Safwan Abu Risheh
Appointed Managing Director
At Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver, Canada
Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver's renowned luxury hotel, is pleased to announce Safwan Abu Risheh's return to the prestigious property as managing director. A key member of the hotel's opening leadership team, Mr. Abu Risheh is highly committed to upholding Rosewood Hotel Georgia's reputation as a legendary hotel in Canada and around the world. Boasting extensive experience in luxury hotel operations and a deep passion for the hospitality industry, Mr. Abu Risheh will oversee all facets of Rosewood Hotel Georgia in his new position as managing director.
In 2011, Mr. Abu Risheh served on Rosewood Hotel Georgia's opening team where he held the position of Director of Finance. He returns to the iconic Vancouver hotel with more than nine years of strategic leadership for the Rosewood brand, and more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry overall. Most recently, the energetic leader acted as corporate director of finance for Rosewood Hotel Group, and previously, area director of finance for Rosewood's West Coast properties. In years prior, Mr. Abu Risheh served as director of finance in Vancouver, Beirut and Amman during a seven-year career with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Before joining the Four Seasons team in 2004, Mr. Abu Risheh started his hotel career within Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
Holding degrees in leadership and business from both Cornell University and Damascus University, Mr. Abu Risheh brings a hands-on, entrepreneurial approach to his new role as managing director of Rosewood Hotel Georgia.