Bruce Ryde has been appointed general manager at Kimpton Margot Sydney.
Most recently, Ryde worked with owners John and Karina Stewart on their wellness brand Kamalaya in Thailand.
He also managed the luxury brand strategy for Marriott International’s brands, amongst them The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, JW Marriott, The Luxury Collection and W Hotels as vice president in the Asia Pacific.
Prior to that Ryde held the same position with IHG, overseeing the InterContinental brand as well as the launch of the Hotel Indigo and Kimpton brands in Asia Pacific.
“Having led the original team that worked on the Kimpton brand’s adaptation for Asia Pacific, I am thrilled to be back at the helm of the brand’s first hotel in Australia,” he said.
“Sydney is my home city, and I am excited to join a team of amazing hospitality professionals delivering the brand’s award winning heartfelt hospitality. Like most Sydneysiders, I am also a self professed foodie, so am equally as excited to be working alongside Sydney legend Luke Mangan, the name behind Kimpton Margot’s restaurant and bars.”