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Rosewood Little Dix Bay Appoints Maximilian Deickert as Director of Food and Beverage

VIRGIN GORDA, VI. August 24, 2017 - Maximilian Deickert has been appointed director of food and beverage of Rosewood Little Dix Bay, the legendary Caribbean resort that is anticipated to reopen in December 2017 following a complete renovation. In this role, Deickert will consult on the resort’s overall culinary vision and oversee the operations of the property’s three signature dining venues, which will be unveiled with new designs and Sense of Place® dining experiences upon the resort’s reopening.

“Maximilian’s extensive background in the luxury hospitality industry makes him the perfect individual to develop and oversee Rosewood Little Dix Bay’s refreshed food and beverage program,” said Andreas Pade, managing director of Rosewood Little Dix Bay. “We are confident that Maximilian will help evolve Rosewood Little Dix Bay’s memorable dining experiences and further establish the resort as a leading culinary destination in the British Virgin Islands.”

Deickert joins Rosewood Little Dix Bay with over 20 years of experience overseeing food and beverage operations for luxury resorts throughout Asia, Europe, the Caribbean and the Middle East. Most recently, Deickert was a hotel operations and food and beverage consultant with Conseil & Project Management in Hong Kong.

Prior to that, he served as food and beverage operations manager with Aspire Katara Hospitality in Qatar. He also has experience working in the Food & Beverage Department of Kempinski Hotels in Seychelles, Saudi Arabia, and Germany and as director of food and beverage for Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa in Switzerland.

About Rosewood Little Dix Bay

Rosewood Little Dix Bay is located on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. For fifty years, Rosewood Little Dix Bay has offered discerning clientele an arms-length respite from day-to-day stresses amidst lush foliage, a half-mile crescent-shaped beach, and a colorful barrier reef. First opened by Laurence S. Rockefeller on January 18, 1964, Rosewood Little Dix Bay temporarily closed in 2016 in order to embark on a complete renovation that is anticipated to be unveiled to the world in December 2017. The renovation includes a complete redesign of the resort’s guestrooms and suites, its three restaurants and overall enhancements to the landscaping. Upon reopening, guests will be able to choose from a wealth of elegant villas and guest rooms, including brand new suites with private plunge pools, as well as three signature dining venues: the Pavilion, Beach Grill and Sugar Mill. Sense, A Rosewood Spa® will continue to offer he finest in beauty and recuperative programs in a dramatic setting, with treatments that utilize indigenous botanicals plucked right from the resort grounds. Complimentary services include a wide array of watersports, use of the on-site fitness center and tennis courts, and more.

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