ONE&ONLY Resorts has appointed Ed Brea as general manager of One&Only Hayman Island, located in the Great Barrier Reef, effective from September 1.
In his new role, Brea will be responsible for the entire operation of the resort and its continued strategic development. He brings with him over 30 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry and has held key positions with brands like Hyatt and Shangri-La.
He began his career in the 1980s with the Hyatt Regency Maui in Hawaii where he worked in different F&B roles. After developing within the Hyatt group, he was eventually appointed resident manager at Grand Hyatt Taipei in 1999.
In 2000, Brea joined Shangri-La and held leadership roles in Canada, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia and most recently, Thailand. He was tasked with launching new resort brands within Shangri-La and has led teams overseeing projects, rebrandings and pre-openings.