Rosewood appoints CIO and VP legal

Rosewood appoints CIO and VP legal

Taywin Khampasri (left) and Dries Deforche (right)

Worldwide: Rosewood Hotel Group has appointed Taywin Khampasri as chief information officer and Dries Deforche as vice president of legal for Europe, Africa, Middle East, and the Americas.

In Khampasri’s role, he will be leading Rosewood’s global IT team providing guidance on the group’s digital and technology strategy. He has spent over 15 years in IT having developed enterprise technology and data strategy across hospitality, food and lifestyle businesses.

Prior to joining Rosewood, Khampasri served as vice president of IT digital for Minor International.

Deforche will predominantly focus on the Americas and Europe regions, providing legal advice and support on a variety of matters. He joins the team from Marriott International where his most recent role was vice president of asset management (EMEA). Here, he led the structuring, negotiation, and execution of corporate transactions.

Sonia Cheng, chief executive officer, said: “We are excited to start off the year with two new additions to the Rosewood family. With profound experience and expert industry knowledge, we look forward to having Taywin and Dries join our efforts to reinforce Rosewood’s position as a leading luxury lifestyle brand.”

Rosewood Hotel Group’s current pipeline of properties includes 25 hotels under development. At the start of 2022 the group is debuting in São Paulo, South America, with anticipated openings in Vienna and Doha later in the year.

The full Rosewood portfolio consists of five brands: Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, New World Hotels & Resorts, KHOS, Asaya, and Carlyle & Co. Collectively, these brands incorporate 41 hotels across 19 countries.

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