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Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Appoints Elias Pertoft Managing Director of Rosewood Luang Prabang

LUANG PRABANG, LA. June 19, 2017 - Mr. Elias Pertoft has been appointed managing director of Rosewood Luang Prabang, scheduled to open in late 2017. Mr. Pertoft brings 13 years’ experience managing exclusive upscale properties in Asia and Central America to the first ultra-luxury tented encampment for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts®. The 23-villa boutique resort will be a private retreat located within a virtually untouched natural environment near the Luang Prabang UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Prior to joining Rosewood, Mr. Pertoft was general manager of Maikhao Dream Villa Resort and Spa in Thailand, assistant general manager and food and beverage director of Turtle Inn, Coppola Resorts in Belize, and assistant general manager of Amanwana, an Aman resort in Indonesia.

Mr. Pertoft holds a Master Degree of Business Administration in Hospitality Management from Glion Institute of Higher Education and a Certificate in Hospitality Management from Cornell University.

About Rosewood Luang Prabang

Opening in late 2017, Rosewood Luang Prabang will be located within 10 minutes’ drive from the historic city of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nestled within a virtually untouched forested environment with natural water features, the resort will offer 23 villas bordered by a stream or riverbank, including eight deluxe villas, three garden villas, six private pool villas and six luxury tented accommodations. The 75-square-meter luxury tented villas will be a first for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts®. An arrival manor will feature a bar and a bistro serving French and Laotian cuisine in addition to a spa with three individual treatment rooms. Rosewood Luang Prabang will offer the first philanthropic hospitality school in Laos by providing its students with professional hospitality training, which is another first for Rosewood. For more information: rosewoodhotels.com/en/luang-prabang

About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® manages 19 one-of-a-kind luxury properties in 11 countries, with 17 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. Rosewood Hotels & Resorts targets to double its number of hotels in operation by 2020.For more information: rosewoodhotels.com. Connect with us: Facebook Twitter Instagram @rosewoodhotels

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