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Richard Baker Promoted to Rosewood's Regional VP -
Dallas, Overseeing the The Mansion on Turtle Creek
and Hotel Crescent Court


DALLAS - Sept. 1, 2004 -- Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, the premier manager of ultra-luxury hotels and resorts throughout the world, is proud to announce that Mr. Richard Baker has been promoted to Regional Vice President - Dallas. Mr. Baker will be responsible for overseeing the operations of The Mansion on Turtle Creek and Hotel Crescent Court, both Rosewood Hotels.

Mr. Baker has been the managing director at The Mansion on Turtle Creek for over three years. During his tenure at The Mansion on Turtle Creek, the hotel was named as the top hotel for service by Travel + Leisure magazine, marking the first time an American hotel has received this honor. Mr. Baker has maintained the hotel's five-star, five-diamond rating; and recently, he oversaw the addition of the health and fitness center. His expertise will now benefit the Hotel Crescent Court, which has been awarded accolades as one of the "Greatest Hotels in the World" by Travel + Leisure magazine, and The Spa at The Crescent is consistently rated among the top spas in the country.

"Mr. Baker has been an incredible asset to The Mansion on Turtle Creek, and has served as an ambassador for Rosewood to the Dallas community. We are very excited about the synergy he will be creating between the two Dallas Rosewood properties," stated John Scott, President & CEO of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.

Mr. Baker is a veteran hotelier who brings a wealth of industry experience to the Rosewood group. Mr. Baker began his career over 15 years ago in management positions at the Four Seasons group of hotels and resorts, where he served in executive roles at the Beverly Hills, Toronto and Las Colinas locations.

In connection with Mr. Baker's promotion, two new property General Managers have been appointed in Dallas. Linda Wan has been promoted to General Manager at Hotel Crescent Court and Shane Krige has been hired as General Manager at The Mansion on Turtle Creek. 

Ms. Wan has been the Hotel Manager at Hotel Crescent Court for the last four years, and has distinguished herself over the past 13 years in senior management leadership positions in leading city center and resort properties. 

Mr. Krige has established himself as a leader in the hospitality industry where he has held senior management and food & beverage positions with Ritz-Carlton and Hyatt Hotels. As Executive Assistant Manager, Mr. Krige helped to launch the five-diamond Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C. and Georgetown and has most recently overseen operations at the Grosvenor House Hotel and Residences in London.

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, 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: Alphy Johnson and Brian Young Promoted to Vice Presidents of Operations, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts / July 2004
Caneel Bay Resort Acquired By CBI Acquisition LLC / May 2004

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