Management

Louis Rose Chairman Louis Rose began his career in hospitality management at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Boston, MA. Upon returning home to New York City in 1995, he became the general manager of a boutique hotel located in the heart of Times Square. Two years later, Louis joined the Cipriani family’s venue development team, opening Cipriani’s Wall Street in 1997 and the family’s 42st Street location the following year. He then joined his father Herbert to redevelop The Rainbow Room into a full-time catering and event facility. In 2004, Louis became the Chairman of The Rose Group, a hospitality development company committed to the restoration and preservation of historic venues, delicious cuisine and exceptional service. As head of the Rose Group, Louis continues to be responsible for all operations and development of the firm. He currently lives on New York’s Upper East Side with his wife Alexandra and daughter Kinsley. John Rose Partner John Rose began his career in hospitality management at The Rainbow Room in 1999. Eager to learn every aspect of the catering business, John gained experience through a variety of positions, eventually earning the role of General Manager at Cipriani Sutton, located on East 58th Street. In 2005, after partnering with his brothers in The Rose Group, John took on the project of transforming Guastavino’s from a declining restaurant into what is today considered one of New York City’s premiere special events facilities. Today, serving as General Manager, he oversees the day-to-day operations of the venue. John currently lives on New York’s Upper East Side with his wife Ashley and their two lovely daughters. Berton Rose Partner Berton Rose began his career in event management in 2001 when he joined the team at Cipriani’s 42nd Street location. As part of the Cipriani’s team, Berton quickly found success as an event manager at The Rainbow Room, located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. In 2004, he left The Rainbow room to join his brothers in forming The Rose Group. In addition to his roles in Sales and Event Management, Berton acts as the Marketing Director for 583 Park Avenue, overseeing the venue’s advertising, social media, and other promotional aspects of the business. A dedicated and active member of the Rose Group team, Berton enjoys meeting the challenges of the event world with patience and enthusiasm. David Starling Partner David Starling has a long history of working in hospitality and event management beginning with working in boutique hotels as a teenager, planning school-wide events as a student, and producing promotional events for a local television news station. In 1998, David moved to New York City to join his high school friend, Louis Rose, in managing Cipriani Wall Street. With the success of the Wall Street location, David helped lead the team to develop a second venue on 42nd Street, moving on to next revitalize The Rainbow Room. Although David has always admired exceptional food, it was the excitement of preserving and reutilizing historic spaces that compelled him to form The Rose Group with Louis, his brothers, and his father, Herb Rose, in 2004. Since then, they have worked together in consulting at Capitale and The Millennium Broadway Hotel’s Hudson Theater, then re-developing Guastavino’s and restoring and launching a remarkable venue at 583 Park Avenue. David oversees daily operations at 583 Park Avenue, with a constant eye towards remarkable customer experiences and opportunities to expand the company brand. He lives in downtown Manhattan with his wife, April, and two young daughters. Herbert Rose Director Emeritus Herbert Rose is the patriarch of The Rose Family. His extensive career in New York City catering and event management includes serving as the Directory of Catering for the Waldorf Astoria and 25 years as the Director of Catering at the Pierre Hotel. Along with his sons, Herbert played a large role in the expansion of Cipriani’s New York properties and the formation of The Rose Group. Following his retirement from fulltime catering in 2011, Herbert has continued to act as a consultant for The Rose Group, having played a role in the planning of many of the firm’s top events.