Appointed General Manager
At Montage Beverly Hills in Los Angeles - CA, USA
This is a return for Orlich to the heart of Beverly Hills where he was on the pre-opening team as the hotel manager in 2007. In 2010, Orlich was named general manager for Montage Laguna Beach where he has led the team to noteworthy success. A twelve year associate of Montage Hotels & Resorts, Orlich joined Montage Laguna Beach on the pre-opening team in 2002 as food and beverage director, where he was instrumental in positioning the property as an industry leader. Under his direction as general manager, the hotel generated many accolades including Five Star ratings from Forbes Travel Guide for the hotel, Spa Montage and Studio restaurant as well as the AAA Five Diamond Award for the resort. Orlich's leadership resulted in the resort being recognized locally as the "Top Workplace in Orange County" by the Orange County Register. Globally, Montage Laguna Beach was honored by Condé Nast Traveler with the "World Saver Award" for sustainable practices.
Born and raised in Kansas City, Orlich earned a Bachelor's degree in business communications and finance from the University of Arizona. Orlich started his hospitality career in leadership positions at Loews Ventana Canyon in Tucson, Ariz. and The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona.