Rosewood appoints project lead for Amsterdam site

by | 31 Aug 2022 | Appointments, People

Imagery courtesy of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has appointed an MD and director of project services for its upcoming Amsterdam site, which is set to open in late 2023.

Thomas Harlander will be collaborating closely with Rosewood Amsterdam’s design and project services team during the construction and pre-opening phase of the hotel. This will come in addition to his duties as MD, where he will play an integral part in the success of the property’s opening, positioning and ongoing operations.

Brand knowledge

Harlander comes to this new role with an intimate knowledge of the Rosewood brand, having previously held the title of MD of Rosewood Bangkok, where he oversaw all aspects of the ultra-luxury hotel that debuted in 2019.

He brings over 25 years of experience to his latest role. Prior to his time at Rosewood Bangkok, Harlander’s career extended throughout the Park Hyatt brand where he held hotel general manager and senior food and beverage management roles across properties located in London, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Tokyo, and Seoul.

Dual role transition

Rosewood president Radha Arora commented: “As a well-respected leader of the Rosewood Bangkok team, we are delighted to support Thomas’s transition into this dual role at Rosewood Amsterdam as we expand into an exciting new region for the brand.

“Thomas’s extensive experience in the luxury hospitality sector is a true asset for the opening and management of this highly anticipated property.”

Dutch debut

Marking the brand’s first property in the Netherlands, Rosewood Amsterdam is a continuation of the chain’s development and expansion across Europe.

The hotel will be housed in the former Palace of Justice overlooking the Prinsengracht (the Prince’s Canal), in the UNESCO World Heritage listed Amsterdam Canal District. The property will feature 134 guestrooms and suites, three restaurants and bars, an art-filled lobby lounge, a well-being facility complete with a fitness centre and indoor swimming pool, and multiple event and meeting spaces including a 3,000 sq-ft ballroom.

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