Brent Hyde

Managing Director, Zhiwa Ling Hotels
Bhutan

With over 40 years experience in the hospitality industry, Brent is a true professional whose speciality lies in managing boutique-style luxury lodges, hotels and yachts in some of the world’s most challenging and remote environments like Alaska, New Zealand and the Himalayan mountains of Bhutan. Brent’s hands-on and solutions-focused approach has enabled him to diversify and expand his knowledge to apply some practical applications to grow sustainability within the Zhiwa Ling company.

One of the most rewarding aspects of his career has been in the later years mentoring and teaching a young team of Bhutanese professionals to develop and grow within the hospitality industry. During his twelve years in Bhutan at Zhiwa Ling Hotel, Brent has helped implement sustainability practices and a concept of GNH (Gross National Happiness) in business in line with Bhutan’s long term philosophies. Knowing there is much to learn and implement regarding sustainable practices for the environment and in business, Brent continues to pursue more efficient ways to operate hotels and grow and develop a team for the future while engaging and supporting the local community. He is a firm believer in “any one can be sustainable at a variety of levels, you just have to start”.