Elias Pertoft has been appointed managing director of Rosewood Luang Prabang, scheduled to open in late 2017.
Pertoft brings 13 years’ experience managing exclusive upscale properties in Asia and Central America to the first ultra-luxury tented encampment for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.
The 23-villa boutique resort will be a private retreat located within a virtually untouched natural environment near the Luang Prabang UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Prior to joining Rosewood, Pertoft was general manager of Maikhao Dream Villa Resort & Spa in Thailand, assistant general manager and food and beverage director of Turtle Inn, Coppola Resorts in Belize, and assistant general manager of Amanwana, an Aman resort in Indonesia.
He holds a master degree in business administration in hospitality management from Glion Institute of Higher Education and a certificate in hospitality management from Cornell University.
Opening in late 2017, Rosewood Luang Prabang will be located within ten minutes’ drive from the historic city of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Nestled within a virtually untouched forested environment with natural water features, the resort will offer 23 villas bordered by a stream or riverbank, including eight deluxe villas, three garden villas, six private pool villas and six luxury tented accommodations.
The 75-square-meter luxury tented villas will be a first for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.
An arrival manor will feature a bar and a bistro serving French and Laotian cuisine in addition to a spa with three individual treatment rooms.
Rosewood Luang Prabang will offer the first philanthropic hospitality school in Laos by providing its students with professional hospitality training, which is another first for Rosewood.