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David Kurland Named Managing Director and Deborah Yager Fleming
the Director of Sales and Marketing for Rosewood's
Acqualina on Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
DALLAS - May 20, 2004 -- Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, the premier manager of ultra-luxury hotels and resorts throughout the world, appointed top management positions for Acqualina, the highly-anticipated Rosewood resort on Sunny Isles, Miami Beach. David Kurland, a seasoned hotelier who has received innumerable awards in his career, has been named Managing Director and will oversee all aspects of the Rosewood resort. Deborah Yager Fleming has been named Director of Sales and Marketing, directing sales and marketing activities, as well as public relations. Kurland and Yager Fleming will 
17875 Collins Avenue
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
supervise all facets of the 51-story property, up to and beyond the December 2004 opening.

"Both David and Deborah bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in luxury resort management to Acqualina," said John Scott, CEO of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. "We are confident that this talented team will lead Acqualina to continue the unparalleled success Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has enjoyed at our other 12 world-class properties. Like its sister properties, we are confident that Acqualina will raise the bar for service and guest experience, setting the standard as the luxury resort experience in the market."

In his post, Kurland will supervise all aspects of both the pre-opening and launch of the luxurious resort, which will be the tallest and most majestic residential resort structure on the Atlantic Ocean. Prior to his appointment, Kurland served as President and Managing Partner of The Water Club in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In that position, he developed and created San Juan's only boutique hotel on the beach, which garnered many accolades including a spot in the U.K.'s Conde Nast Traveler magazine's top new boutique hotels Hot List. Kurland also served as President and Managing Director of The El San Juan Hotel and Casino for six years as well as Managing Director of the then five-star Grand Bay Hotel in Coconut Grove for five years.

Kurland will be joined by Deborah Yager Fleming for the Rosewood resort, as well as the private residences and spa. Yager Fleming previously served as Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Island Outpost, where she managed marketing campaigns, developed synergistic partnerships and Internet programs for 12 boutique hotels, including The Tides in Miami. She also garnered valuable experience in New York at Leading Hotels of the World, where she held senior management positions and implemented the design of worldwide sales strategies and innovative marketing programs.

Acqualina is Rosewood's first venture into the Florida market. Built on 400 feet of pristine shoreline, the breathtaking 51-story residential-style tower features European architecture melded with modern design details. The resort will feature 97 guestrooms in addition to 189 luxury condominiums, three swimming pools, an exclusive beach club, a two-story spa and state of the art fitness center and a gourmet Rosewood signature restaurant. Translating to "water's edge," Acqualina will incorporate dramatic aquatic features throughout the resort. Additionally, guests will have access to private tennis and golf facilities, as well as the Williams Island Marina. In the tradition of all Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Acqualina will be a private and distinguished affair with impeccable service, world-class dining and elegantly appointed rooms.

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, Hotel Seiyo Ginza in Tokyo, Japan, The Dharmawangsa in Jakarta, Indonesia Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh, Hotel Al Khozama in Riyadh, and a triumvirate of world-class Caribbean properties - Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, Caneel Bay on St. John and Jumby Bay on Antigua. 


Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

Also See: Luis Fernandes Named Managing Director for Rosewood’s Las Ventanas al Paraiso / June 2003
James F. Brown Resigns as Rosewood Hotels & Resorts President & CEO; John Scott Named New President & CEO / April 2003
Caneel Bay Resort Acquired By CBI Acquisition LLC / May 2004

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