Timothy Bruce has been appointed as the new general manager for the Grand Hyatt Macau. The announcement was made last Thursday, effective immediately. The Grand Hyatt is located in the City of Dreams Macau casino resort in Cotai.
Bruce is an executive with global experience. He has been in the hospitality industry for more than 30 years, having held a variety of culinary positions in Australia, Malaysia, Japan, Belgium, Britain and the United Arab Emirates. He began working for the Hyatt company in 1999 as the Food & Beverage Director for Hyatt Hotel Canberra in Australia, and has been with them ever since.
After his stint in Australia, Bruce was sent to India, where he was appointed as the GM for the Hyatt Regency Kolkatta. From there, he moved to the Hyatt Regency Delhi, serving in the same role. Most recently, he was tasked with opening the Grand Hyatt Sanya Haitang Bay Resort and Spa in China.
Hyatt’s Cotai property offers 791 guest rooms and 15 multi-purpose areas that cover a total of 26,247 square feet. It occupies two towers of Melco Resorts’ City of Dreams, which just saw the completion of the Morpheus, a $1.1-billion hotel located at the northern end of the property. The Morpheus was designed by the late architect Zaha Hadid and has around 770 hotel rooms, high-end eateries and gaming.
Also located at the City of Dreams are two other hotel properties. One is the Countdown Hotel, which was previously the Hard Rock Hotel. The other is Nüwa, which was known as Crown Towers until earlier this year. In total, there are over 1,400 hotel rooms and suites in the City of Dreams, as well as a 420,000 square-foot casino with 450 gaming tables and 1,512 gaming machines. Melco is also behind the City of Dreams complex in Manila, Philippines.
The Hyatt Hotels Corporation has its start in California in 1957. It has since grown to operate in 54 different countries and has 777 properties. Last year, its net income was $249 million with revenue of $4.68 billion. Thomas J. Pritzker serves as the executive chairman and Mark S. Hoplamazian, the president and CEO.