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 Andres Araya Named Managing Director of Las Ventanas
al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort
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Los Cabos, Mexico, January 9, 2006 - Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, the premier manager for ultra-luxury hotels and resorts, has appointed Andres Araya managing director of Ty Warner's internationally renowned Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort.  Araya assumed his new position on January 7, 2006.
 
Mr. Araya is an accomplished hotelier with worldwide experience in operating luxury properties. For the past two years, he has overseen the day-to-day operations of Las Ventanas as the resort manager.
 
"I have been impressed with the ability of Mr. Araya to sustain and continually enhance the Rosewood experience at Las Ventanas," said John M. Scott III, President & CEO of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. "The skill and insight he has demonstrated in furthering A Sense of Place® at Las Ventanas makes him a natural fit to take the resort's reins."
 
Mr. Araya has 20 years of hospitality management and food and beverage experience at noted luxury hotels and resorts around the world. Prior to joining Las Ventanas in 2003, he was executive assistant manager /director of food & beverage at the Ajman Kempinski Hotel & Resort, United Arab Emirates.  Previously, he served as director of food & beverage at the Conrad Cairo Hotel & Casino, Cairo, Egypt; St. Regis Aspen, Aspen, Colorado; Sheraton Maria Isabel, Mexico City, D.F. and The Palace of the Lost City, Sun City, South Africa.
 
Since it opened in 1997, Las Ventanas has garnered an international reputation for its exceptional guest experience. The resort pioneered the luxury market for Baja, and today is heralded as one of most prestigious, award-winning, properties in Latin America, and indeed the world. 
 
Mr. Araya assumes his new leadership role at the acclaimed Five-Diamond resort - the only one in Los Cabos - with a commitment to continue this heralded tradition. "Identifying the needs and desires of each guest, and then fulfilling them, is our mission at Las Ventanas," he said.  "Our mystique and success are created by unsurpassed personalized pampering and continually discovering the new amenities that elevate the guest experience in our ever-more demanding and competitive world."
 
Las Ventanas features:  71 exceptionally spacious suites with exquisite furnishings, unique appointments hand-crafted by Mexican artisans, individual telescopes for stargazing, and magnificent panoramic views; a holistic spa heralded for its signature treatments derived from the biological bounty of the Baja desert and its extensive menu of therapies from around the world;  signature Baja-Mediterranean cuisine, combining Baja's extraordinary abundance and bold flavors with the acclaimed culinary style of the Mediterranean; a Tequila & Ceviche Bar featuring Mexico's finest tequilas and most diverse ceviche menu and an internationally recognized tennis program. 

Las Ventanas is part of Ty Warner Hotels & Resorts, LLC, which was founded by entrepreneur Ty Warner for the purpose of acquiring one-of-a-kind, irreplaceable luxury hotels and resorts throughout the world.
 
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts manages properties worldwide including The Mansion on Turtle Creek and Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, Las Ventanas al Paraiso in Los Cabos, Mexico, Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Hotel Seiyo Ginza in Tokyo, Japan, and a triumvirate of world-class Caribbean properties - Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, Caneel Bay on St. John and Jumby Bay on Antigua.  For more information on Rosewood Hotels & Resorts call 888-ROSEWOOD or visit www.rosewoodhotels.com

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Contact:

Marian Gerlich/Ed Placidi, 
P&G Communications, 
818-786-8687/Fax 818-786-8709
pgworld@aol.com

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Also See: Andres Araya Named Resort Manager of Rosewood's Las Ventanas al Paraiso, Los Cabos / January 2004
Ty Warner Acquires Las Ventanas al Paraiso Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico from Dallas-based JTL Capital, LLC; Rosewood Continues as Operator / September 2004


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