Neil George has assumed the position of strategic advisor for Rosewood Hotel Group’s development team, which is based in Dubai.
In his new capacity, George will support the group in managing key relationships with significant capital partners, developers and hotel owners, and will also play a key role in the group’s development in the Middle East, Africa, India and the Indian Ocean across its four brands.
“I am delighted to be associated with Rosewood Hotel Group at a time of such dynamism, growth and evolution in the company” said George. “The Middle East, India, Africa and the Indian Ocean all represent substantial opportunity for unique ultra-luxury experiences with the Sense of Place philosophy that the Rosewood brand offers.”
The British national boasts 25 years of senior hospitality leadership experience, much of which has been spent in the MEA and India markets. Prior to joining Rosewood Hotel Group, he spent 10 years growing Starwood’s presence in the Middle East and Africa.
He also held senior hospitality advisory roles with Deloitte and Arthur Andersen in London. He first developed his passion for luxury hospitality at Taj Hotels in India, where he kicked off his career.
With his extensive on-the-ground experience in these regions, George will support Rosewood Hotel Group’s expansion strategy across the Middle East, Africa and India division, bringing the group’s brands to new corners of the world.