International hotel management company Rosewood Hotel Group has strengthened its business development team with the appointment of Noel Merainer as vice president – development, Asia Pacific to lead the group’s expansion in the region for its four distinct brands, including ultra-luxury Rosewood® Hotels & Resorts, deluxe New World™ Hotels & Resorts, neighbourhood lifestyle penta™ hotels, and the newly launched business and lifestyle hotel brand KHOS™.
“Noel has vast experience in evaluating business opportunities and securing successful projects, in addition to supporting the launch of new brands in Asia Pacific; we are confident his strengths will expand our footprint to new and exciting markets in the region,” says Karl Bieberach-Dielman, chief development officer for Rosewood Hotel Group.
With 17 years hospitality industry experience, Mr. Merainer is experienced in the Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe and North America hotel markets. Prior to joining Rosewood, he held various positions at Marriott International for eight years including vice president, development planning and feasibility for Asia Pacific. He was also regional director of revenue management at Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts following six years in operations with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts.
Mr. Merainer graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in hotel administration.