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Niamh O’Connell

Group Vice President, Wellness and Asaya
Rosewood Hotel Group

Niamh is group vice president of Wellness and Asaya at Rosewood Hotel Group, one of the world’s leading hotel companies. Niamh leads the strategic global development of spa, wellness, and recreation operations, with a focus on spa design, concept development, and programming for both existing hotels and new projects across the Group’s three distinct brands: Rosewood Hotels & Resorts®, New World Hotels & Resorts™ and KHOS™. Recognizing a void in the ultra-luxury wellness market, Niamh spearheaded the creation of Asaya, the Group’s integrative wellness program, which was launched in 2017.

Since joining Rosewood Hotel Group in 2015, Niamh has overseen the openings of 13 individual spas across Rosewood Hotels & Resorts and KHOS, as well as conceived and launched three Asaya destinations throughout the Asia-Pacific region, with 11 more in the pipeline.   

With more than 25 years of wellness industry experience working with both global hotel groups and independent spa brands, Niamh has held various senior positions with Hyatt International Hotels & Resorts, including vice president of spa, and also served as vice president of operations at ESPA International, a luxury natural skincare and spa product company. Niamh is a native of Ireland and now resides in Hong Kong.