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Andrew Hedley Named as Managing Director for Jumby Bay,
A Rosewood Resort in Antigua, West Indies


December 8, 2009 ­– Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, the premier manager of ultra-luxury properties throughout the world, is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew M. Hedley as Managing Director of Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort in Antigua. As Managing Director, Hedley will oversee all areas of Jumby Bay, relaunched this month after an extensive $28 million refurbishment, including new guest rooms and villas, an all new Verandah restaurant and Jumby Bay’s first spa, Sense, A Rosewood Spa®.

Hedley is a 24-year-veteran of the hospitality industry and has gained experienced in some of the world’s best resorts, including Kirawira Camp in Western Serengeti, Cap Juluca in Anguilla, and Peter Island in Tortola. He also purchased, renovated and ran Chateau de Tail, an inn and restaurant in south west France. Hedley joins Rosewood Hotels & Resorts immediately following five very successful years as General Manager of Carlisle Bay Resort in Antigua.

“We are thrilled to have Andrew as a member of our team and feel confident that he is the perfect choice to lead Jumby Bay into this new era,” said Bob Boulogne, COO of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. “His knowledge of Antiguan culture and experience on the island fits perfectly with the venerable history and spectacular future of this resort,” he added.

About Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort:
Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort is an inclusive luxury retreat set on its own enchanting 300-acre private island two miles off the coast of Antigua in the West Indies. Accessible only by boat, the resort offers upscale travelers a relaxed and authentic Caribbean escape with superb white-sand beaches and lush tropical environs. In December 2009, Jumby Bay revealed a $28 million resort-wide transformation. Closed since June 2008, the ultra-luxe, resort hideaway re-emerged with an array of absolutely brand new enticements; including its first-ever Sense, A Rosewood Spa®, 28 new spacious suites and fully enhanced accommodations, new open-air Verandah, new Pool Grille bistro-style restaurant, and a pair of $18 million Estate Homes with private pools, tennis courts, and full access to the many amenities of Jumby Bay. For active travelers, Jumby Bay offers watersports, tennis, hiking and biking trails, a fitness center and a new oceanfront infinity pool. In 2007, Jumby Bay was named the “World’s Best Caribbean Resort” in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Readers’ Survey. It also ranked among the “Top 25 Caribbean Resorts” on Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader's Choice Awards 2009, and was included on Travel + Leisure’s World's Best Awards in 2009. www.jumbybayresort.com.

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, Rosewood Sand Hill, CordeValle and San Ysidro Ranch in California, Rosewood 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.   Rosewood also offers Sense, A Rosewood Spa® - featuring treatments reflective of the brand's signature philosophy A Sense of Place® - available exclusively at select properties. For more information on Rosewood Hotels & Resorts or Sense, A Rosewood Spa®, please call 888.ROSEWOOD or visit www.rosewoodhotels.com

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Contact: 

Corey Finjer
T. 212-255-6541
Corey@hawkpr.com

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Also See: Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort in Antigua, West Indies, Reopens Following a $28 million Resort-wide Transformation; Juan Pablo Loza Appointed Executive Chef / December 2009

Executive Chef Anthony Dawodu Goes with Steakhouse Concept at Caneel Bay's Turtle Bay Estate House / December 2008

Jumby Bay Island Company Appoints Rosewood to Manage the 39 room Jumby Bay Resort, Antigua / April 2002
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