Rosewood Resorts to Officially Be Out of Acqualina Hotel by Oct. 31st
It's official. Rosewood Resorts will no longer be managing the Acqualina Resort in Sunny Beach Isles, Florida.
On Monday, we got word that RR was pulling out and today we got our hands on the official press release, issued by the Acqualina resort itself. It says:
Acqualina informed Rosewood Hotels and Resorts last month of its decision to end their relationship effective October 31st and to establish its own luxury brand. Acqualina Management, LLC, the hotel management company that has employed the on-site management team supervised by Rosewood,...is to assume complete supervision of the management team.
Hmmm...that sounds like a "We didn't need you anyways" type of release from Acqualina, doesn't it? Nevertheless, it doesn't look like much of the hotel's top management is going anywhere as the hotel's vice president Florent Gateau will stay on as will the sales & marketing director Deborah Yager-Fleming.
The hotel also promises to "build significantly on its membership" in The Leading Hotels of the World program. So we're guessing the resort will do its best to keep returning guests happy.
One last jab in the release: "While retaining its very talented on-site top management group, ownership together with management will focus on continuing to build an even stronger team at Acqualina."
· Rosewood Resorts Bowing Out of Acqualina Hotel? [HotelChatter]