Hong Kong-based Rosewood Hotel Group appointed Niamh O'Connell as group vice president of wellness development. In her role, she will lead and supervise the strategic, global development of spa along with wellness and recreation operations for the group's existing hotels.
Prior to joining Rosewood Hotel Group, O'Connell had more than 22 years of experience in the spa industry. She has worked in hotel groups and independent spa brands and held various senior positions in Hyatt International Hotels & Resorts, including vice president and corporate director of spa, as well as area spa director for the Greater China region. In addition, she was vice president of operations in Asia Pacific for ESPA International, international training and business manager of La Therapie, and spa director of Steiner Transocean Limited.