Scott Wallen has been appointed hotel manager of Rosewood Sand Hill, the luxury hotel located in Menlo Park, California. In his new role, Wallen will utilize his astute leadership skills to oversee day-to-day operations and uphold service standards at the esteemed hotel.
Wallen joins Rosewood Sand Hill with 10 years of experience in global luxury hospitality, having worked in countries such as Ireland, China, Saint Lucia and more. Most recently, Wallen served as director of food and beverage of Rosewood London where he successfully oversaw the strategic and financial directions for the property's celebrated culinary concepts. During his tenure, Wallen's leadership helped the renowned hotel garner numerous prestigious accolades, including the recognition of "Best Hotel" in the 2017 GQ Food & Drink Awards.
Prior to joining Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, Wallen worked as director of food and beverage at the Baccarat Hotel and Residences and Capella Hotel Group, where he managed food and beverage operations at properties in the United States and Singapore. Wallen has also served on the pre-opening teams for Capella Hotel Group properties including Han Yue Lou Hotel Nanjing and The Setai Fifth Avenue. Wallen is an Australian native and graduated from University of Surrey in the United Kingdom with a degree in International Hospitality Management.
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7 January 2020 — Paul Li has been named Director of Sales and Marketing at Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver's renowned luxury hotel. In his new role, Li will serve as a key member of the hotel's leadership team, tasked with overseeing all of the property's sales and marketing efforts, along with developing business strategies that drive overall growth and increase revenue for the 156-room hotel.
26 November 2019 — With a wealth of experience in international luxury hotel management for the last 20 years, Vincent Billiard is now the youngest General Manager of a Palace in Paris.
A native of Paris, Vincent Billiard studied at the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne before joining the Ritz-Carlton Group in 2003, where he worked for 13 years in various key positions.
22 November 2019 — Rosewood Hotel Group's Chief Information Officer, Micah Friedman, joins Hospitality Technology Next Generation's (HTNG's) Board of Governors, the direction-setting body of the organization.
Bringing over thirty years of hospitality and technology experience, Micah leads the global IT organization of Rosewood Hotel Group and work with the company's leaders to craft and drive a digital business transformation that will create better experiences for guests, associates, management and owners.