The Rosewood story began in 1979 when a 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 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.
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is acquired by Hong Kong based Rosewood Hotel Group (formerly New World Hospitality.)
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 2017) are announced, signalling anticipated aggressive growth in the region.
Rosewood announces four upcoming properties: Phnom Penh in Cambodia, Bali and Jakarta in Indonesia, and Bangkok in Thailand.
Rosewood is awarded management of historic Hôtel de Crillon in Paris, scheduled to reopen in 2017.
Rosewood London opens in October.
Rosewood announces two new projects: Sanya and Guangzhou in mainland China
Rosewood Beijing opens in October as the first Rosewood property in China.
Rosewood assumes management of Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco in Tuscany.
Seven new projects are announced: Puebla, Mexico; Luang Prabang, Laos; Clearwater Bay in Hainan, mainland China; Edinburgh, Scotland; São Paulo, Brazil; Santa Barbara, California, U.S.; and Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Rosewood announces Rosewood Papagayo, Costa Rica opening 2019.
Rosewood assumes management of Rosewood Washington, D.C. on 21 April.