Rosewood Hotels and Resorts appoints Bernhard Wimmer as Managing Director of Rosewood Hotel Georgia

September 18, 2013

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts®, one of the world's most respected ultra-luxury hotel groups, is delighted to announce that Bernhard Wimmer has been appointed Managing Director of Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver, British Columbia. In this role, Wimmer will oversee all areas of the legendary hotel including 1927, Sense, A Rosewood Spa® and Reflections. 

"Bernhard Wimmer is the ideal candidate to lead Rosewood Hotel Georgia, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the Rosewood family," said Radha Arora, President of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. "We have every confidence in Bernhard's ability to carry on Rosewood Hotel Georgia's legacy as the preeminent luxury hotel in Vancouver and look forward to watching him bring the renowned hotel to new heights."

An industry veteran, Wimmer brings more than 15 years of luxury hospitality experience to Rosewood Hotel Georgia. Prior to joining Rosewood, Wimmer spent 10 years with Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts. Most recently, he served as general manager of Golden Flower Hotel, a Shangri-La hotel in Xian, China. Prior to that, he held the position of resident manager at Shangri-La Hotel in Qingdao and Shangri-La Hotel in Beijing. While at both hotels, Wimmer oversaw the development of the luxurious Valley Wings, which created additional rooms and dining lounge space for premier guests. 

Before joining Shangri-La, Wimmer spent four years with the Ritz Carlton Hotel Company, where he held key positions at several different international properties. Working his way up the chain, he first served as rooms manager of The Ritz Carlton in Dubai, before moving to Kuala Lumpur to become executive assistant manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur. In 2003, Wimmer moved to the United States to serve as the executive assistant manager of The Ritz Carlton in Marina Del Ray and The Ritz Carlton Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena.

When not traveling the globe, he enjoys playing the Cello and horseback riding. Wimmer currently resides in Vancouver.

About Rosewood Hotel Georgia:

Since 1927, the Hotel Georgia has represented Vancouver's most stylish and elegant retreat at the beating heart of the city.  The legendary property is located just steps away from long stretches of sea wall, the downtown shopping and business districts and Canada’s greenest convention centre.  Named “Top City of the Americas” in Conde Nast Traveler’s 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards, Vancouver’s reputation as a world-class city, flanked by magnificent snow-kissed mountains and the Pacific Ocean continues to shine. The 156-room hotel is home to Hawksworth Restaurant, led by visionary chef David Hawksworth; Sense, A Rosewood Spa®, offering a menu of West-Coast treatments; thoughtfully designed meetings facilities; a heritage ballroom and spacious lounges, which act as a tranquil and enticing haven in this radiant downtown hub. www.rosewoodhotelgeorgia.com 

About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts:

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® manages 18 one-of-a-kind luxury properties in eight countries.  Each Rosewood hotel embraces the brand’s A Sense of Place® philosophy to reflect the individual location’s history, culture and sensibilities.  The Rosewood collection includes some of the world’s most legendary hotels and resorts, including The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel in New York and Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek® in Dallas, Texas, USA. For more information:  rosewoodhotels.com

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