss


Drinks: Champagne, specifically Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Brut


Books: The Da Vinci Code, Lord of the Rings trilogy


Cologne: Bulgari


Hobbies: Coaching soccer and playing bad guitar


Cigar: Davidoff 1000

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