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Rosewood Appoints Michael Casey as Managing Director
and Sharon Myers Director of Sales & Marketing
for Rosewood Sand Hill, Menlo Park, California

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DALLAS (August 21, 2008) – Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, the premier manager of ultra-luxury properties throughout the world, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Michael Casey as managing director of Rosewood Sand Hill, a new hotel and spa scheduled to open in Menlo Park, California in spring 2009. Located just one mile west of the Stanford University campus, Rosewood Sand Hill is minutes from some of the nation’s foremost venture capital and private equity firms. As managing director for Rosewood Sand Hill, Casey will oversee all areas of the 120-room hotel and spa including Madera, the property’s signature restaurant, and Sense, A Rosewood Spa™.
 
With 27 years of experience and success in the management of luxury hotel operations, Casey joins Rosewood Hotels & Resorts following his most recent position as general manager of San Francisco’s Hotel Palomar, part of the Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, where he re-energized a nine-year-old property and engaged his team to improve business and sales. Casey began his career in the hospitality industry in 1974 as a bellman at the Hyatt Burlingame in California before moving up the ranks to become general manager of the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Casey returned to the San Francisco Bay Area to take on the role of general manager for the Omni, and later for The Argent Hotel in San Francisco.  Casey will now manage Rosewood’s newest addition to its already outstanding collection of notable properties. 
 
“Rosewood is committed to creating world renowned hotels and resorts, and we are pleased to have such a distinguished industry veteran open this spectacular property,” said Bob Boulogne, chief operating officer of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. “His years of experience and wealth of knowledge in the hospitality industry is well suited to lead efforts at Rosewood Sand Hill.” 
 
In addition to his work in the hospitality industry, Casey held the position of chairman for the Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau until 2000 and received Omni Hotels’ General Manager of the Year for Service Excellence award in 2002, 2003 and 2004. Casey was also director and officer of the San Francisco Multi Employer Group from 2002 through 2006. 

Also, Sharon Myers has been appointed director of sales & marketing of Rosewood Sand Hill. Myers, a graduate of Boston University, most recently served as director of sales and marketing at Omni San Francisco Hotel. 
 
“With more than sixteen years of sales and marketing experience, we are thrilled that Sharon has come aboard our team to help expand the Rosewood collection,” said Bob Boulogne, chief operating officer of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.  “We are confident that her years of experience in the luxury hotel industry, and her exceptional management skills, will be key factors for creating a successful opening for Rosewood Sand Hill.” 
 
Myers previously held the position of director of West Coast development for The Regency, A Loews Hotel in New York. Prior to that, she was associate director of sales at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in San Francisco, director of suite sales at The Regency, A Loews Hotel in New York, catering and group services manager at El Conquistador Resort and Country Club and El San Juan Hotel & Casino, both in Puerto Rico. 
 
In addition to her role as a senior executive in the hospitality industry, Myers is involved with Bay Area local community outreach programs and is a member of the Junior League of San Francisco. Additionally, in 2005, Myers and two friends co-founded Tools For School Flower Power, an annual luncheon to raise money for back-to-school supplies for local school children whose parents do not have the financial resources to purchase them. 
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Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is developing Rosewood Sand Hill in partnership with Stanford University on 16 acres of prime land in Menlo Park.  The premier hotel company, which operates several of the most prestigious and highly-rated hotels and resorts in the world, will showcase its architectural and design excellence, world-class service and richness of amenities at Rosewood Sand Hill.  The hotel’s low-rise design, inspired by local architectural traditions, expresses the transparency between the indoors and outdoors.  In addition to stunning mountain views and lavish accommodations, Rosewood Sand Hill guests will experience revitalizing treatments at the 17,000-square-foot Sense, A Rosewood Spa, sumptuous cuisine at Madera, as well as a lobby lounge and bar that open to the outdoors.  Rosewood Sand Hill will also offer 13,000 square feet of premier indoor and outdoor meeting and event space.

About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts manages properties worldwide including Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and Rosewood Crescent Hotel in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, The Mansion on Peachtree in Atlanta, CordeValle in San Martin, California, Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe, Las Ventanas al Paraíso and Rosewood Mayakobá in Mexico, Hotel Seiyo Ginza in Tokyo, Japan, and a triumvirate of world-class Caribbean properties – Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, Caneel Bay on St. John and Jumby Bay on Antigua. For more information on Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, please call 888.ROSEWOOD or visit rosewoodhotels.com.
 

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Contact:

Tish Gallegos
(415) 394-6500
tish@glodownead.com
 

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Also See: Stanford University Plans to Build Luxury Hotel Near Campus; Names Rosewood Hotels & Resorts as Operator of 120 room Hotel Expected to Open in 2008 / March 2005
The Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel Well into Construction; Stanford University Owns the 120-room Hotel/spa as an Investment / November 2007
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