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Bjorn van der Horst Appointed as Director of Food and Beverage
at Rosewood London

Hotel to Open in England in October 2013

June 6, 2013 - Bjorn van der Horst has been appointed as Director of Food, Beverage and Kitchens at Rosewood London, which will open in October 2013.

Born in Switzerland but raised in France, Bjorn has worked in Paris, Monte-Carlo, New York, London and Asia with some of the world’s most famous chefs including Joël Robuchon and Alain Ducasse. He joins Rosewood London from Soneva Fushi by Six Senses in the Maldives where he was most recently Group Chef and F&B Director.

Bjorn is no stranger to the London restaurant scene having previously owned the critically acclaimed Eastside Inn in London. In 2006, Bjorn was Chef Patron of La Noisette, part of Gordon Ramsay Holdings, which won a Michelin star within 12 months of opening. Bjorn also won a Michelin star while he was Executive Chef at The Greenhouse.

“I am thrilled to join Rosewood London” says Bjorn who is responsible for the food and beverage offerings in the hotel, including the restaurants, bar, events and private dining. “It promises to be one of the most exciting openings of 2013 and the food and beverage will play a huge part in establishing the reputation of the hotel. I have a passion for quality, innovation and sustainability and I intend to ensure that Rosewood London is one of the most exciting places to drink and dine in the capital.”

About Rosewood London:
Rosewood London will open in October 2013 in a 1914 Edwardian, Grade II-listed building on High Holborn following an extensive transformation of the property. Featuring 262 guestrooms, 44 suites and destination restaurants and bars, the hotel will blend English heritage with contemporary sophistication.

About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® manages 18 one-of-a-kind luxury properties in eight countries. Each Rosewood hotel embraces the brand’s A Sense of Place® philosophy to reflect the individual location’s history, culture, scale and sensibilities. The Rosewood collection includes some of the world’s most legendary hotels and resorts, including The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel in New York and Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek® in Dallas, Texas, USA. For more information, please visit or follow the group's latest news on or Twitter @rosewoodhotels

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