Rosewood Hotels & Resorts names new president

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

Aug. 01, 2011 – DALLAS – Rosewood Hotels & Resorts announced today that Mr. 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 CEO John M. Scott III plans to step down after leading Rosewood for eight years in which Rosewood doubled the number of properties under 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 CEO. 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 CEO 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.

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. 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 and Las Ventanas al Paraíso, 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® spa, please call 888.ROSEWOOD or visit

SOURCE: Rosewood Hotels & Resorts