It has happened again… another hotel management change has occurred this past week, and this one is close to home so LuxeGetaways has the details on this major DC shakeup. Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® has been appointed by CTF Georgetown Hotel LLC., new owners of Capella Hotels & Resort’s Washington, D.C. property, to take over the management of the prestigious Georgetown hotel. Effective April 21, 2016 the hotel, formerly owned by Castleton Hotel Partners I, LLC., has been renamed, and is now known as Rosewood Washington, D.C.
Rosewood and Capella Hotels are working closely together to ensure a smooth transition for guests, associates and partners. Always a favorite hotel brand, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® manages 19 one-of-a-kind luxury properties in 11 countries, with 16 new hotels under development. The plan by Rosewood is to double their number of hotels by 2020, so with this newest acquisition, they are certainly moving in the right direction. Each Rosewood hotel embraces the brand’s “A Sense of Place®” philosophy to reflect the individual location’s history, culture and sensibilities.
“Rosewood Washington, D.C. is an exciting addition to Rosewood’s collection of properties and strengthens our presence in North America,” says Sonia Cheng, chief executive officer of Rosewood Hotel Group. “The hotel draws on the capital’s rich culture and history to express Rosewood’s trademark philosophy of ‘A Sense of Place’ in innovative and memorable ways.”
The newest property in Washington, DC is situated alongside the C&O Canal in the heart of Georgetown, one of D.C.’s most historic, renowned and picturesque neighborhoods. Just steps from the popular M Street, the prime address is convenient for those traveling on either leisure or business with many of the city’s cultural attractions, high-end stores and vibrant restaurants easily accessible from the hotel.
Rosewood Washington, D.C. offers 49 guestrooms and suites featuring contemporary art and comfortable furnishings as well as the state-of-the-art technology and amenities required by today’s travelers. The hotel currently has a number of dining options including seasonal dining at the Grill Room which overlooks the C&O canal. The adjoining Rye Bar has a cozy atmosphere and serves one of the city’s finest selections of rare rye whiskeys and craft cocktails. A private rooftop lounge features an indoor/outdoor pool and panoramic views over America’s capital city including the iconic Washington Monument.
Being familiar with this property’s beautiful lobby, inventive dining options and over-the-top level of service from start to finish, LuxeGetaways looks forward to following along this transition as Rosewood quietly takes control of this luxury boutique hotel in Georgetown.
Pascal Forotti Named Managing Director
In his new role, Forotti will return to the capital to oversee all aspects of Rosewood Washington, D.C. An accomplished and respected international hotelier, Forotti brings nearly 25 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry to his new position. Prior to joining Rosewood, Forotti spent eight years with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, where he served as general manager of the Four Seasons Costa Rica for five years and hotel manager of the Four Seasons Hotel New York for three years prior to that. His former 17 years with InterContinental Hotels & Resorts included leadership positions at the Willard Washington D.C., InterContinental Buckhead and InterContinental Chicago.
Source & Photos Courtesy Rosewood Washington DC