Timothy Kelly, President of Atlantis, has more than 25 years of international experience in the general management of integrated hotel, restaurant, and resort operations. Since coming on board to Atlantis in November 2017, Timothy has continued to grow the brand from strength to strength. A testament to Timothy’s outstanding contributions and achievements, in October 2023 he was named President of Atlantis, Kerzner International.
As President of Atlantis, Timothy is responsible for leading and representing the entire Atlantis brand globally, overseeing Atlantis, The Palm and Atlantis The Royal in Dubai, as well as Atlantis Sanya in China. As part of Kerzner International’s esteemed Executive Team, Timothy helps ensure the delivery of the entire organisation’s strategy across its multi-award-winning portfolio.
Having previously held the role of Senior Vice President and General Manager at Atlantis, The Palm, Timothy was promoted to Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Atlantis Dubai, and oversaw the introduction of the world’s most ultra-luxury experiential resort, Atlantis The Royal. In this role, Timothy managed all operations for Atlantis, The Palm and Atlantis The Royal, driving the strategic direction and continued growth of Atlantis Dubai and overseeing nearly 8,000 colleagues across the destination.
Timothy previously held the role of Senior Vice President of Resort Operations at Wynn Palace, Cotai and Wynn, Macau (SAR) from 2013, directing all resort operations across the portfolio ensuring the guest experience, service standards, property maintenance, and established division KPIs were consistently achieved. In addition, Timothy 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, Timothy 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 Timothy’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.
Timothy’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 2009, he was recognised with a Lifetime Membership by Les Clefs d’Or International®, for his work and support of concierge services worldwide.
Timothy graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 1993, with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration.