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Gabor L. Vida has been appointed managing director of Rosewood Washington, D.C., the luxurious urban retreat located in the heart of Georgetown. In this role, which he assumed in late 2018, Vida oversees and leads all aspects of Rosewood Washington, D.C. and its distinct dining and recreational venues. Ideally situated alongside the C&O Canal, the landmark property will reopen this Spring following a partial renovation and redesign that includes the addition of new public spaces and a new restaurant, CUT by Wolfgang Puck. The renovation will also introduce six neighboring townhouses to the property’s room inventory later this year.

Vida joins Rosewood Washington, D.C. with over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including eight with Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. Most recently, Vida served as the managing director of Rosewood Washington, D.C.’s sister property, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Previously, he held the same role at Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park, California, where he helped the hotel earn several impressive accolades, including a coveted Five-Star Rating from Forbes Travel Guide. His time with the Rosewood brand began at Rosewood London as director of operations.

Outside of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Vida has held leadership positions with many of the most renowned hospitality companies worldwide including The Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Raffles Hotels & Resorts and Crystal Cruises. He graduated from Stratford University with a degree in Hospitality Management and also completed an Executive Leadership Program in Hospitality Administration/Management at Cornell University.

“Gabor has been an integral part of the Rosewood team for nearly a decade and is the perfect fit to lead the newly imagined Rosewood Washington, D.C. upon its reopening this Spring,” said Radha Arora, president of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. “We are eagerly anticipating the next chapter of this historic hotel and are confident that with Gabor’s extensive experience and expertise, it will quickly reestablish itself as the city’s premier property.”

About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® manages 25 one-of-a-kind luxury properties in 15 countries, with 22 new hotels under development.  Each Rosewood hotel embraces the brand’s A Sense of Place® philosophy to reflect the individual location’s history, culture 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, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas and Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel in Paris, as well as new classics such as Rosewood Beijing.

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About Rosewood Washington, D.C.

Rosewood Washington, D.C. is a luxurious urban retreat located in the heart of Georgetown, one of D.C.’s most historic, renowned and picturesque neighborhoods. Conveniently located just steps from many of the city’s cultural attractions, high-end shops, and vibrant restaurants, the hotel is ideal for both business and leisure travelers. Rosewood Washington, D.C. is temporarily closed for a comprehensive renovation that will bring to the hotel new and elevated food and beverage outlets and refreshed public areas. Upon reopening in Spring 2019, the landmark property will offer 55 guestrooms and suites featuring contemporary art and comfortable furnishings as well as the state-of-the-art technology and amenities, as well as several dining venues including CUT by Wolfgang Puck.


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