Imbued with a sense of place, the luxury accommodations at Rosewood Hotels & Resorts are a home away from home
Luxury takes many forms, but few are as indelible as the memories that come from a stay at one of Rosewood Hotel Group’s exclusive properties worldwide. Whether it is a spacious beachside villa in the Bahamas with its own infinity pool, or the Presidential Suite in New York overlooking Central Park, complete with private elevator and handcrafted Art Deco murals, the portfolio of suites and villas is exceptional.
“My goal was to make Rosewood one of the leading ultra-luxury hospitality brands in the world,” says Rosewood Hotel Group CEO Sonia Cheng. “No detail is overlooked. It’s these small touches that our guests notice and that distinguish the Rosewood brand. Each property is designed with a residential nature to create a home away from home for travellers, complete with personal touches and the unmatched amenities of a luxury resort. All aspects of our properties reflect the history, culture and sensibilities of their destinations.”
Rosewood Hotel Group operates 44 hotels in 20 countries, with many more in development. The Group combines a sense of refined elegance with a determination to make a positive impact on the environment and people, taking an approach to sustainability that means supporting local communities. “Our unwavering commitment to locally inspired experiences ensures that we are bringing a new and unique offering to our travellers,” says Sonia, “which has proven critical in setting us apart. It is thrilling to be bringing new and innovative hospitality experiences to the modern generation of travellers.”
The experience may be as simple as the food offering for guests at Rosewood Little Dix Bay in the British Virgin Islands, where the Reef House restaurant features delicious local recipes such as pickled mango, cured mahi-mahi and homemade Caribbean jams. The resort was originally developed by the renowned conservationist Laurance Rockefeller, and it includes spectacular accommodation, such as the appropriately named four-bedroom Villa Joy, which features a vast living room and dining pavilion with barbecue. Located in the most private part of the resort, it is the perfect luxury hideaway for families and small groups. Recognised as the gem of the Atlantic, Rosewood Bermuda is at Tucker’s Point. Accommodation includes the two-bedroom Royal Suite, featuring bespoke furniture, contemporary local art, hand-selected fabrics, and a soft colour palette punctuated with azure-blue accents. All guests of Rosewood Bermuda’s suites enjoy the use of private golf carts, allowing them to explore world-class amenities and the stunning 240 acres of waterfront surroundings.
“All aspects of our properties reflect the history, culture and sensibilities of their destinations”.
On St Barth, the two-bedroom Lagoon Suite is a new addition to Rosewood Le Guanahani St Barth. Located directly on the beach, it has stone flooring, a sun deck, veranda and captivating views of the lagoon. Also in the Caribbean, Rosewood Baha Mar in the Bahamas has the six-bedroom Oceanside Villa on Nassau’s Cable Beach, with a large terrace overlooking the resort’s lush gardens and direct access to the beach. This exceptional villa also benefits from an infinity pool on an expansive private deck that includes a grill and dining area.
In Mexico, the 28,000-square-foot Ty Warner Mansion at Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort, is the ultimate hideaway; designed by renowned architect Jorge Torres, with interiors by Robert Couturier, it overlooks the sea. The two master suites have soaring ceilings, while decorative touches include Indian silk upholstery and specially commissioned local art and textiles. A large glass door opens directly onto the expansive pool deck.
On Mexico’s Riviera Maya, The Founder’s Villa at Rosewood Mayakoba is an ultra-luxury retreat situated along a mile of white-sand beach, surrounded by lush jungle and winding lagoons. This 16,300-square-foot, six-bedroom private estate includes a generous outdoor sundeck with a 92-foot infinity pool and unobstructed views of the ocean. With an open-air courtyard and luxuriant landscaping, the design seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor spaces to celebrate the villa’s natural environment and premier beachfront locale.
In New York, one of the world’s most exciting cities, a spectacular view is to be enjoyed from the 26th floor of The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, where the Presidential Suite – complete with 360-degree views and Venetian plaster walls – promises an unforgettable stay. Alongside three bedrooms, four bathrooms, a living room, kitchen and media room, there is a piano in the gallery entrance, making the space the ideal spot for entertaining.
With so many of these properties drawing their magic from the beauty of the planet and the brilliance of the people who look after them, Rosewood Hotel Group places sustainability – both for the environment and local communities – at the heart of its operations. The Group’s commitment to empowering communities aims to provide equal access to opportunity across the brand. Under the umbrella of Rosewood Empowers, this means seeking talent from underserved groups, and offering employment and improving livelihoods through local hiring, sourcing and partnerships. It also includes investing in the professional growth of staff, their wellbeing and development, as well as building inclusive workplaces that welcome people from all walks of life.
Running alongside this is Rosewood Hotel Group’s commitment to the protection and regeneration of the environment for future generations. Rosewood Sustains showcases the Group’s determination to act responsibly, such as by embracing circularity, pursuing carbon neutrality and eliminating waste.
It is an evolving approach that helps to ensure Rosewood Hotel Group properties remain unique, and at the same time deliver outstanding and memorable vacations. “In an age of corporate uniformity, we are careful to manage each project with a custom and bespoke approach,” says Sonia. “We have set our sights on an ambitious, strategic global expansion plan, but it has not only been about growing our footprint.”