Edouard Grosmangin has been appointed managing director of Rosewood São Paulo, which is set to open in 2021. Housed in both a historic building and a new tower designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, the hotel is located in the city’s Cidade Matarazzo complex. Rosewood São Paulo will be the brand’s inaugural property in South America.
In his role as managing director, Grosmangin will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the new hotel, including its six restaurants and bars, as well as South America’s first outpost of Asaya, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’ integrative wellness concept.
Originally from France, Grosmangin is the son of hoteliers and a graduate of Vatel Paris, a leading institute for hoteliers, in 1996. He joins Rosewood São Paulo with more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Most recently, he served as general manager of Raffles Seychelles. During his three-year tenure at the property, Grosmangin was responsible for the resort’s overall performance development and strategic direction. Prior to that role, he served as general manager of Six Senses Zil Pasyon, where he prepared for and managed the successful opening of the resort on Felicite Island. Previously, Grosmangin held the general manager position at Six Senses Con Dao in Vietnam. His career has also included positions at properties throughout Asia, the Middle East and Europe, with several rooted in food and beverage services, such as director of food and beverage at Hotel de Paris in Monaco. He began his career as food and beverage coordinator at Hôtel de Crillon in Paris, now a Rosewood Hotels & Resorts property in 2017.
Rosewood São Paulo will have 151 guestrooms and 114 owners’ suites, which will be located within a vertical park created by Nouvel. Six restaurants and bars, including one located on a veranda overlooking the hotel gardens, will be complemented by a bar and a caviar lounge. Recreational facilities will include two swimming pools—rooftop pool and the other amongst the landscaped grounds—and a large spa with six treatment rooms and a fitness area. Hotel guests will also be able to access an adjoining, screening room and luxury retail stores within the development.