In the midst of continued global growth and expansion, Rosewood Hotel Group is delighted to announce the latest round of leadership appointments and promotions. Priya Kapoor joins the group as Vice President of Digital, where she will guide this increasingly important segment on a global level. Additionally, Soo Jeong Lee has been promoted to Vice President of Design, overseeing the European, Middle Eastern, and African regions, and Simon Gilkes has been promoted to Senior Director of Commercial, overseeing the European, Middle Eastern, African, and Caribbean regions.
Priya Kapoor joins Rosewood with over 15 years of experience in the digital and eCommerce space, having previously held leadership roles at Ogilvy & Mather, Mattel, and L’Oréal. In this newly created position, Priya will oversee digital, eCommerce, and customer experience across all group brands – Rosewood Hotels & Resorts®, New World Hotels & Resorts¢, KHOS, Carlyle & Co., and Asaya. She will work across the commercial, brand, and IT segments to elevate Rosewood’s existing digital experience, support digital’s growth into new areas such as eCommerce, and optimize and tailor consumer journeys from online to offline.
Soo Jeong Lee joined Rosewood Hotel Group in 2017 as the Senior Corporate Director of Design, a role she held for over five years in Rosewood’s corporate headquarters in Hong Kong. In her new role based out of the brand’s growing Amsterdam office, Soo Jeong will lead the Design team in the EMEA region, providing guidance on the implementation of Rosewood’s design standards and overseeing the design vision for all projects and renovations accordingly. In addition to her institutional and industry knowledge, Soo Jeong brings vast leadership experience to her new role, with previous career highlights including time as Head of Design Development for Asia Pacific at Chanel and Senior Interior Designer at Yabu Pushelberg.
Simon Gilkes joined Rosewood Hotel Group in 2018 as Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for Rosewood Hong Kong. In his new position as Senior Director of Commercial, Simon will be responsible for the overall implementation of sales, distribution, and revenue management initiatives to maximize performance in the EMEAC region and drive financial results for the portfolio. Simon has over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing in the hospitality industry and, prior to joining Rosewood, held impactful roles with SBE Hotels in London, The Savoy Hotel in London and The St. Regis New York, among others.
“It is exciting to see our leadership team grow and evolve with the well-deserved appointments of Priya, Soo Jeong and Simon to their new positions,” said Radha Arora, President of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. “Each of their roles is critical to the strategic expansion of the group, and I am entirely confident in their abilities to lead their teams to great success as we continue to affirm Rosewood as a leader in the luxury lifestyle space.”