Rosewood Hotel Group has unveiled its new Khos hotel brand, “designed specifically for the modern business traveller, for whom the conventional boundaries of work and play no longer exist”.

The group said that the brand – derived from the Mongolian word meaning “pair” – had been inspired “by the energy, art, innovation, creativity, style and dynamism of modern-day Asia”.

Properties will range from capital cities and “urban portals”, to “up-and-coming business centres” and resort destinations, with the first Khos hotels to be announced and open in 2018.

Exact facilities of Khos properties have yet to be confirmed, but the press release provides the following information:

  • Meeting facilities have been reimagined, and event spaces ingeniously designed for greater flexibility and sociability facilitating personal interaction along with business purpose.
  • Taking inspiration from the wealth of culinary traditions from all across Asia, the brand will aim to create authentic, artisanal, communal dining options to intrigue and satisfy both social and gastronomic urges
  • Innovative approaches to recreation and relaxation, of central importance to the KHOS guest lifestyle, will be applied in areas from spas and wellness facilities to business centres and executive lounges

Sonia Cheng, CEO of Rosewood Hotel Group, said that the brand would serve the needs of the new generation of business travellers, adding that “Hotels have not kept pace with the evolution of this group of travellers and Khos reflects a new age in hospitality in which business travel is inseparable from lifestyle”.

Rosewood Hotel Group own the Rosewwood Hotels and Resorts, Khos, New World Hotels and Resorts and Pentahotels brands.

Rosewood Hotels recently announced plans to open its first German property in Munich, as well as a second London hotel.