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Christian Gonzalez Appointed Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

DALLAS, TX. April 19, 2017 - Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® has appointed Christian Gonzalez as the regional director of sales and marketing for the Mexico region. In this new role, Christian will provide leadership and strategic direction for Rosewood Mayakoba and will also oversee strategy for Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, Rosewood Puebla, which will open this spring, and Rosewood Mandarina, which will open in 2019.

A native of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Christian joins Rosewood Hotels & Resorts following sixteen years with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Most recently, he served as the director of sales and marketing at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. Throughout his career, he has held various leadership positions in both the United States and Mexico, bringing valuable bicultural knowledge to his new role.

“With two new properties in Mexico set to open over the next few years, this is an exciting time to welcome Christian to the Rosewood team,” said Radha Arora, president of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. “Christian’s innate knowledge of the country, combined with his creativity and well established presence in the luxury hospitality industry, make him an invaluable addition to our team as we elevate the brand’s presence in Mexico.”

About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® manages 18 one-of-a-kind luxury properties in 11 countries, with 18 new hotels under development. Each Rosewood hotel embraces the brand’s A Sense of Place® philosophy to reflect the individual location’s history, culture and sensibilities. The Rosewood collection includes some of the world’s most legendary hotels and resorts, including The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel in New York, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas and Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel in Paris, as well as new classics such as Rosewood Beijing. Rosewood Hotels & Resorts targets to double its number of hotels in operation by 2020.

Contact:
Charlotte Goodman
cgoodman@nikecomm.com
646 654 3413

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