Rosewood Hotel Group, the leading international hospitality group with four dynamic, design-led brands, is pleased to announce the appointments of several new executive team members to execute its thoughtful yet ambitious growth plan: Bede Barry as Vice President, Operations – Americas; Micah Friedman as Chief Information Officer – Global; Milet Lukey as Vice President, Talent and Culture – Americas; Jeffery Wong as Vice President, Finance – Americas and Europe; and Jack Xiao as Vice President, Financial Controller – Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa.
Each considered an expert in their respective roles, the five new additions will reinforce the group’s leadership across its global footprint and provide more regional and operational strategic direction to their teams and play a critical role in the continued worldwide expansion of the group.
“It is a pleasure to welcome Bede, Micah, Milet, Jeffrey and Jack to Rosewood Hotel Group, where their unparalleled experience and inspiring appetite for excellence will surely be of invaluable importance to the future of the group and the hotels,” said Sonia Cheng, chief executive officer of Rosewood Hotel Group. “At this pivotal time in our group’s evolution, these five leaders are great additions to the Rosewood team that will help us reinforce the transformation of the company into a global leader in luxury hospitality.”
Bede Barry joins Rosewood Hotel Group with more than 30 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry. Most recently, Bede was the Vice President of Operations at The Venetian Macao and The Parisian Macao under Sands China Ltd., the leading developer, owner and operator of multi-use integrated resorts and casinos in Macao. 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.
Bringing over thirty years of hospitality and technology experience, Micah Friedman will lead the global IT organization and work with Rosewood Hotel Group’s leaders to craft and drive a digital business transformation that will create better experiences for guests, associates, management and owners. Most recently, Micah led travel and hospitality management consulting for Cognizant Technology Solutions and previously oversaw Oracle Corporation’s hospitality industry business unit. Prior to joining Oracle, Micah served as Enterprise Architect for a major private equity firm and held technology leadership positions at renowned clubs and resorts.