NewsMay 1, 2019

Rosewood Hotels Virgin Gorda Resort Appoints New HR Head Rizan Afeef

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has appointed Rizan Afeef as the new Director of Human Resources at Little Dix Bay, British Virgin Islands.

Rizan has a strong track record in human resources with 16 years of experience across several blue-chip hospitality brands, all with a particular focus in shaping the culture of the business, organization design, team development, and talent management.


Most recently, Rizan served as the Director of Human Resources & Training at Six Senses Laamu, Maldives. He has previously held key positions with major leading premium brands such as Anantara Hotels Maldives, Minor Hotel Group Malaysia, Velaa Private Island, Four Seasons, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

Moreover, Rizan is a certified PADI open water and enriched air diver. He was awarded the “Asia’s Most Innovative Hospitality Leaders” award by World HRD Congress and “Most Talented HR Leaders 2017” by HR Maldives in 2018.

Rizan commented on his new position: “I am passionate about working with teams to both help elevate the brand in the eyes of its guests but also the wider community. This is a vital combination in making a hotel work successfully. As one of the world’s leading luxury hospitality brands, Rosewood will be really challenging and exciting to work for. I’m confident that my background in talent acquisition and management will help us to put in place a structure which can support our ambitious sales plans.”

Rizan’s tenure with Rosewood Hotels Virgin Gorda has begun in March 2019.

Hong Kong-based, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® manages 24 one-of-a-kind luxury properties in 15 countries, with 23 new hotels under development. The Rosewood collection includes some of the world’s most legendary hotels and resorts, including The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel in New York, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas and Hôtel de Crillon and A Rosewood Hotel in Paris.