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

VANCOUVER, BC (February 21st, 2011): With detailed knowledge of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Dwight Sanford has been chosen to lead the team in the role of Hotel Manager at Rosewood Hotel Georgia, bringing this internationally esteemed brand to Vancouver.

Sanford gained a passion for the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts brand during his tenure at The Mansion on Peachtree in Atlanta, Georgia. Rising to the position of Director of Rooms at this acclaimed property, Sanford was the perfect choice to lead the team at Rosewood Hotel Georgia, which opens in Vancouver on May 7th, 2011.

Hailing from Vidalia, Georgia, Sanford brings over 20 years of hospitality experience, including a legacy of senior roles, at both Rosewood Hotels & Resorts and Four Seasons. Drawn to the luxury hotel industry by a passion for operation and service, Sanford is a sincere advocate of Rosewood’s guiding principle, A Sense of Place; developing a tangible reflection of local history and culture, within every property in the brand’s extraordinary portfolio.

Rosewood’s legendary reputation for enhancing the guest experience is fundamental to Sanford’s aspirations for his new role: “Our staff have been carefully selected for their experience and devotion and will each receive the exemplary levels of Rosewood training, ensuring perfection right down to the smallest detail,” declared Sanford. “Rosewood Hotels & Resorts upholds a responsibility to lovingly restore beautiful heritage properties around the world and the Rosewood Hotel Georgia will be no exception.”

“I am thrilled to welcome Dwight Sanford to our team,” said Steve Halliday, Managing Director of Rosewood Hotel Georgia. “With his endless knowledge of the Rosewood brand, he is an invaluable resource to the team and his infectious enthusiasm and excellent work ethic will ensure an exceptional experience for every one of our guests that truly distinguishes us from other brands.”

About Rosewood Hotel Georgia:
Since 1927, the Hotel Georgia has represented Vancouver's most stylish and elegant retreat at the beating heart of the city. The legendary property is located just steps away from long stretches of sea wall, the downtown shopping and business districts and Canada’s greenest convention centre. Named “Top City of the Americas” in Conde Nast Traveler’s 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards, Vancouver’s reputation as a world-class city, flanked by magnificent snow-kissed mountains and the Pacific Ocean continues to shine. The 155-room hotel is home to Hawksworth Restaurant, lead by visionary chef David Hawksworth; Sense Spa® offering a menu of West-Coast treatments; thoughtfully designed meetings facilities; a heritage ballroom and spacious lounges, which act as a tranquil and enticing haven in this radiant downtown hub.

About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts manages luxury 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, Rosewood Mayakobá and newly opened Rosewood San Miguel de Allende® in Mexico, 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® spa – featuring treatments reflective of the brand’s signature A Sense of Place® philosophy – available exclusively at select properties.

Annabel Hawksworth
Hawksworth Communications

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Also See: 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

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