Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has confirmed Radha Arora has been appointed as the new president of the organisation.
Current president, John Scott, will step down after leading the ultra-luxury hotel management company for eight years, during which time Rosewood doubled the number of properties under management.
Based in Dallas, Texas, Arora will assume his new post September 5th 2011.
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 20 internationally acclaimed hotels and resorts.
Additionally, he 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.
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,” said 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.”
Rosewood offers iconic hotels in unique locations, including the new Rosewood Abu Dhabi
Founded in 1979, Rosewood manages one-of-a-kind luxury properties in the world’s most desired destinations.
“I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished at Rosewood,” said Scott, Rosewood’s chief executive since 2003.
“I am confident in Rosewood’s talented leadership team, the gifted group of professionals with whom I’ve enjoyed working with 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.”
Scott will remain close to Rosewood as an advisor during the transition period.