Edouard Grosmangin has been appointed managing director of Rosewood São Paulo, a luxury hotel opening in 2021 in one of Brazil's most vibrant cities. Housed in both a historic building and a new tower designed byPritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, the hotel is situated in the heart of the city's Cidade Matarazzo complex. Rosewood São Paulo will be the brand's inaugural property in South America and will bring a new wave of residential luxury to the region. In his role as managing director, Edouard will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the new hotel, including its six restaurants and bars, as well as South America's first outpost of Asaya, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts' integrative wellness concept.
Originally from France, Edouard is the son of hoteliers, and graduated from Vatel Paris, a leading institute for aspiring hoteliers, in 1996. He joins Rosewood São Paulo as an accomplished and well-respected international hotelier with more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Most recently, Edouard served as general manager of Raffles Seychelles. During his three-year tenure at the five-star property, Edouard was responsible for the resort's overall performance development and strategic direction. Prior to that role, he served as general manager of Six Senses Zil Pasyon where he prepared for and managed the successful opening of the resort on Felicite Island. Previously, Edouard held the general manager position at Six Senses Con Dao in Vietnam. His career has also included prestigious positions at properties throughout Asia, the Middle East and Europe, with several rooted in food and beverage services, such as director of food & beverage at Hotel de Paris in Monaco. He began his career as food and beverage coordinator at Hôtel de Crillon in Paris, now a Rosewood Hotels & Resorts property since 2017®.
4 August 2020 — Thibaut Asso has been named Director of Sales and Marketing at Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth, the island's renowned retreat which is set to reopen in Spring 2021 following an extensive restoration. In his new role, Asso will be responsible for developing and leading the resort's reopening marketing strategy, establishing relationships with industry partners, and continuously developing new business alongside his sales team.
22 July 2020 — Rosewood Hotel Group, one of the world's leading hospitality companies, is pleased to welcome Jay Wetzel back to the Group in the role of vice president of food and beverage, Americas. In this position, Jay will be responsible for managing all current food and beverage operations in the region, as well as the development of new and evolving programs with an emphasis on creativity and innovation.