Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has brought together a highly experienced team of talented hospitality professionals to lead its development.
Radha Arora brings 30 years’ luxury hospitality leadership experience to his role, including serving in top positions at some of the world’s finest and most celebrated luxury hotels. Mr. Arora joined the company from Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, where he was a 16-year veteran. His most recent position was Regional Vice President and General Manager of the Beverly Wilshire, as well as presiding over Four Seasons properties in the western United States and South Pacific.
Vice President - Development, Americas
Paul Arnold is responsible for leading expansion initiatives in the Americas. Prior to his move to the U.S., he was based in London and Dubai responsible for Rosewood’s expansion across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Mr. Arnold worked globally with Ernst & Young for 12 years, five of which were spent in the United States before relocating to Dubai where he helped establish, and later led, the firm's real estate, hospitality and leisure advisory services practice across the Middle East and North Africa. He began his career in the hospitality industry in operational roles at several hotels in the United States.
Vice President, Operations – Americas
Bede Barry joins Rosewood Hotel Group with more than 30 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry. Most recently, Bede was the Vice President of Operations at The Venetian Macao and The Parisian Macao under Sands China Ltd., the leading developer, owner and operator of multi-use integrated resorts and casinos in Macao. During his time with the brand, Bede additionally oversaw the operations of The Conrad Macao and The Holiday Inn Macao, leading the properties to a Forbes Five Star and Four Star Ratings, respectively. Prior to joining Sands China, Bede held the role of General Manager for Mandarin Oriental Macau, in addition to several other management positions with the Hyatt brand.
Vice President of Global Residential Development
Irene Hoek is responsible for overseeing the development and growth of Rosewood Hotel Group’s footprint in the European region. Irene joins Rosewood Hotel Group with more than 20 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry and branded residential segment. Most recently, she served as the managing director of real estate development at Aman Hotels & Resorts, where she oversaw the growth of the Aman footprint worldwide. Prior to that Irene spent more than three years with Dorchester Collection, where she served as the head of global development. Additionally, she has held senior leadership positions with InterContinental Hotels Group, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and BNY Capital Markets, Inc.
Vice President, Talent and Culture – Americas
Previously Vice President, Talent and Culture at Auberge Resorts Collection, Milet Lukey joins Rosewood with an impressive background that boasts over 25 years of experience in leadership roles at luxury hospitality houses. Before joining Auberge, Milet worked with SH Group Hotels, the management company that launched Baccarat Hotels and 1 Hotels and also oversees SH Collection properties. Additional experience in the industry includes a substantial tour with The Dorchester Collection, as well as fifteen years with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.
Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing
Caroline MacDonald oversees sales and marketing initiatives within Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, including the management and supervision of Rosewood’s five regional sales offices, and the properties’ directors of sales and marketing. Caroline has over 25 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry and prior to joining Rosewood, she spent fifteen years with Auberge Resorts. Most recently, she held the position of chief marketing officer for two years and previously, she served as senior vice president of sales and marketing for thirteen years. She was recently recognized as one of Los Angeles’s Woman of Influence by American City Business Journals and Bizwomen for 2016.
Vice President – Design and Project Services, Americas and Europe
Kip Townsend joins Rosewood Hotels & Resorts following a 19 year career with Hyatt where he most recently served as Vice President of Architecture and Design for the Americas. Mr. Townsend is no stranger to international architecture and design having completed projects with Hyatt in Dubai, Hamburg, Mendoza, Beijing, Ningbo, Goa, Buenos Aires, Delhi, and Sao Paulo among many other locations worldwide.
Vice President, Finance – Americas and Europe
Jeffrey Wong comes to the group from AccorHotels Group, where he most recently served as Vice President of Finance and Business Support for North and Central America. In this role, Jeffrey was responsible for overseeing 90 hotels in ten countries across 25 different brands, while simultaneously supporting development opportunities to optimize unit growth. Prior to his work with AccorHotels, Jeffrey was the Corporate Director of Finance and Business Support for Americas, East and Canada at InterContinental Hotels Group, where he managed corporate finance responsibilities for 28 managed hotels and 1,600 franchised hotels across six InterContinental brands.