Rosewood Abu Dhabi appoints Executive Chef
Rosewood Veteran Chef Wolfgang Eberle to lead culinary operation
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 13 November 2011: Luigi Romaniello, Managing Director of Rosewood Abu Dhabi, has appointed Wolfgang Eberle as Executive Chef for the company’s first UAE property, which is due to open in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Chef Wolfgang will oversee the impressive culinary operation of Rosewood Abu Dhabi’s food and beverage offerings, which include a signature French Catalan restaurant, a Lebanese restaurant, a Majilis, and a lobby lounge which, according to Gert Kopera, Vice President of Food and Beverage, will become “the living room of Abu Dhabi”.
Additionally, Chef Wolfgang will oversee two more in-hotel restaurants, a total of four indoor and outdoor lounges, La Cava wine cellar, and unparalleled banquet dining.
With more than 29 years’ experience, Chef Wolfgang’s career includes Al Faisaliah, A Rosewood Hotel and Hotel Al Khozama in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where he served as Executive Chef for the past four years.
Prior to joining the Rosewood team in the Middle East, Chef Wolfgang gained excellent culinary experience in kitchens around the world in Sri Lanka, India, USA, China, Switzerland and the Philippines.
“Wolfgang’s key skills are in leading multinational kitchen teams, creative thinking and project management, all of which are essential to the launch of our innovative restaurant concepts,” said Luigi Romaniello, Managing Director, Rosewood Abu Dhabi.
“Guests at Rosewood Abu Dhabi will enjoy Chef Wolfgang’s exceptional originality and presentation, and I am confident he will make our diners’ visits to each of our restaurants an unforgettable experience.”
The property will be a landmark five-star high-rise hotel and residence featuring 189 guest rooms and suites, 137 serviced residences, four destination restaurants, Sense® spa, an ultra luxury shopping centre featuring the world’s most fashionable brands, and stunning views of the surrounding water and city.
Rosewood Abu Dhabi joins a striking collection of hotels, which includes properties in the US, Mexico and the Caribbean, as well as three properties in Saudi Arabia – Rosewood Corniche in Jeddah and Al Faisaliah Hotel, A Rosewood Hotel and Hotel Al Khozama, A Rosewood Hotel in Riyadh.
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. With 19 properties in eight countries, 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, Rosewood Corniche in Jeddah, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek® in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, and Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda.
For more information on Rosewood Abu Dhabi, please call +971 2 410 7444 or visit www.rosewoodhotels.com.