Orient-Express Hotels announced the appointment of John M. Scott III as President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director. Scott previously served as President and CEO of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, where he oversaw a portfolio of 17 ultra-luxury hotels located in seven countries with combined revenues of more than $500 million.
J. Robert Lovejoy, Chairman of the Board, noted that during his time at Rosewood, Scott was responsible for doubling the number of hotels under management, significantly increasing EBITDA and securing an active development pipeline of new hotel projects. "With a deep understanding of the ultra-luxury lodging sector and proven industry experience in strategy, operations, finance, and brand building, John has the right skills and qualifications to drive growth and deliver on the tremendous potential of Orient-Express’ portfolio of iconic and irreplaceable properties,” he said.
Prior to joining Rosewood Hotels, Scott served for seven years as Managing Director of Acquisitions and Asset Management at Maritz, Wolff & Co., where he was responsible for acquisitions and asset management for the private equity real estate investment group. Previously, Scott held management positions in business planning and development at The Walt Disney Company and senior hotel management positions at the Interpacific Group Hong Kong, a private hotel investment and management company operating in the Asia-Pacific region.
Scott holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Dartmouth College. He also serves on the Board of Cedar Fair Entertainment (NYSE: FUN), a leading publicly traded theme park and entertainment company.