Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is slated to open the company’s first Hong Kong property in 2018 in a prime Victoria Harbour waterfront location at the former New World Centre. When it opens, the Rosewood Hong Kong will take up 27 floors of a multi-use tower owned by the New World Development, the parent company of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.
The property will also include 199 “Rosewood Residences” for longer stays on the top 19 floors of the tower, some with outdoor terraces and all with bird's eye views.
Rosewood Hong Kong will join several other branded properties in Asia, including Rosewood Beijing, and upcoming in Phnom Penh, Phuket, Guangzhou, Luang Prabang, Sanya, Bali, Jakarta, Hainan, Bangkok and Siem Reap.
Earlier this week, we reported that Rosewood was looking to expand in Italy, and was “on the cusp” of finalizing an agreement to convert the State Printing Office in Piazza Verdi, Rome, into a 200-room hotel.
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts manages 18 hotels in 11 countries, with 17 new hotels under development. The company is expecting to double the number of hotels in operation by 2020.
“2017 will be the big focus in terms of projects opening,” Group COO Symon Bridle told HOTEL MANAGEMENT back in September. “In Asia, we're pushing to get Phnom Penh in Cambodia open at the end of this year, but that will likely slip into 2017. Then we'll have Rosewood Phuket opening, which is very exciting because that will be our first resort in Southeast Asia.
“Then there is Rosewood Sanya, another resort, in the Hawaii of China. It's a good positioning point for us because of the exponential growth coming out of the country. And if you flip back to Phuket, over the last three years, you've seen the China market now become the largest inbound market into Phuket. You can see the importance of that China market.
“Looking forward into 2018, we still have a focus in China. Guangzhou is going to be one of the key projects that we open there. It's the third main city in China if you think, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou.