Web Exclusive: Montage launches book collaboration with Zibby Media

Montage Hotels & Resorts has partnered with Zibby Media to help enrich the lives and experiences of its guests. Zibby Media founder/CEO Zibby Owens is an author, publisher, podcaster and owner of Zibby’s Bookshop, an independent bookstore in Santa Monica, CA, and has curated a selection of books for Montage.

The books are available for purchase at on-site boutiques across six Montage locations and at shopmontage.com.

“The goal of this partnership is to enhance the overall guest experience with curated reading options for our guests,” said Azadeh Hawkins, global creative director, Montage International. “Montage now offers guests a selection of adult and children’s books inspired by each of our destinations. This partnership provides an immersive and personalized experience that goes hand-in-hand with the exceptional service that Montage is known for.”

Owens is not ot only a bookstore owner. She is also the author of “Bookends: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Literature,” the children’s book, “Princess Charming” and a forthcoming novel, “BLANK,” and is also the host of the podcast, “Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books.”

“The synergy between Montage and Zibby Media makes us ideal partners for a collaboration,” Hawkins noted. “Both brands understand guest preferences, ensuring that the reading materials provided align seamlessly with the diverse tastes and interests of Montage’s discerning clientele. Additionally, both Montage and Zibby Media understand the importance of personalization in the hospitality industry. Zibby’s ability to curate books that cater to individual preferences aligns with Montage’s commitment to providing personalized and tailored experiences for each guest.”

Additionally, Owens started Zibby Media, which includes the podcast, bookstore, a book club, magazine, retreats, classes and its own publishing imprint.

“Montage seeks to offer more than luxurious accommodations,” Hawkins said. “By providing curated reading materials online and in our shops, we are allowing guests to get lost in a good book while vacationing at one of our properties; whether it be in their rooms, by the pool or somewhere outdoors, guests can find moments of solace and relaxation.”

The books will be for guests of all ages, including picture books, and selections are inspired by each property’s location.

“We have no end date in mind for this partnership as we intend for it to be a long-lasting collaboration,” Hawkins said.

Currently, guests can take advantage of the offerings at Montage Big Sky, Montage Deer Valley, Montage Healdsburg, Montage Kapalua Bay, Montage Laguna Beach and Montage Palmetto Bluff.