Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is an international luxury hotel and resort company operating 22 properties in 12 countries, owned by Hong Kong-based New World Development. It was founded in 1979 by Caroline Rose Hunt, the daughter of oil tycoon H. L. Hunt. Hunt desired to create residential-style luxury hotels that would provide guests with attentive personalized services. A year later, Hunt converted the mansion of Texas cotton magnate Sheppard King into Rosewood's first hotel, The Mansion on Turtle Creek, located in the upscale Turtle Creek neighborhood. The company was sold by Rosewood Corp. and Maritz, Wolff & Co in 2011 to Rosewood Hotel Group (formerly New World Hospitality) for $229 million along with five of the properties that were sold for $570 million.
Caroline Rose HUNT
ROSEWOOD HOTEL GROUP