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New World Hospitality Completes Purchase of
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
for $229.5 Million

HONG KONG, July 29, 2011-- New World Hospitality hotel management company has completed a USD229.5 million transaction to purchase Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, L.L.C. from sellers Maritz, Wolff & Co.  Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is a privately held ultra-luxury hotel management company based in Dallas, Texas, USA

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts will operate as the ultra-luxury brand in New World Hospitality's portfolio.  The Dallas-based team of industry leaders will continue to focus on skilled management of acclaimed properties and maintain its commitment to the group's continuing success.

"Rosewood is a very precious and unique brand, built over decades, with inspirational beginnings and the highest standards of excellence in both product and service," says Sonia Cheng, chief executive officer of New World Hospitality. "We will continue this legacy, nurture what makes Rosewood so special and maintain investment in the properties.  We also look forward to bringing the Rosewood brand to new markets, both in key gateway cities and exclusive resort locations."

The partnership will provide Rosewood a platform for accelerated growth and usher in a new era of global expansion for the company with a target of doubling the size of its portfolio with newly opened and pipeline projects over the next five years. In addition to properties already in the pipeline, including the Middle East and the Caribbean, additional projects will be announced soon.

About New World Hospitality:
Hong Kong-based New World Hospitality manages ultra-luxury Rosewood Hotels & Resorts in North America, Caribbean/Atlantic and the Middle East; deluxe New World Hotels in China and Southeast Asia; and select service pentahotels represented in Shanghai and Beijing.  The group is aggressively expanding its portfolio with more than 20 properties under development.  The company is a member of New World Group, a Hong Kong-based leading conglomerate and principal investor in many New World Hospitality properties, which has owned and developed world class, luxury hotel properties for 20 years.  For further information, please visit www.newworldhospitality.com.

About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts:

Founded in 1979, and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, USA, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts manages one-of-a-kind luxury properties in the world's most desired destinations.  Rosewood properties embrace the company's A Sense of Place® philosophy, reflecting the history, architecture, scale and sensibilities of the destination.  With 20 properties in eight countries, the Rosewood collection includes some of the most legendary hotels and resorts in the world including Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek® in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda and Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort in Mexico.  Rosewood also offers Sense® spa – featuring treatments reflective of the location's culture and natural environment – available exclusively at select properties. For more information on Rosewood Hotels & Resorts or Sense, A Rosewood Spa®, please call +1 888 ROSEWOOD www.rosewoodhotels.com.

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Contact:

Paul Calder
CatchOn & Company
Paul.calder@catchonco.com
Tel. +852-2807-0222

Angela Wong
CatchOn & Company
Angela.wong@catchonco.com
Tel. +852-2807-0600

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Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Appoints Daniel Scott as Resort Manager of 71-suite Las Ventanas al Paraíso Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico / March 2011

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Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Appoints Dwight Sanford as Hotel Manager of 155-room Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver, Canada / February 2011

Delta Group Selects Rosewood Hotels to Manage the Hotel Georgia in Vancouver, Canada; Opened in 1927, the Historic Property Undergoing a Full Restoration Scheduled to Reopen in 2011 / February 2010

Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort Deemed “Best Leisure Resort Worldwide” by Venerable Gallivanter’s Guide / January 2007
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