Symon Bridle is the group chief operating officer for Rosewood Hotel Group, one of the world’s leading hotel management company. The group has an expanding 59-property portfolio, including the ultra-luxury Rosewood Hotels & Resorts®, deluxe New World Hotels & Resorts and neighbourhood lifestyle pentahotels. This year, KHOS™, a dynamic global business lifestyle hotel brand is introduced. Mr. Bridle has more than three decades experience in the global hotel industry, with positions held in Asia, Europe and Africa. His 18-year tenure at Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts included senior corporate management positions in development and operations, including as chief operating officer. He also held several general manager posts at leading Shangri-La hotels. A British national, Mr. Bridle previously worked with Southern Sun Hotels and Westin Hotels in South Africa and in luxury hotels in Switzerland and Bermuda.