Atlantis, The Palm Appoints Timothy Kelly as General Manager and Senior Vice President of Operations

Atlantis, The Palm, the five-star destination resort located on The Palm Island has appointed Timothy Kelly as General Manager and Senior Vice President, Operations.

Directly reporting to Serge Zaalof, Chief Operating Officer for Atlantis Resorts & Residences, Kelly will oversee all operations, strategic direction, management and continued growth of Atlantis, The Palm. This also includes additional responsibility for all Administrative, Retail, Food & Beverage, Banqueting & Special Events, Marine & Waterpark, and Recreational Services.

With over 25 years of international experience, Kelly joins Atlantis, The Palm from Wynn Resorts where he managed multiple property portfolios in Las Vegas, Macau and Cotai as well as being instrumental in the successful opening of Wynn Palace Resort and Casino in Macau in 2016. Prior to joining Wynn Resorts, Kelly was the Vice President of Hotel Operations at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he managed all brands in the portfolio with 6,760 rooms consisting of MGM Grand, West Wing, Skylofts, Mansion and The Signature Residences.

Serge Zaalof Chief Operating Officer for Atlantis Resorts & Residences comments ‘With a wealth of international experience in the general management of public and privately owned integrated hotel, restaurant, and resort operations, the appointment of Timothy Kelly supports Atlantis, The Palm’s continued commitment to enhance and redefine the guest experience. Timothy has obtained exceptional operational expertise with a proven history of excelling within leadership roles and we look forward to supporting him in continuing this journey with Atlantis, The Palm’

Kelly’s leadership excellence, afforded him to be the first representative of Forbes Travel Guide Service Advisory Committee, representing the Asia-Pacific Region, on Five-Star luxury service and maintenance standards. He was also appointed to the Nevada Hotel Lodging Association Board of Directors for six years, lobbying the state legislature on bills that would support the integrated resort industry. In addition, in 2009, Kelly was recognised with a Lifetime Membership by Les Clefs d’Or International®, for his work and support of concierge services worldwide.

Kelly graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 1993, with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration and is expecting to receive his Master of Hospitality Administration (MHA) from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2018.

For more information or to arrange an interview with Timothy Kelly, please contact the Atlantis, The Palm PR team on publicrelations@atlantisthepalm.com


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About Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai

Atlantis, The Palm is the first entertainment resort destination in the region and located at the centre of the crescent of The Palm in Dubai. Opened in September 2008, the unique ocean-themed resort features a variety of marine and entertainment attractions, as well as 17 hectares of waterscape amusement at Aquaventure Waterpark, all within a 46-hectare site. It is home to one of the largest open-air marine habitats in the world, with over 65,000 marine animals in lagoons and displays including The Lost Chambers Aquarium, a maze of underwater corridors and passageways providing a journey through ancient Atlantis. Aquaventure features 18 million liters of fresh water used to power thrilling waterslides, a 2.3-kilometer river ride with tidal waves and pools, water rapids and white water chargers. Dolphin Bay, the unparalleled dolphin conservation and education habitat, and Sea Lion Point were created to provide guests a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn more about one of nature’s most friendly mammals. Atlantis, The Palm is also known as the culinary destination in the region with a collection of world-renowned restaurants including Bread Street Kitchen & Bar, Nobu and Ronda Locatelli. The resort boasts an impressive collection of luxury boutiques and shops as well as extensive meeting and convention facilities.