Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Atlantis Dubai
Timothy Kelly, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Atlantis Dubai, has more than 25 years of international experience in the general management of integrated hotel, restaurant, and resort operations. Having previously held the role of Senior Vice President and General Manager at Atlantis, The Palm, Tim took on the responsibility of overseeing the introduction of Atlantis, The Royal Resort and Residences as Dubai’s ultimate new luxury landmark resort. In his current role, Tim oversees all operations, strategic direction and continued growth of Atlantis, The Palm, as well as bringing to life Atlantis, The Royal. This also includes additional responsibility for all Administrative, Retail, Food & Beverage, Banqueting & Special Events, Marine & Waterpark, and Recreational Services.
Having held the role of Senior Vice President of Resort Operations at Wynn Palace, Cotai and Wynn, Macau (SAR) since 2013, Tim directed all resort operations across the portfolio, ensuring the guest experience, service standards, property maintenance, and established division KPIs were consistently achieved. In addition, Tim was instrumental in the opening of Wynn Palace, a USD$4.4 billion-dollar integrated resort and casino that opened in Macau in 2016. His strategic operational leadership was instrumental in growing market share, revenues and profitability across all properties.
Prior to joining Wynn Resorts, Tim held the title of Vice President of Hotel Operations at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he managed the full portfolio totaling 6,760 rooms, consisting of MGM Grand, West Wing, Skylofts, Mansion and The Signature Residences. It was here that Tim's emphasis on guest experience, through the implementation of personalised service strategies, and the introduction of a new brand concept “Skylofts at MGM Grand” led to MGM Resorts International achieving their first “Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award” in the history of the company.
Tim's leadership excellence allowed him to be the first representative of the 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 2009, he was recognised with a Lifetime Membership by Les Clefs d’Or International®, for his work and support of concierge services worldwide.
Tim graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 1993, with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration.