Rosewood Corniche appoints new CEO

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, the premier manager of ultra-luxury hotels and resorts throughout the world, is pleased to announce the appointment of Hans-Peter Leitzke as Managing Director of Rosewood Corniche in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, effective June 1, 2007. Opening this summer, Rosewood Corniche is Jeddah's only true ultra-luxury hotel, offering elegance, luxury and unsurpassed personal service.

Leitzke first joined Rosewood Hotels & Resorts in May 2005 as Hotel Manager for Hotel Al Khozama, A Rosewood Hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. For the past two years, he has successfully overseen the day-to-day operation of Al Khozama Center, Al Khairia apartments and the Hotel Al Khozama, successfully strengthening its position as one of the most significant social and meeting centers in Riyadh.

'I am thrilled that Peter's personal development and accomplishments have prepared him for this exciting role in Jeddah,' said John Scott, President & Chief Executive Officer for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. 'During his tenure at Hotel Al Khozama, Peter has consistently exceeded our business goals and further enhanced the reputation of the property in the market. Both his achievements at the hotel and his innovative management style make Peter the perfect fit to lead the opening of Rosewood Corniche.'

Prior to joining Rosewood, Leitzke worked in St. Petersburg, Russia at the Nevskij Palace Hotel where he was Resident Manager as well as Acting General Manager. With over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Leitzke has established his reputation as a fine hotelier with some of the industry's premier hotel companies including Le Meridien Hotels and Resorts and Mandarin Oriental and he has worked in Indonesia, Egypt, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Philippines and the United States.