ERICH STEINBOCK BRINGS GLOBAL EXPERTISE TO RIYADH’S LEADING LUXURY HOTELS
New appointment as Regional Vice President and Managing Director of Al Faisaliah & Al Khozama Hotels
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1st April 2012: Bringing a wealth of international hospitality experience to his new role with Rosewood Hotels in Saudi Arabia, Erich Steinbock has been appointed Regional Vice President for Rosewood Hotels in the Kingdom, and Managing Director of the ultra-luxury Al Faisaliah and Al Khozama Hotels.
Formerly Area Director for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts in the US, Steinbock also maintained responsibility for the group’s five-star Carlyle property in New York and its ultra luxury resort, Rosewood Tucker’s Point in Bermuda. Before joining Rosewood Hotels & Resorts in 2009, Steinbock worked for Ritz-Carlton for nine years, most notably spearheading the opening of 14 Ritz-Carlton Hotel properties in the US and internationally.
“We are delighted to announce Mr Steinbock’s appointment and look forward to his contribution at the helm of both Al Faisaliah and Al Khozama Hotels,” said Mr. Bob Boulogne, Chief Operating Officer of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. “His exceptional depth of experience, not only at Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, but also with other internationally renowned hospitality groups, will ensure we maintain our leadership position in the Kingdom as we develop new properties and offerings.”
In his new capacity, Steinbock will also oversee the Rosewood Corniche in Jeddah, as well as other Rosewood development projects in Saudi Arabia.
About Al Faisaliah Hotel, A Rosewood Hotel
Riyadh’s most luxurious property opened at Al Faisaliah Hotel in May 2000. In a city that gracefully melds tradition with sophisticated style, Al Faisaliah Hotel defines the ultimate in modern elegance and prestigious location. The stunning hotel boasts the largest column-free banquet and meeting facilities in the Kingdom. With the introduction of dedicated 24-hour butler service, the 330-room and suites property has elevated the art of personal service to new levels. Perfectly suited to the discerning business traveler, Al Faisaliah offers spacious accommodations, technologically advanced in-room communications systems, five culinary venues, with “La Cucina” being the sixth addition, a state-of-the-art health club and easy access to world-class shopping.
About Al Khozama Management Company
Al Khozama Management Company (AKMC) was originally founded as the direct property investment and management arm of the King Faisal Foundation. AKMC is a property investment company, based in Riyadh, developing and investing in prime, modern properties and providing property asset management to third party property owners across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Middle East. AKMC owns Al Faisaliah Hotel and Hotel Al Khozama, and manages Al Shohada Hotel in the holy city of Makkah, as part of a larger portfolio. For more information on AKMC, please visit www.akmc.com
About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® manages one-of-a-kind luxury properties in the world’s most desired destinations. Rosewood properties embrace the company’s A Sense of Place® philosophy, reflecting the history, architecture, scale and sensibilities of the destination. The Rosewood collection includes some of the most legendary hotels and resorts in the world, including Al Faisaliah Hotel and Hotel Al Khozama in Riyadh and Rosewood Corniche in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek® in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, as well as contemporary classics such as Rosewood Sand Hill® in California, Rosewood San Miguel de Allende® in Mexico, and Rosewood Tucker’s Point in Bermuda. Rosewood Abu Dhabi will open in late 2012 on Sowwah Square, Sowwah Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Rosewood also offers Sense® spa – featuring treatments reflective of the location’s culture and natural environment - available exclusively at select properties.