Rosewood Hotel Group has announced the appointments of several new executive team members to support its growth plan, including Bede Barry as vice president, operations – Americas and Milet Lukey as vice president, talent and culture – Americas.
Bede Barry joins Rosewood with more than 30 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry. Most recently, he was the vice president of operations at The Venetian Macao and The Parisian Macao under Sands China Ltd. During his time with the brand, Bede additionally oversaw the operations of The Conrad Macao and The Holiday Inn Macao, leading the properties to a Forbes Five Star and Four Star Ratings, respectively. Prior to joining Sands China, Bede held the role of general manager for Mandarin Oriental Macau, in addition to several other management positions with the Hyatt brand.
Previously VP, talent and culture at Auberge Resorts Collection, Milet Lukey joins Rosewood with over 25 years of experience in leadership roles at luxury hospitality houses. Before joining Auberge, Lukey worked with SH Group Hotels, the management company that launched Baccarat Hotels and 1 Hotels and also oversees SH Collection properties. Additional experience in the industry includes a tour with The Dorchester Collection, as well as 15 years with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.
Rosewood has also added Micah Friedman as chief information officer – global, Jeffery Wong as VP, finance – Americas and Europe, and Jack Xiao as VP, financial controller – Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa.
Additionally, Rosewood Hotel Group recognized the promotions of several key executives within the group.
Achim Lenders, formerly senior vice president, operations for the Americas and Europe, has been promoted to group vice president of global operations, where he is now responsible for providing operational leadership and aligning strategies across Rosewood’s various brands and regions. Caroline MacDonald, formerly vice president of sales and marketing in the Americas and Europe, has also been promoted, now serving as vice president of global sales and marketing. In her new capacity, McDonald oversees the group’s global sales team as well as the corporate revenue management and distribution efforts across the group’s distinct brands, including Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, New World Hotels & Resorts and KHOS.
Other promotions include Irene Hoek, who was named to the role of VP of global residential development and Frederic Vidal, Daniel Scott and Davide Bertilaccio, who have been promoted to regional vice presidents within their respective regions. In addition to acting as the managing director of Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort, Vidal now oversees the operations of Rosewood Puebla, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and Rosewood San Miguel de Allende. Scott currently serves as managing director of Rosewood Mayakoba and now supervises Rosewood’s properties within the Caribbean-Atlantic region, including Rosewood Bermuda, Rosewood Little Dix Bay and RosewoodBaha Mar. Lastly, Betilaccio, managing director of Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, assumes additional responsibilities with operational oversight for Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel and Rosewood London.