Ed Brea named Managing Director for Rosewood Yangon


Ed Brea has been appointed managing director of Rosewood Yangon, scheduled to open in 2019. Rosewood Yangon, housed in a meticulously restored colonial-era building dating back to 1927, will be located on the Strand riverfront in the heart of the city’s historic district within walking distance to notable attractions.

With more than 30 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry, Mr. Brea has managed prestigious properties in Asia, most recently for Kempinski Hotels, as well as for  Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts and One&Only Resorts. In his new role, Mr. Brea is responsible for bringing Rosewood’s A Sense of Place® philosophy to the “Golden Land” and transforming this Yangon heritage building into another iconic Rosewood property.

A native of Hawai’i and now an Australian citizen, Mr. Brea has a B.A. Business Administration degree from Maryville College’s School of Liberal Arts, U.S.A. and completed the Executive Management and General Managers Program at Cornell University.

About Rosewood Yangon

Opening in 2019, Rosewood Yangon is a restored heritage building that will feature 205 spacious guestrooms, suites, and one and two-bedroom Rosewood Residences. Boasting high ceilings and abundant natural light, most guestrooms will also feature patios and balconies where guests can take in views of the majestic Yangon River or the beautifully landscaped internal courtyards. The hotel will offer five distinct dining venues including a residential-style tea lounge and patisserie, a modern Chinese restaurant, a convivial bistro, an intimate bar and cigar lounge, and a panoramic rooftop bar boasting sweeping views of the city and the Yangon River.  Recreational options will include Sense, A Rosewood Spa, a rooftop infinity pool and a fitness studio.  Meeting and function facilities will include a ballroom, bridal suite, event studio, Heritage Salon, three meeting rooms and a terrace suite featuring a large outdoor deck. For more information or reservations, please contact your travel professional or visit rosewoodhotels.com/yangon.

About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® manages 24 one-of-a-kind luxury properties in 15 countries, with 21 new hotels under development. Each Rosewood hotel embraces the brand’s A Sense of Place® philosophy to reflect the individual location’s history, culture and sensibilities.  The Rosewood collection includes some of the world’s most legendary hotels and resorts, including The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel in New York, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas and Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel in Paris, as well as new classics such as Rosewood Beijing.

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