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How Rosewood Hotels & Resorts are redefining luxury stays


Rosewood is renowned for its incredible global portfolio, with 35 one-of-a-kind luxury hotels, resorts and residences sprinkled across 21 countries, plus 27 new properties under development. Since 1979, the brand has grown from its roots in Dallas, Texas, to bloom into a name synonymous with service, style, and highly specialised experiences.

Each property celebrates its surroundings, curating a unique environment and a ‘Sense of Place’ that pays homage to the idiosyncrasies of its location – rather than offering standardised product that can sometimes feel out of step with its setting.

This is just one of the things that sets Rosewood apart from other luxury brands. Join us as we unfurl the petals of this remarkable brand and how it continues to redefine what it means to be a luxury hotel.

What makes luxury stays with Rosewood some of the best in the world

'A Sense of Place' 

At the heart of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts' philosophy lies a deep reverence for the locales in which they reside. Each property is thoughtfully imbued with elements that reflect the culture, history, and natural beauty of its surroundings. This 'Sense of Place' ethos permeates every aspect of the guest experience during these luxury stays, from the design of the accommodations to the flavours of the cuisine.

Rosewood's commitment to 'Sense of Place' goes beyond mere aesthetics, however; it's about creating an immersive journey for guests, allowing them to connect with the essence of the destination. Whether it's the architecture inspired by local traditions, the use of indigenous materials in construction, or the incorporation of regional artwork and artefacts, every detail is carefully curated to evoke a sense of belonging and exploration.

Moreover, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts collaborates closely with local artisans, historians, and cultural experts to ensure authenticity in every aspect of the guest experience. From traditional spa treatments to curated tours of nearby landmarks and attractions, guests are invited to engage with their chosen destination in meaningful ways, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of the local culture and heritage.

By celebrating the unique identity of each destination, Rosewood creates an enriching and transformative stay for guests, transcending the boundaries of conventional luxury hospitality. It's not just about providing accommodation; it's about weaving a narrative that resonates with the soul of the traveller, inviting them to embark on a journey of discovery and connection with the world around them.

Tented Room at Rosewood Luang Prabang, Laos


Passionate PlaceMakers - Because People Make the Place

Central to Rosewood Hotels & Resorts' commitment to excellence are their 'PlaceMakers': a team of dedicated individuals who curate bespoke experiences tailored to the interests and preferences of each guest. They also cultivate and maintain the hotel's authenticity by advising on which dishes should be served in the restaurants or sourcing local artwork, for example, elevating already incredible luxury stays into something truly spectacular. Some specialise in uncovering hidden gems, whether it's a secluded beach accessible only by private boat or a centuries-old market tucked away in a bustling city alleyway; while others hold workshops, events, and talks in the hotel or local area to enrich your stay.

While you might like to think of them as 'cultural concierges', their role goes beyond even the best travel concierge services; they are storytellers, cultural ambassadors, and guardians of the Rosewood experience. This is something entirely unique to Rosewood, and just one of the many ways the brand is redefining our expectations of luxury.

Whether it's arranging exclusive excursions to hidden gems, orchestrating private dining experiences showcasing local delicacies, organising personalised wellness retreats, or helping to design an immersive environment for your stay, the PlaceMakers go above and beyond to ensure that every moment is memorable and meaningful, fostering connection between people and places. Their unwavering dedication to anticipating and exceeding guest expectations sets Rosewood apart as true pioneers in the realm of luxury hospitality.

The PlaceMakers at Rosewood Hotels & Resorts possess a profound understanding of their destinations, drawing upon local knowledge and expertise to craft authentic, unforgettable experiences. Their work centres around four key aspects, which they call their 'Passion Pillars'.

Floating Market in Thailand, close to Rosewood Bangkok

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Uniquely Rosewood: Passion Pillars

  1. A Sense of Place: Embracing the culture, history, and environment of each destination to create authentic and immersive experiences.

  2. Attention to Detail: Commitment to impeccable service, tailored experiences, and exceptional craftsmanship in every aspect of hospitality.

  3. Exceptional Design: Dedication to stunning architecture, sophisticated interiors, and thoughtful aesthetics that reflect the local surroundings and inspire guests.

  4. Personalised Service: Providing warm, intuitive, and anticipatory service that exceeds guests' expectations and fosters lasting connections.

These passion pillars reflect Rosewood's dedication to creating unforgettable moments and setting new standards for the highest quality luxury stays all around the world.

Culinary Excellence - A Place of Good Taste

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts are renowned for exceptional culinary experiences, which stand as a testament to the brand's unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, and creativity. With world-class chefs at the helm, Rosewood's culinary landscape is a vibrant tapestry of flavours, textures, and culinary traditions that celebrate the richness of each destination.

Embark on a culinary journey that transcends boundaries and tantalises the senses; from fine dining establishments adorned with Michelin stars to laid-back eateries offering comfort classics with a contemporary twist and beautiful beachfront hangouts - such as that at La Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort, which (rather appropriately) translates to 'windows to paradise'. There truly is something to suit every palate and preference.

One shining example of Rosewood's culinary prowess is found at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, located in the heart of New York City. The hotel's iconic restaurant, Café Carlyle, has long been a destination for fine dining and live entertainment, drawing guests and locals alike with its timeless elegance and sumptuous cuisine. Over the years, Café Carlyle has earned numerous accolades and awards, as well as the nod of approval from New Yorkers (which, as anyone who has tried to make it in the Big Apple will tell you, is no mean feat).

Similarly, at Rosewood London, guests are treated to a culinary experience unlike any other. The hotel's flagship restaurant, Holborn Dining Room, offers a contemporary take on British cuisine, showcasing the best of local and seasonal ingredients in dishes that are as visually stunning as they are delicious. Holborn Dining Room has been lauded by critics and diners alike, earning rave reviews and earning its place among London's culinary elite.

But it's not just about fine dining at Rosewood Hotels; the brand also offers a wealth of casual dining options that cater to every taste and craving. From vibrant rooftop bars serving handcrafted cocktails accompanied by panoramic views to cosy cafes offering artisanal pastries and speciality coffees, you'll be able to indulge in a diverse range of culinary delights during your stay.

Learn more about the foodie experiences at Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.

Sea Grill Restaurant, at Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort, Los Cabos, Mexico


Personalised Service - A Place for Perfection

With these luxury stays at Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, the pursuit of perfection is not just a goal; it's a day-to-day practice, allowing you to experience faultless attention to detail and artful service from the moment you arrive.

You will be greeted with a personalised reception by the Rosewood team who has been briefed about your preferences beforehand. At each stage of your stay you'll experience shining examples of truly five-star service. Whether it's a friendly smile from the concierge or a handwritten note from the general manager; the expert sommelier who guides guests through a world-class wine pairing experience or the thoughtful turndown service, every interaction is infused with genuine warmth and care, setting the tone for a truly unforgettable luxury stay.

Make your way to your room and into a sanctuary of refined elegance, where every detail has been thoughtfully curated to exceed expectations. From the plush linens and custom-designed furnishings to the state-of-the-art technology and hand-selected artwork, each element is a testament to Rosewood's unwavering commitment to excellence. The personalised touches continue here, too, as you can choose from a pillow menu or grab a refreshment from your customised minibar. 

With their exceptional attention to detail and highly individualised service, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts sets the standard for bespoke luxury, inviting guests to indulge in a world of unsurpassed hospitality, service, and style.

The patio at Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel, Paris


Commitment to Sustainability - A Place for the Future

Emphasising environmental stewardship and sustainability, Rosewood incorporate sustainable practices into all its operations. Committed to reducing its environmental footprint, the brand integrates eco-conscious initiatives into every aspect of its operations, embodying a profound dedication to the preservation of our planet for future generations.

At the core of Rosewood's sustainability efforts lies a commitment to sourcing local and organic ingredients for its restaurants. By prioritising local suppliers and farmers, Rosewood not only supports the surrounding communities but also reduces the carbon footprint associated with food transportation - meaning that you can savour the flavours of the region with confidence, knowing that each meal is a celebration of sustainability and ethical sourcing.

The hotels and resorts have also implemented cutting-edge technologies to minimise energy consumption and enhance operational efficiency. From energy-efficient lighting and heating systems to reusable amenities in guest rooms and eco-friendly packaging in restaurants and amenities, the brand embraces innovation as a powerful tool for reducing environmental impact while maintaining the highest standards of luxury and comfort for guests. 

Beyond its operational practices, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts actively engages guests and employees in sustainability initiatives, fostering a culture of environmental awareness and stewardship. Through educational programs, eco-friendly activities, and community outreach initiatives, Rosewood inspires individuals to become champions of sustainability and advocates for positive change in their communities.

You can therefore rest assured that your stay with Rosewood is not only luxurious but also aligned with their values of sustainability and responsible tourism, making every experience truly unforgettable in more ways than one and helping to ensure that future generations can enjoy these beautiful locations too.

Tents at Rosewood Luang Prabang, Laos


Ready to see for yourself? Call our team of personal travel experts on 0203 318 6047 or enquire online and get ready for Rosewood's redefined luxury stays.

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