Rosewood Hotel Group has announced two new appointments to commence the new year – Taywin (Tex) Khampasri as chief information officer and Dries Deforche as vice president, Legal – Europe, Africa, Middle East, and the Americas (EMEAC).
Taywin will be leading a global team of IT professionals, providing guidance to the group’s digital and technology strategy. Dries will be providing strategic legal advice and support to management on a variety of matters predominantly in the Americas and Europe regions, with additional matters globally.
“We are excited to start off the year with two new additions to the Rosewood family,” said Sonia Cheng, chief executive officer. “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.”
Taywin spent over 15 years in IT, having developed enterprise digital technology and data strategy across hospitality, food, and lifestyle businesses. Prior to joining Rosewood, Taywin held the role of Vice President of IT Digital for Minor International, where he led the design and re-platforming of the company’s e-commerce web and mobile application platform. Taking his unique experience to Rosewood, he will design and implement scalable technology solutions that will deliver the very best customer service and optimise business processes further to build the most effective data-driven organisation.
Dries joins Rosewood after serving as vice president, Asset Management (EMEA) at Marriott International, leading the structuring, negotiation, and execution of corporate transactions affecting Marriott’s long-term management and franchise agreements across his respective regions.
With the valuable additions of Taywin and Dries, Rosewood Hotel Group will continue a thoughtful growth strategy, which currently encompasses 25 new properties under development. At the start of 2022, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is debuting Rosewood São Paulo, the brand’s first property in South America, with anticipated openings of Rosewood Vienna and Rosewood Doha slated for later this year.