Monday, 20 June 2011 14:30
HONG KONG, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Hong Kong-based New World Hospitality hotel management company has signed a purchase and sale agreement to acquire Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, L.L.C., a privately held ultra-luxury hotel management company based in Dallas, Texas, USA, from current owners Rosewood Corp.and Maritz, Wolff & Co. The closing date for the USD229.5 million purchase is 29 July 2011. Rosewood Hotels & Resorts will operate as the premium luxury brand in New World Hospitality's portfolio.
With New World Hospitality's support, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, a recognized leader in luxury hospitality, is now poised to elevate its properties to even higher acclaim and expand its reach into new international markets. This development heralds the latest stage in the evolution of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, from the 1979 opening of its flagship property, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas, to a collection of 19 hotel properties in eight countries that includes some of the most legendary hotels and resorts in the world.
"We will be thrilled to welcome Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, one of the industry's most illustrious hotel groups, into our family," says Sonia Cheng, chairman of New World Hospitality. "This acquisition 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."
"Rosewood's dedication to the highest calibre of luxury hotel operations and commitment to providing authentic and distinctive guest experiences is a perfect fit with our own culture and vision. We will treasure and protect Rosewood's legacy, people and reputation."
"We are very excited to be on the cusp of joining hands with a partner that has a deep appreciation for our history, culture and unique brand," says John Scott, president and CEO of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. "We are both dedicated to ensuring that Rosewood guests continue to receive a seamlessly superlative experience at Rosewood properties."
Caroline Rose Hunt, honorary chairperson of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts says: "It is a source of satisfaction to know that Rosewood Hotels & Resorts will be joining a company that appreciates the heritage of Rosewood and the values on which it was built. We see a bright future for Rosewood and all the people who contributed to its great success."
New World Hospitality management will share more information upon completion of the acquisition transaction.
About New World Hospitality:
Hong Kong-based New World Hospitality manages the New World Hotels brand of deluxe properties in China and Southeast Asia, as well as the select service pentahotels brand currently represented in Shanghai and Beijing. The group is aggressively expanding its portfolio with more than 20 properties under development. The company is a member of New World Group, a Hong Kong-based leading conglomerate and principal investor in many New World Hospitality properties, which has owned and developed world class, luxury hotel properties for 20 years. For further information, please visit www.newworldhospitality.com.
About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts:
Founded in 1979, and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, USA, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts manages one-of-a-kind luxury properties in the world's most desired destinations. Rosewood properties embrace the company's A Sense of Place® philosophy, reflecting the history, architecture, scale and sensibilities of the destination. With 19 properties in eight countries, the Rosewood collection includes some of the most legendary hotels and resorts in the world including Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek® in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, as well as contemporary classics such as Rosewood Sand Hill® in California, and Rosewood San Miguel de Allende® and Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort in Mexico. Rosewood also offers Sense® spa -- featuring treatments reflective of the location's culture and natural environment -- available exclusively at select properties. For more information on Rosewood Hotels & Resorts or Sense, A Rosewood Spa®, please call +1 888 ROSEWOOD or visit www.rosewoodhotels.com.
SOURCE New World Hospitality and http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-world-hospitality-to-add-rosewood-hotels--resorts-brand-to-its-portfolio-124178039.html also later published in bloomberg
The Carlyle Hotel A Rosewood Hotel on 35 East 76th Street New York, NY 10021 is perhaps best known as President Kennedy's home away from home when he visited New York.
The Carlyle Hotel, known formally as The Carlyle, is a combination luxury and residential hotel located at 35 East 76th Street on the northeast corner of Madison Avenue, in the Upper East Side area of New York City. The hotel is designed in Art Deco style and was named after Scottish essayist Thomas Carlyle.
And Jacqueline Kennedy lived at the Carlyle for more than a year when she returned to New York after her husband's assassination. In more recent times, the Carlyle has served as the temporary residence of choice—one might go so far as to call it a rite of passage—for flush New Yorkers whose Fifth or Park Avenue residences are undergoing renovation.
Owned by Maritz, Wolff & Co., the Los Angeles-based company founded in 1994 by Wolff and Philip “Flip” Maritz.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-04-06/oakland-a-s-owner-wolff-seeks-1-8-billion-return-on-hotel-deals.html and http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703518704576258992311159126.html
A Brief History
Reputedly named for British essayist Thomas Carlyle, the 35-story hotel, designed by the architectural firm of Bien & Prince, was completed in 1930. A newspaper account of the time described the design as a "diversified setback style," which provides private terraces for some guest rooms and suites. Despite the much-altered Manhattan skyline during the past 75 years, The Carlyle continues to dominate the Upper East Side over which it presides.
The Carlyle's guest list reads like a "Who's Who" of world business and entertainment affairs. Every American president since Truman has visited. Its rich history includes visiting Royals and heads-of-state—HRH, The Prince of Wales; the late Diana, Princess of Wales; their Majesties, the Kings and Queens of Denmark, Greece, Spain and Sweden have all visited.
The Carlyle is a mecca for the world's most influential individuals from the art world, be they collectors, curators, or gallery owners. Fervent shoppers can enjoy the large selection of fine international shops and stores for which Madison Avenue is celebrated.
The strong Art Deco influence, introduced by the hotel's first decorator Dorothy Draper, has been meticulously maintained, from the famed black and white marbled lobby to Art Deco motifs of the hotel's specialty suites. The rooms and suites are continuously updated with contemporary interpretation of understated elegance achieved by both Draper and the late Mark Hampton. In 2002, interior designer Thierry Despont restored Bemelmans Bar and the Lobby while the Café Carlyle, restored by Scott Salvator, and the Banquet Space, were renovated by Matthew White and Frank Webb, in 2007.
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
Call 888.ROSEWOOD (888.767.3966) or the hotel directly at 800.227.5737. For reservations online visit rosewoodhotels.com.
The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel
Madison Avenue at 76th Street, New York, NY 10021
T 212.744.1600 - F 212.717.4682