Mark McWhinnie, senior vice president of development and shared services and director of Sands Cotai Central has announced the appointment of Bede Barry as general manager, Conrad Macao, Cotai Central, effective immediately.
Originally from Australia, Barry has more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, working in luxury hotels throughout Europe and Southeast Asia.
He studied at the prestigious Salburger Hotelfachschule hotel school in Austria, where he received a diploma in hotel and restaurant management. He then went on to work primarily in the rooms division for Hyatt Hotels and Resorts in Tokyo, Shanghai, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Barry brings a strong business and management background to the award-winning Conrad Macao, as well as extensive experience in hotel pre-openings and renovations, both at the property and corporate level. In 2010 he moved to Macao to take up his most recent position as general manager, Grand Lapa Macao.
“It is a very exciting time for Bede to be joining our Conrad Macao team as we prepare to unveil our new luxurious suites and Conrad Club Lounge in the coming weeks,” said McWhinnie. “Since the hotel opened in 2012, Conrad Macao has received numerous industry awards, including being recognised by TripAdvisor as one of the ‘Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Asia,’ and with Bede’s guidance, we look forward to building further brand awareness in the marketplace.”