Atlantis, The Palm has appointed Timothy Kelly as general manager and senior vice president, operations. Kelly will oversee all operations, strategic direction, management and growth of the five-star destination resort on The Palm Island in Dubai. This also includes additional responsibility for all administrative, retail, food and beverage, banqueting and special events, marine and 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. Most recently, he was with the Wynn Palace Resort and Casino in Macau for its opening in 2016. Prior to joining Wynn Resorts, Kelly was the vice president of hotel operations at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, where he managed all brands in the portfolio, which comprises 6,760 rooms through MGM Grand, West Wing, Skylofts, Mansion and The Signature Residences.
As a member of Forbes Travel Guide’s Service Advisory Committee, Kelly represents 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 related to the resort industry. In addition, in 2009, Kelly was recognized 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.