News for the Hospitality Executive
As General Manager
BERMUDA – Dec. 1, 2009 – Veteran hotelier Brian M. Young has been appointed general manager of Tucker’s Point Hotel & Spa, which opened in April 2009 as Bermuda’s first new luxury resort in nearly 40 years. Young brings to his position more than 30 years of experience at some of the world’s most exclusive resorts and hospitality companies.
“Young offers a skill set and point of view that are custom-tailored for his role at Tucker’s Point Hotel & Spa,” said Eric Brooks, chief operating officer, Tucker’s Point Club. “A proven leader and an expert in the ultra-luxury segment of the market, he is the ideal choice to guide our new resort to prominence on the international hospitality scene. We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome him to Bermuda and the Tucker’s Point team.”
For the past two years, Young was vice president – operations and general manager for The Sea Island Resorts in Sea Island, Ga. There, he oversaw a team of more than 1,100 employees serving three distinctive properties – The Cloister, The Lodge and Cabin Bluff – plus a private membership club of 5,000 and 150 rental properties.
oung was previously vice president – operations for Rosewood Hotels and Resorts LLC, headquartered in Dallas, Texas. He was promoted to this corporate position in 2004 after five years as managing director of the brand’s iconic Caneel Bay, a Rosewood Resort in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Previously, Young was general manager of the deluxe Metropolitan Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, a member of Preferred Hotels® & Resorts. Among his successes during a tenure that ran from late 1995 to early 1999 was the opening of the restaurant Diva at the Met, which quickly took the top spot among Vancouver restaurants in listings by both Gourmet and the Zagat Guide. He also served as general manager of the deluxe Cap Juluca resort on Anguilla, British West Indies, for three years prior.
Young launched his hospitality career with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in 1977. Over the course of his 15 years with the company, he rose through a series of positions at nine hotels and resorts in Canada, the U.S. and the West Indies. Most notably, he opened the brand’s first Caribbean property, the Four Seasons Resort Nevis, as resort manager and, as executive assistant manager, guided the repositioning of Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara upon its acquisition by the Toronto-based company. Young’s considerable industry involvement has included terms as president of the U.S. Virgin Islands Hotel and Tourism Association and the Vancouver Hotel Association. He has served on the boards of the Caribbean Hotel Association, the Brunswick and the Golden Isles Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Georgia Hotel and Lodging Association. Since 2001, he has also served as executive coach for Cornell University Hotel School’s MMH Leadership Development Program.
Young is a graduate of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
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