Hermann Elger was born in Mexico City, and received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Hotel Management at the University of Denver. He started his luxury hotel career in 1993 where he joined The Ritz Carlton team in Aspen, Colorado, and has since held various positions in the hospitality industry. After four years in the position of Hotel Manager at the Ritz Carlton in Cancun, Mexico, Elger was appointed the position of General Manager at the five diamond oceanfront resort. Today Mr. Elger is the General Manager at Montage Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, right in the heart of Beverly Hills known worldwide for its luxury retailers and extraordinary restaurants. Montage Beverly Hills features 201 well-appointed guestrooms, including 55 suites, all paying tribute to both old Hollywood glamour and modern day luxury. Its design is inspired by the Spanish Colonial Revival architecture and Mediterranean styling, and furnished with classic elegant pieces reminiscent of the Golden Age of California. Elger has more than 18 years in the luxury hotel business.
Where were you born ?
How long in Los angeles:
Three months, but I have been visiting all my life.
General Manager, Montage Beverly Hills
Best place for late night dining:
Father’s Office in Santa Monica
Richard Ruskell’s cakes
Best place for a romantic date:
The Little Door
Best place for a power business meeting:
The Lobby Lounge at Montage Beverly Hills
All-around favorite spot in Los angeles:
Santa Monica Pier for fun family activities.
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
Montage Beverly Hills
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Two Rodeo Drive
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
Michael Beaudry for jewelry, deLaCour for watches.
Spa Montage at Montage Beverly Hills
Favorite Charity Event:
Our ongoing Hearts of Montage community outreach events.
Favorite Cultural Event:
Concerts at the Hollywood Bowl
Favorite Cultural Institution:
The Griffith Park Observatory
Best Aspect of Los angeles:
The incredible cultural variety.
The Conservatory Grill
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
Fitness Center at Montage Beverly Hills
Our Replenishing Stones massage at Spa Montage
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
Empire CLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services
The Getty Center
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
The Original Farmer’s Market