Caroline Rose Hunt

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Caroline Rose Hunt (January 8, 1923 – November 13, 2018) was an American heiress, hotelier and philanthropist.

Biography[change | change source]

At one time the wealthiest woman in the United States.[1] She was known for being the founder of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, which she founded in 1979. She was born in El Dorado, Arkansas.[2]

Hunt died at her mansion near Dallas on November 13, 2018 from a stroke at the age of 95.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Cheryl Hall. "Once considered America's richest woman, Caroline Hunt offers a rare look at her famous Dallas family," The Dallas Morning News, November 3, 2017.
  2. Cotten Timberlake. "A little thriftiness, lots of luxury - Caroline Hunt puts father's lessons to work at her hotels," Houston Chronicle, June 7, 1992, Business section, page 8.
  3. "Caroline Rose Hunt, mother of the Crescent and the Mansion, dies at 95". Dallas News. Retrieved November 13, 2018.