Atlantis The Palm: Timothy Kelly appointed general and an senior VP operations
Dubai, UAE – 21 December 2017 –
Atlantis The Palm 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.
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.