International hotel management company Rosewood Hotel Group appointed Karl Bieberach-Dielman as chief development officer. Joining later this year, Bieberach-Dielman will lead the global development and feasibility team to expand the footprint for the group’s three brands.
With more than 20 years of experience in development, Bieberach-Dielman worked in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the U.S. Prior to joining Rosewood, he held a variety of senior roles during his 15-year tenure at Starwood Hotels & Resorts including VP, head of European development; VP of development based in Paris; VP of feasibility and investment analysis for Europe, Africa and Middle East; and director of acquisitions and development in EAME.
Prior to Starwood, he was director of development planning and feasibility in Latin America and the Caribbean at Marriott International. “With Karl’s proven track record of successful transactions to develop business across continents, we are confident he will significantly enhance our group’s global footprint,” Sonia Cheng, CEO of Rosewood Hotel Group, said in a statement.
Bieberach-Dielman is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and speaks English, Spanish and French. With an interest in design, he has been one of the judges for the annual Sleeper Magazine European Hospitality Design Awards and participated in industry panels on the subject of hotel design and development.
Rosewood Hotel Group has three brands: Rosewood Hotels & Resorts in North America, Caribbean/Atlantic, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, New World Hotels & Resorts in China and Southeast Asia and Pentahotels in Europe and Asia. Its combined portfolio has 58 hotels in 17 countries. Rosewood Hotel Group is pursuing expansion with a target of 120 hotels in operation by 2020.