Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Names New President

August 1, 2011

Rosewood President and CEO John Scott Passes Leadership Torch to Radha Arora

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts announced today that Radha Arora has been appointed president of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, the ultra-luxury hotel management company based in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Radha will assume his new post September 5, 2011. Current President and Chief Executive Officer Mr. John M. Scott III plans to step down after leading Rosewood for eight years in which Rosewood doubled the number of properties under his management.

Mr. Arora has more than 30 years of luxury hospitality experience and will be responsible for ensuring continuity in Rosewood's exceptional service delivery and product offerings at the company's internationally acclaimed hotels and resorts.  Additionally, Mr. Arora will lead Rosewood’s experienced team of hospitality professionals as the company expands globally with a five-year growth plan of doubling the number of properties under management or in development.

Mr. Arora joins Rosewood from Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts where he was regional vice president and general manager of Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel and was responsible for Four Seasons properties in Bora Bora, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Seattle and Las Vegas. In his 16-year career with Four Seasons, he held management positions at Four Seasons hotels in Philadelphia, Toronto, Hawaii and Goa, India. 

"Leading Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," says Mr. Arora. "I have tremendous respect for the company's rich heritage and will protect and maintain its unique culture and high standards and while expanding Rosewood's worldwide audience." He added, "I look forward to forging close relationships with Rosewood's strong team of hospitality professionals, visionary hotel owners, loyal guests, members of the travel industry and the communities in which Rosewood operates. I also want to commend John Scott for his dedication and leadership as Rosewood’s president and chief executive officer. His visionary management of this company created one of the most valuable brands in the luxury segment and I’m honored to be his successor."

"I’m extremely proud of what we have accomplished at Rosewood," said Mr. Scott, Rosewood’s chief executive officer since 2003. "I’m confident in Rosewood's talented leadership team, the gifted group of professionals with whom I’ve enjoyed working over the years and in Rosewood's ability to expand into more of the world’s most desirable destinations. This transition feels very natural to me at this point in my personal and professional life." Mr. Scott will remain close to Rosewood as an advisor during the transition period.

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. 

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