Vito Romeo Appointed Managing Director of Rosewood Sanya

June 7, 2018

Mr. Vito Romeo has been appointed managing director of Rosewood Sanya which opened August 2017 as the first China resort for the ultra-luxury Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® brand.

A native Italian, Mr. Romeo has more than 30 years’ hospitality experience and has held senior hotel manager positions all over the world, most recently as general manager at The Ritz-Carlton Chengdu and previously at Shangri-La Bosphorus Istanbul and Shangri-La Vancouver.

Mr. Romeo has a degree in hospitality management from the Institut Paul Bocuse in Lyon, France, and is also a graduate of Cornell University’s general managers program. He began his hospitality career as an apprentice chef at La Coupole Hotel Mirabeau in Monte Carlo. Over the next decade he progressed through both kitchen and food and beverage management roles in leading luxury hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants in Monaco, Paris, London and New York. His comprehensive resume of hotel operations, with a particular passion for food and beverage, includes close working relationships with legendary chefs Alain Ducasse and Joel Robuchon.

Aside from being well-travelled, Mr. Romeo loves architecture, golf, cooking and collecting cookbooks, and passionately follows Juventus Football Club.


About Rosewood Sanya
Located in Haitang Bay, Sanya on Hainan Island, the ultra-luxury Rosewood Sanya is the first Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® China resort, set within 16 hectares (40 acres) of landscaped gardens surrounding the Sanya Forum. Rosewood Sanya offers 246 spacious, oceanfront guestrooms, including 45 with balcony plunge pools, and five restaurants and lounges. A dramatic 110-meter infinity-edge sky pool on the 13th floor showcases sweeping South China Sea views. Other recreational facilities include Sense, A Rosewood Spa, a health club, fitness studio, indoor yoga studio and an outdoor yoga platform. A family recreation room complements a kid’s club and second outdoor swimming pool. Nearly 3,425 square meters of meeting and function space includes a pillar-free ballroom, six salons and The Pavilion, a Rosewood signature residential-style meeting and function space, with a sea view terrace and open show kitchen.

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