Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
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Steve Halliday
Steve Halliday

DALLAS, TX (May 26, 2010) – Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, a premier manager of ultra-luxury properties throughout the world, is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Halliday as Managing Director of Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver, B.C., Canada which is scheduled to open in early 2011. The hotel, currently undergoing a full restoration, originally opened in 1927 and now aspires to be Vancouver’s most elegant hotel, emphasizing its distinguished history. Mr. Halliday will oversee all areas of the hotel, which is being developed by Hotel Georgia Development Ltd, which is part of the Delta Group.

With four decades of experience and success in the management of luxury hotel operations, Halliday joins Rosewood Hotels & Resorts following his most recent position as founder and president of Halliday Hospitality Group, which worked directly with Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts to develop new hotels for the company. Prior to that, he spent 26 years in senior positions within the Pan Pacific Hotels Group, in Canada, the United States and Singapore. His name is synonymous with the internationally renowned Pan Pacific Vancouver, which he opened in 1986 as a centrepiece of Expo 86, the Vancouver World’s Fair. He returned to the hotel 10-years ago as Vice President and General Manager, in addition to executive responsibilities related to North American business development. Now, Halliday will manage Rosewood’s newest addition and second Canadian property to its already outstanding collection of notable properties.

“Rosewood is committed to creating world renowned hotels and resorts, and we are pleased to have such a distinguished industry veteran open this spectacular property,” said Bob Boulogne, Chief Operating Officer of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. “His years of experience and wealth of knowledge in the hospitality industry is well suited to lead efforts at Rosewood Hotel Georgia.”

“I’m both excited by this challenege and honoured to join Rosewood,” Halliday said. “I appreciate the tradition of this company, the exceptional service and outstanding properties Rosewood is known for. Rosewood Hotel Georgia will strive to be the finest hotel in British Columbia, if not all of Canada. I’m quite excited about the opportunity.”

“We are delighted that Steve Halliday, a well established leader in hospitality in Vancouver, is joining the Rosewood Hotel Georgia team,” said Ken Bowden, Executive Director, Hotel Georgia Development, Ltd. “Steve's attachment to Vancouver and history in the city will be a tremendous asset to Rosewood Hotel Georgia."

First opened in 1927, the Hotel Georgia came to be known as Vancouver’s most historic and elegant hotel. The Georgian Revival structure welcomed the who’s who of the entertainment world, including Elvis Presley, Nat “King” Cole, Katherine Hepburn and British Royalty. It was once and will be again, the premier destination for those seeking the ultimate in hotel accommodation. Now known as Rosewood Hotel Georgia, the property will feature 154 guest rooms, including large suites, and a separate 48-story residential tower to be completed in 2012. The hotel will also feature Sense, A Rosewood Spa™, a fitness center, indoor swimming pool, a nightclub and Hawksworth Restaurant.

About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts:
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts manages properties worldwide including Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and Rosewood Crescent Hotel in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, The Mansion on Peachtree in Atlanta, Rosewood Sand Hill, CordeValle and San Ysidro Ranch in California, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe, Las Ventanas al Paraíso and Rosewood Mayakobá in Mexico, and a triumvirate of world-class Caribbean properties – Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, Caneel Bay on St. John and Jumby Bay on Antigua. Rosewood also offers Sense, A Rosewood Spa® - featuring treatments reflective of the brand's signature philosophy A Sense of Place® - available exclusively at select properties and now open at Jumby Bay. For more information on Rosewood Hotels & Resorts or Sense, A Rosewood Spa®, please call 888.ROSEWOOD or visit

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