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, 3 November 2017.
  2. Cotten Timberlake. "A little thriftiness, lots of luxury - Caroline Hunt puts father's lessons to work at her hotels," Houston Chronicle, 7 June 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.