Kamalaya gets new GM and brand strategist

Bruce Ryde has been appointed as the general manager and brand strategist at Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa in Thailand.

Among his new responsibilities, Ryde will work with the hotel’s founders to grow the brand through an online platform, Kamalaya Connect, and a retail arm, Kamalaya Essentials.

Ryde has a long hotel history both operating hotels and leading global brands in Asia-Pacific. The Australian was most recently managing the luxury brand strategy for Marriott International’s brands, as vice-president Asia Pacific.

Prior to that, Ryde 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.

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