Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

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Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
Private subsidiary
FoundedDallas, Texas (1979)
FounderCaroline Rose Hunt
HeadquartersNew World Tower 1, 18 Queen's Road, Hong Kong[citation needed]
Number of locations
Area served
Key people
Sonia Cheng, Chief Executive Officer, Rosewood Hotel Group Radha Arora, President, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
OwnerRosewood Hotel Group
ParentRosewood Hotel Group

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is an international luxury hotel and resort company operating 27 hotels in 15 countries, currently owned by Hong Kong-based Rosewood Hotel Group (formerly New World Hospitality and rebranded in May 2013). It was founded in Dallas, Texas in 1979 by Caroline Rose Hunt, the daughter of oil tycoon H. L. Hunt. The company was sold by Rosewood Corp. and Maritz, Wolff & Co in 2011 to New World Hospitality for $229 million along with five of the properties that were sold for $570 million. Arranged by Perkins Coie, the $800 million deal was awarded “Merger & Acquisition of the Year 2011” by the Americas Lodging Investment Summit.[1][2]


Caroline Rose Hunt founded Rosewood in 1979, desiring to create residential-style luxury hotels that would provide guests with attentive personalized services.[3] A year later, Hunt converted the mansion of Texas cotton magnate Sheppard King into Rosewood's first hotel, The Mansion on Turtle Creek, located in the upscale Turtle Creek neighborhood.[4][5][6]

Acquisition by Rosewood Hotel Group[edit]

Hong-Kong based company Rosewood Hotel Group (formerly New World Hospitality and rebranded in May 2013) is a subsidiary of Chow Tai Fook Enterprises, a privately owned Hong Kong-based company. Previously, Rosewood Hotel Group was the hotel management arm of New World China Land, a subsidiary of New World Group. The company announced in June 2011 that it had signed a purchase and sale agreement to acquire Rosewood Hotels & Resorts from Rosewood Corp. and Maritz, Wolff & Co. Chief Executive Officer of Rosewood Hotel Group, Sonia Cheng, stated the deal "represents a strategic direction for our company to establish a robust presence in the international luxury hospitality arena and, particularly with our strong Asia base, Rosewood will be positioned for substantially accelerated global growth." She added that the company would "treasure and protect Rosewood's legacy, people and reputation" with Caroline Hunt, honorary chairperson of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, saying it was a "source of satisfaction" that Rosewood would be joining a company that "appreciates the heritage of Rosewood and the values on which it was built."[7][8] The deal was completed on July 29, 2011 with Rosewood Hotel Group stating in a press release that Rosewood would operate as the ultra-luxury brand of its business and that the company was looking to double the size of Rosewood's property portfolio within five years.[9]



  1. ^ "ALIS AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED". Americas Lodging Investment Summit. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Rosewood Deal Named M&A of the Year by ALIS". Perkins Coie. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  3. ^ "About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts". Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  4. ^ Bosch, Hayley. "Hotel Of The Day: Rosewood Mansion On Turtle Creek". Forbes. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  5. ^ "Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek". Travel and Leisure. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  6. ^ "Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek". U.S. News. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  7. ^ "Rosewood is Selling the Management Group of The Mansion to New World Hospitality". D Magazine. 20 June 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  8. ^ Brandt, Nadja (20 June 2011). "Luxury-Hotelier Rosewood to Be Bought by New World China for $229 Million". Bloomberg. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  9. ^ "New World Hospitality Completes Purchase of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts". PRNewswire. Retrieved 15 February 2012.

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