Industry Update
Appointment26 May 2020

Joanna Gunn

Appointed Chief Brand Officer
At Rosewood Hotel Group in Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR)

Joanna Gunn

With the appointment of Joanna Gunn as chief brand officer, Rosewood Hotel Group has added strong leadership to the company's brand, marketing and communications team to support its ambitious expansion and growing presence in the global luxury hospitality arena. Gunn will oversee marketing direction for ultra-luxury Rosewood Hotels & Resorts®, deluxe New World Hotels & Resorts and business lifestyle KHOS hotels.

Previously, Joanna was chief brand officer for Lane Crawford, a luxury multi-brand retailer, and brings more than 23 years' luxury experience to her new position. She played a key role in building the Lane Crawford brand across marketing and communications channels, launching six stores in Hong Kong and Greater China and being a strategic lead in creating China's first omni-channel luxury fashion destination. Whilst pioneering memorable campaigns, she led Lane Crawford's product direction and organized events and customer experiences on and offline. Joanna was also instrumental in establishing strategic partnerships with some of the best design talent from around the world. Lane Crawford is recognized for its success in introducing international luxury designer brands across lifestyle categories. This includes exciting collaborations with Gucci, Loewe, Stella McCartney, Burberry, Rimowa, Charlotte Tilbury and Tom Dixon among others.

Rosewood Hotel Group

Rosewood Hotel Group, one of the world's leading hotel companies, encompasses four brands: ultra-luxury Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® in North America, Caribbean/Atlantic, Europe, the Middle East and Asia; contemporary deluxe New World Hotels & Resorts in China and Southeast Asia; neighbourhood lifestyle pentahotels in Europe and Asia; and KHOS™, a dynamic global business lifestyle hotel brand.
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