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:

1979
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is established.

1980
Rosewood converts an historic mansion in Dallas into a celebrated restaurant and hotel – The Mansion on Turtle Creek.

1993
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.

1997
Rosewood opens the stunning Las Ventanas al Paraíso in Los Cabos – its first Mexico resort – to immediate worldwide acclaim.

1999
The Rosewood collection now numbers more than 10 properties.

2000
Rosewood announces the purchase and management of The Carlyle, New York’s iconic Upper East Side hotel.

2005
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts celebrates its 25th anniversary.

2006
Rosewood enters northern California with CordeValle, a premier golf resort in San Martin.

2007
Rosewood launches Sense – its proprietary spa brand based on the company’s A Sense of Place philosophy.

2010
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.

2011
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.

2012
Rosewood Beijing (opening 2014) and Rosewood Phuket (opening 2017) are announced, signalling anticipated aggressive growth in the region.

2013

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.

2014
Rosewood announces two new projects: Sanya and Guangzhou in mainland China

Rosewood Beijing opens in October as the first Rosewood property in China.

2015
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.

2016
Rosewood announces Rosewood Papagayo, Costa Rica opening 2019.

Rosewood assumes management of Rosewood Washington, D.C. on 21 April.