INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is expected to open six new properties this year, including its first in Hong Kong.
Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito (California)
The nearly 16-acre beachfront resort will be located on the site of the former Miramar Beach Hotel, a 100-year-old landmark in Santa Barbara. The property will be the first resort in the area to offer beachfront suites allowing guests to walk directly from their accommodations onto the sand, according to the brand.
The resort will have 124 guestrooms and 37 suites, many of which will be located in single-story cottages and bungalows; an oceanfront bar and restaurant with an outdoor terrace; a signature restaurant; two swimming pools; spa; fitness center; and a membership-only beach club.
Rosewood Hong Kong (China)
Rosewood Hong Kong, the company’s first in the area, will occupy 27 floors of the former New World Centre, located in Victoria Dockside, a new $2.6-billion, three million-sq.-ft. art and design district on the promenade of Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront.
The design will be led by two New York-based studios, tonychi and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates.
Among the amenities are eight dining options; the first-ever city Asaya, Rosewood’s new integrative holistic wellness concept; the Manor Club executive lounge, offering exclusive amenities, services, refreshments, and surroundings; the Pavilion, the brand’s upscale, residential-style function space for corporate events, conferences and celebrations; and 199 Rosewood Residences for longer stays.
Rosewood Luang Prabang (Laos)
Rosewood Luang Prabang will open as the collection’s first ultra-luxury encampment featuring luxury tents, villas and suites. The resort, which has been designed with elements inspired by Lao tradition and the French colonial style, incorporates indigenous materials and textiles.
The property will have an arrival manor offering a bar and a bistro serving French and Laotian cuisine and housing the brand’s Sense, A Rosewood Spa, with three individual treatment rooms.
The resort’s 22 accommodations include eight deluxe villas, three garden villas, six private pool villas and five luxury tents, each of which are flanked by streams or bordered by riverbanks.
In addition, the resort will also be the site for the first philanthropic hospitality school in Laos, which will give back to the local community by providing its students with professional hospitality training, according to the company.
Rosewood Guangzhou (China)
The property, located in Tianhe District’s central business area, will occupy the top 16 floors of the 1,739-ft. Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, the tallest completed building in Guangzhou.
Of the property’s 251 guestrooms and 355 Rosewood Residences, 23 will be duplex apartments. Seven food and beverage venues, including a bistro, bar, lobby lounge and gourmet corner will be available, along with the Manor Club executive lounge, the Pavilion, a grand ballroom, three function rooms, two VIP rooms, one bridal suite and a Sky Mansion on the 108th floor featuring a show kitchen terrace.
Rosewood Baha Mar (The Bahamas)
Located on Nassau’s Cable Beach, Rosewood Baha Mar will be situated within the multi-property Baha Mar Resort. The resort has 233 guestrooms and suites, some with private balconies with outdoor living areas, and five beachfront villas, with exclusive services and a private pool.
The property’s four signature dining venues include Commonwealth, serving dishes from India, the United Kingdom, Canada, the West Indies and Oceania, and featuring The Rum Room for private diners; Costa, a coastal Mexican restaurant in an open air space with overwater cabanas; Beach Bar, an al fresco space serving cocktails and fresh juices with direct views of the ocean; Old Fashioned Bar offering craft cocktails and small plates; and The Library offering afternoon-tea, specialty coffees and custom cocktails.
Rosewood Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
Rosewood Phnom Penh will occupy the top 14 floors of the 39-story Vattanac Capital Tower One.
The 175-key hotel will be located in a commercial complex that will also include offices and Cambodia’s first luxury retail mall, according to the company. Dining options will include a 120-seat bistro; a 60-seat lobby lounge; two specialty restaurants; and a sky bar on a cantilevered terrace. Recreational facilities will include a spa with six treatment rooms, a swimming pool on the 33rd floor and a fitness center.