At Rykadan, we’re serious about the business of memory-making. Rykadan Hospitality began as a dream to make a difference through curating one-of-a-kind tourism and hospitality brands. Dhensa Boutique Resorts’ opening in March 2014, in the happiest place on Earth, The Kingdom of Bhutan, marked our first birth – a boutique brand that celebrates the simple pleasures of living and a promise to embrace each property’s unique sense of place.
Rykadan Hospitality is fully supported and owned by parent company Rykadan Capital, a listed Hong Kong entity and which presently engages in a diverse portfolio of products and services. We found a niche in designing lifestyle products and services through Sundart Holdings, which has grown to be the largest of its kind in Southern China in the Construction and Fit-out business. Four Seasons Hotel Macao, The Shanghai Ritz-Carlton Hotel, MGM Grand Hotel, Grand Hyatt Macau City of Dreams and Wynn Macau are amongst some of the projects Sundart has had the privilege to lead. Aside from luxury hotels, Sundart also fits out residential and city landmark developments.
Rykadan Hospitality is based in Singapore, a thriving capital of hospitality and tourism developments and where we believe a smorgasbord of distinctive ideas and the finest talent meet.
Our journey continues…And we hope our next venture will touch you in some way.
FRIENDS & COMMUNITY
Our network and combined experience across hospitality, tourism and lifestyle industries have catalysed existing and pipeline projects across Asia. Partners who are seeking a point of view on these industries and in the areas of Business Modeling, Feasibility Studies, Hospitality Business Management, Master Planning and Project Financing in the Asian region should connect with us. We are always ready for a conversation (and to make new friends!).
LEADERS & TEAM
Just as we believe in diversity and distinctiveness for our business, we have assembled a team across industries and specialisations. Because the best-in-class don’t always reside in the same locale.
( Director, Brand )
Eileen’s passion for leisure, lifestyle and hospitality naturally saw her working for some of the most successful global models in travel and destination, including Singapore Airlines, Sentosa Development Corporation, as well as the Singapore Tourism Board.
A specialist in Branding, Communications and Strategic Partnerships, she has led integrated marketing plans in various segments including international entertainment & events, dining, as well as retail. She was also a member of the team steering the review for destination brand Singapore.
Prior to joining Rykadan Hospitality, Eileen spent three years in Beijing with the Singapore Tourism Board, leading brand campaigns for P R China.
( Deputy Chairman & CEO )
Steven brings a spectrum of experience in the various sectors of hospitality and tourism industries. In particular, areas of expertise include hotels, resorts & island development, hospitality education and food & beverage businesses.
Holding key “C-suite” appointments with global brands and listed companies, he has a good command of developing new businesses, concepts and markets. Prior to Rykadan, Steven has held executive appointments with SATS Ltd (a Temasek Holdings company), Sentosa Leisure Group, Shangri-la and Mandarin hotels, and Ponte 16 Casino Resort Macau.
Steven received his tertiary education at the universities of Surrey and Massachusetts in UK and US, respectively.
( Chief Financial & Operating Officer )
Veronica Chua is prominent for her diversity of corporate experience in finance, strategic planning, business development and operations, from time spent in the Singapore Civil Service, to key leadership appointments within global multi-national corporations. In addition to stints with SembCorp and SATS (both Temasek Holdings companies), and the Singapore Ministries of Trade & Industry, and Education, she is greatly valued for her contributions in corporate finance in Singapore, Australia, Macau and Hong Kong.
A CPA and CA by training, in Australia and Singapore respectively, Veronica also holds Master and Bachelor of Business Administration qualifications from Victoria University and the National University of Singapore respectively.