Rosewood Hotel Group continues global expansion

9 Mar 2020 by Jackie Chen
Rosewood Hong Kong

Rosewood Hotel Group said its pipeline is “at its strongest in history” with 32 global projects under development.

The hotel group has signed 10 new hotel transactions in 2019. Its 32 projects in the pipeline across three brands include 21 for Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, five for its “upscale business hotel brand” Khos (styled as “KHOS”) and six for New World Hotels and Resorts.


In the past 24 months, the Group opened seven Rosewood Hotels and Resorts properties throughout Asia, including Rosewood Hong Kong and Rosewood Guangzhou in the Greater China region. The brand also opened several new properties in Southeast Asia, including Rosewood Bangkok, Rosewood Phnom Penh, Rosewood Yangon and Rosewood Luang Prabang.

It also launched its own “integrated wellness concept” called Asaya in Rosewood Phuket, which opened in 2017.

More Rosewood Hotels and Resorts properties are set to open in Asia, including Rosewood Chengdu (2023), Rosewood Shenzhen (2023), Rosewood Taipei (2024) and Rosewood Ningbo (2024) in Greater China, as well as Rosewood Hoi An (2023) in Vietnam and Rosewood Hermana Mayor (2024) in the Philippines.

The Group said its Khos brand will debut in China “in the coming months” and the New World Hotels and Resorts brand is also expanding in India with a planned opening in Jaipur (2023) and a second opening in the Rajasthan region that “will be announced soon”.

The hotel group added that further planned openings will be announced for Shanghai, North Asia and the Pacific in the coming months.

Today, the Group operates a total of 19 hotels in Asia, including its New World Hotels and Resorts portfolio with properties in Greater China, the Philippines and Malaysia.


In Europe, Rosewood has hotels in London, Italy and France.

The Group said it continues to focus on Italy, Spain and the Netherlands for future expansions. It has previously announced openings in Vienna (2022), Venice (2022), Munich (2023) and a second London property. 

It added it’s forming regional headquarters for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in Amsterdam to “support its growth”.

Middle East

The hotel group has so far opened Rosewood properties in Jeddah and Abu Dhabi. In 2019, it signed a new Rosewood Doha hotel and branded residences property set to open in 2022.

“In the Middle East, the growth focus is on Saudi Arabia where the Kingdom’s unprecedented transformation for a new era of travel fits perfectly with the Rosewood brand’s trailblazing reputation for refined style and timelessness,” added the hotel group in a press release.

The Americas

In 2019, the hotel group opened Rosewood Miramar Beach in Montecito, California; and signed a management contract for the Kona Village resort (2022) in Hawaii.

The Group said it will invest over US$300 million in renovations in various Rosewood properties, including Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas; The Carlyle, a Rosewood hotel in New York; Rosewood Washington D.C.; Rosewood Mayakoba on Mexico’s Riviera Maya; and the re-opening of Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands.

The Rosewood brand will also debut in South America with Rosewood Sao Paulo set to open in early 2021.

It added that the Rosewood will continue to grow in the Americas with upcoming deal signing announcements for California, Mexico, as well as in the Caribbean.

Rosewood Residences

The hotel group said expansion into branded residences is also a “main focus area”.

“In addition to growing our hotel pipeline, we have intensified our focus on luxury branded residential development, both as part of a hotel project, or in some cases, on a stand-alone basis,” says CEO Sonia Cheng.

According to the Group, Rosewood Residences come in two main categories, namely for-sale residences and for-lease serviced apartments, both included as part of a Rosewood hotel. What’s more, of its 15 existing residential properties in 10 countries and 14 under development, nearly half of the Rosewood pipeline includes a residential component.

The hotel group added that the launch of standalone Rosewood-branded residences “is also underway”.

“We are expanding our residential resources in order to better support our owners and developers in their sales and marketing processes while strengthening relationships with buyers of Rosewood-branded residences,” says Karl Bieberach, chief development officer for Rosewood Hotel Group.

“Within each ultra-luxury Rosewood Residence, the unique culture of the dynamic locale is embraced and showcased from start to finish. This model will continue to be at the forefront of all future developments we lead across the globe.”

Rosewood Hotel Group now has more than 40 hotels and resorts in 19 countries under its three brands: Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, Khos, and New World Hotels and Resorts.

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