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Karl Bieberach-Dielman Will Join Rosewood Hotel Group as Chief Development Officer

CENTAL, HK. November 1, 2017 - International hotel management company Rosewood Hotel Group strengthens its development division with the appointment of Karl Bieberach-Dielman as chief development officer. Joining later this year, Mr. Bieberach-Dielman will lead the global development and feasibility team to strategically expand the footprint for the group’s three distinct brands including ultra-luxury Rosewood Hotels & Resorts®, deluxe New World Hotels & Resorts and neighbourhood lifestyle pentahotels.

“With Karl’s proven track record of successful transactions to develop business across continents, we are confident he will significantly enhance our group’s global footprint,” said Sonia Cheng, chief executive officer of Rosewood Hotel Group.

With more than 20 years of experience in development, Mr. Bieberach-Dielman has worked extensively in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the U.S. Prior to joining Rosewood, he held a variety of senior roles during his 15-year tenure at Starwood Hotels & Resorts including vice president, head of European development; vice president of development based in Paris; vice president of feasibility and investment analysis for Europe, Africa and Middle East; and director of acquisitions and development in EAME. Prior to Starwood, he was director of development planning and feasibility in Latin America and the Caribbean at Marriott International.

Mr. Bieberach-Dielman is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and speaks English, Spanish and French. With a keen interest in design, he has been one of the judges for the annual Sleeper Magazine European Hospitality Design Awards and participated in industry panels on the subject of hotel design and development.

About Rosewood Hotel Group

Rosewood Hotel Group, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, encompasses three brands: ultra-luxury Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® in North America, Caribbean/Atlantic, Europe, the Middle East and Asia; contemporary deluxe New World Hotels & Resorts in China and Southeast Asia; and neighbourhood lifestyle pentahotels in Europe and Asia. Its combined portfolio consists of 58 hotels in 17 countries. Rosewood Hotel Group is pursuing a thoughtful expansion strategy with a target of 120 hotels in operation by 2020. For more information, please visit rosewoodhotelgroup.com.

Contact:
Caterina Gleijeses
CGLEIJESES@NIKECOMM.COM
646 654 3419

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