Caroline Rose Hunt is one of Dallas' leading ladies from her business ventures to her philanthropic efforts. She has been the guiding spirit behind The Rosewood Corporation, a family owned company with diverse worldwide operations and investments, formed in 1976. Caroline has worn many hats in her lifetime including author, traveler, gourmet, entrepreneur, philanthropist, mother of five, grandmother of nineteen, and great-grandmother of seventeen. Of all her worldwide accomplishments and honors, she is most proud of her children and her family.
Since 1980 with the opening of The Mansion on Turtle Creek, Rosewood became synonymous with the very best in luxury accommodations. Amenities for the hotel in London led to her creation of Lady Primrose's, Inc. an entire company devoted to luxury bathing and skin products. Her antiques emporium and tea room, Lady Primrose's Shopping English Countryside, was named the best spot for tea in the US by the British Tea Council.
Always in love with words, in 2000 she published her first novel Primrose Past: The 1848 Journal of Young Lady Primrose. She also published The Compleat Pumpkin Cookbook and A Family Cooks as well as contributed columns and articles in art and antique, travel and women's magazines.
She has been involved in many philanthropic efforts including the United Way and received the national award from the Tocqueville Society for her dedication. She is a co-founder of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Foundation where she continues to serve as vice-chair. She supports the Retina Foundation of the Southwest, the Junior League of Dallas, the Texas Council of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Tiffany Circle of the Red Cross, Celebration of Reading, Heritage Foundation, Crystal Charity Ball, Charter 100, The Dallas Woman's Club, as well as numerous non-profits and arts groups. For ten years she served as a Trustee of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.