Ryde has a long hotel history both operating hotels and leading global brands in Asia Pacific. The native Australian had most recently been managing the luxury brand strategy for Marriott Internationals 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 Bruce 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.
Despite global lockdowns Kamalaya has remained open fully operational and has in fact continued to win new customers with its legendary luxury holistic wellness experience. Bruce is excited about the future for authentic wellness brands and is delighted to advance Kamalaya as one of the world’s leading holistic wellness brands.
When he is not working in his dual role as general manager and brand strategist, Ryde enjoys early morning runs along the hidden trails surrounding Kamalaya and finishes his day with 60 laps at the 25 m pool on top of the hill.
Kamalaya Koh Samui is a multi-award-winning Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa resort ideally located amid a tropical landscape on the southern coastline of Koh Samui, Thailand.