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Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has big news for 2023: the recent grand opening of Kona Village, A Rosewood Resort on Hawaii’s legendary Kona Coast, and the debut of Rosewood Munich in the Fall. Both are the first for the brand in their respective destinations.

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’ New  Properties Have Stories To Tell

Over 10 years after it welcomed its last guest, the famed 1960s Kona Village Resort in Hawaii has been resurrected as the luxurious Kona Village, A Rosewood Resort, and is ready once again to help clients create matchless oceanside memories. For those who knew the original, the new resort has been reconstructed by sustainable developer Kennedy Wilson honoring the elements that they loved while instilling the sense of place that Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is known for.

“We are honored to join with Kennedy Wilson to serve as the caretakers of this land that holds such significance to so many,” said Radha Arora, president of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, in a press statement. “We have focused on providing an elevated experience that allows for guests to immerse themselves in a culture of discovery. At Rosewood, we have always held a deep reverence for the legacy properties around the globe that we have been chosen to steward, and Kona Village, A Rosewood Resort is a true representation of inherent hospitality and the understanding that we are intimately intertwined with our natural surroundings, as well as those who came before.”

The new sustainably built resort, set on 81 acres of gorgeous Hawaiian landscape, remains true to Rosewood’s commitment with a dedicated cultural center that pays homage to its sacred archaeological sites and offers immersive programming and activities to guests of all ages, including the littles via its Rosewood Explorers Keiki Club.

The resort’s layout also pays tribute to Hawaiian culture and particularly the ohana, family, with 150 guest hale and kauhale (literally houses and homesteads) that offer one- to four-bedroom accommodations and are set in village-like crescents around the property’s public spaces. They have oversized lanais, and some even have outdoor showers, all with the luxury your clients have come to expect from Rosewood.

The entire resort is also a sort of art gallery with a custom collection of Hawaiian art that includes over 60 multimedia artists. Dining focuses on fresh and local at Kona Village, A Rosewood Resort’s five dining outlets. Expect elevated Pacific Rim-to-table experiences at Moana, traditional Hawaiian cooking displays at Kahuwai Cookhouse and Market and tropical libations at the iconic Shipwreck and Talk Story Bars, both beautifully restored and the repository of old and new memories. The resort also offers the Ocean Pursuits program that allows guests to enjoy the water Hawaiian-style, plus of course, all the usual outdoor recreational sports. The Asaya Spa at Kona Village, A Rosewood Resort, is at the ready for locally-inspired treatments and therapies.

A million miles away in Munich, Rosewood’s first brand in Germany, Rosewood Munich, is already accepting bookings for stays starting on September 29, 2023. In harmony with the brand’s unique character, the hotel is set in two landmark historical buildings in Kardinal-Faulhaber-Strabe.

Rendering of the svelte lobby at Rosewood Munich.

“We are eager to welcome guests to Rosewood Munich this fall,” said Roland Duerr, managing director of Rosewood Munich, in a press statement. “Our sublime setting, within these two magnificent buildings situated in the center of the city, provides the perfect canvas for Rosewood’s guiding A Sense of Place philosophy. We look forward to contributing to the rich culture and hospitality of this vibrant community and creating unforgettable memories for our visitors from near and far.”

The resort will offer 73 ample guestrooms and 59 suites, including five houses. Historical though the buildings may be, they will have every luxurious convenience required by the contemporary traveler. Dining outlets will be exceptional gastronomic experiences, starting with an Alpine-inspired brasserie serving Bavarian classics (with a twist) and Bar Montez offering cocktails served with a side of live music and performances.

The hotel would not be a complete Rosewood property without an Asaya Spa, including a Technogym outfitted gym and an indoor pool.

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