In a recent statement to the press, the Grand Hyatt Macau hotel situated in the City of Dreams Macau announced that Timothy Bruce (pictured) has been appointed its new general manager. According to the hotel at the casino resort, the placement is effective immediately.
GGRAsia reports that the hotel, located in the heart of the Cotai Strip, says that Bruce has worked in the hospitality industry for more than 30 years. In 1999, the new general manager reportedly joined the Hyatt chain, serving as director of food and beverage for the Hyatt Hotel Canberra in Australia and prior to that he reportedly held a variety of culinary positions in Japan, Britain, Australia, Belgium, Malysia and the United Arab Emirates.
His experience subsequently brought him to India, first serving as general manager for the Hyatt Regency Kolkata and afterward (2008) holding the same title at the Hyatt Regency Delhi. Bruce most recently (from 2013) served as the opening manager at the Grand Hyatt Sanya Haitang Bay Resort and Spa in China.
“After a very rewarding experience with a great team opening Grand Hyatt Sanya Haitang Bay, I feel humbled to become part of the management team at Grand Hyatt Macau. I am looking forward to embracing this next challenge and to calling Macau my home,” said Bruce.
The five-star hotel in Macau has 791 luxury rooms and suites and occupies two wave-inspired towers within City of Dreams, which is owned and managed by Melco Resorts and Entertainment Ltd. The property also boasts award-winning restaurants and lounge and an events venue that spans 8,000 square meters (86,111 sq ft) of space.
The City of Dreams property also houses the US$1.1 billion Morpheus. Designed by renowned architect Dame Zaha Hadid, the 40-story luxury hotel is situated at the northern edge of the Melco property and opened on June 15, 2018.
Dubbed the world’s first free-form, exoskeletal high-rise, Morpheus features approximately 772 guestrooms, gaming and restaurants within 150,000 square meters of total gross floor area. According to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Melco Resorts, Lawrence Ho Yau Lung, the property is suited for the “premium mass segment,” reports the news agency.
The government of Macau has not allocated Morpheus any new-to-market live dealer gaming tables, with the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau, reportedly communicating to GGRAsia that the company [Melco resorts] was allowed to move 40 of its tables from other Macau properties.