Las Vegas (Feb. 26, 2018) — Wynn Las Vegas announces the appointment of Kym Barter as senior vice president of food and beverage. Mr. Barter transitions from Wynn Palace, where he led the opening food and beverage team and was instrumental in developing and overseeing a division consisting of 1,700 team members, managing day-to-day operations and executing strategic business plans for 13 dining outlets. Under his dynamic leadership, Wynn Palace’s signature Japanese restaurant, Sushi Mizumi, earned its Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award in 2018.
With nearly 20 years of hospitality industry experience, Mr. Barter has held a variety of executive food and beverage positions within standalone restaurants, hotels and integrated resort operations throughout Australia, Asia and the Middle East. Prior to joining Wynn Palace, Mr. Barter served as vice president of food and beverage at Nobu Hotel Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, general manager of premium restaurants at Crown Melbourne in Australia, director of food and beverage at The Island Shangri-La in Hong Kong and director of food and beverage at China World Hotel in Beijing.
In his new role at Wynn Las Vegas, Mr. Barter will oversee 21 casual and fine dining experiences and 11 bars across the resort, in-room dining operations, banquets and catering, new concept development and a team of signature chefs, sommeliers, mixologists, senior management and staff within the food and beverage division. The resort’s restaurants have garnered more Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star awards than any other resort in North America, while Wing Lei remains the only Five-Star Chinese restaurant on the continent.