The Rosewood story began in 1979 when an historic mansion in Dallas, Texas was transformed into an acclaimed, world-class restaurant and hotel – The Mansion on Turtle Creek – whose success was the blueprint for all subsequent Rosewood hotels and resorts.
The ambition was to create a distinctive collection of luxurious, residential-style hotels: each property would deliver a one-of-a-kind ambience and style, in which location, culture, history and geography would become part of the fabric of the hotel.
Below are the significant milestones of the Rosewood journey:
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is established.
Rosewood converts an historic mansion in Dallas into a celebrated restaurant and hotel – The Mansion on Turtle Creek.
Rosewood enters the Caribbean in Caneel Bay in St. John, USVI and Little Dix Bay in Virgin Gorda, BVI – both originally developed by conservationist and philanthropist Laurance Rockefeller.
Rosewood opens its first hotel in the Middle East – Hotel Al Khozama in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Rosewood opens the stunning Las Ventanas al Paraíso in Los Cabos – its first Mexico resort – to immediate worldwide acclaim.
The Rosewood collection now numbers more than 10 properties.
Rosewood announces the purchase and management of The Carlyle, New York’s iconic Upper East Side hotel.
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts celebrates its 25th anniversary.
Rosewood enters northern California with CordeValle, a premier golf resort in San Martin.
Rosewood launches Sense – its proprietary spa brand based on the company’s A Sense of Place philosophy.
Verdes – Rosewood’s green initiative and pledge to Value the Earth’s Resources and Demonstrate Environmental Sensitivity – is established in every property.
Rose Buds children’s program debuts at all hotels and resorts.
Hong Kong-based New World Hospitality acquires Rosewood Hotels & Resorts with a commitment to accelerated international expansion.
Historic Hotel Georgia in Vancouver re-opens after comprehensive restoration as Rosewood’s first Canadian city hotel.
Rosewood Beijing (opening 2014) and Rosewood Phuket (opening 2015) are announced, signalling anticipated aggressive growth in the region.
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts unveils a refreshed hotel brand under the umbrella of “A Sense of Place - A personal journey of authentic and exquisite discoveries.” The launch is accompanied by a new logo and website, advertising campaign and a series of global initiatives.
Rosewood London opens in October after extensive renovation to its Edwardian structure.
Rosewood announces future properties in Chongqing (2015), Phnom Penh (2015), Bangkok (2017), Jakarta (2017) and Bali (2017.)
Rosewood is awarded management of historic Hôtel de Crillon in Paris, scheduled to reopen 2015 and with Karl Lagerfeld commissioned to design two suites.
Rosewood announces new project in Sanya, the first resort destination in mainland China to open in 2017.