Dubai: New Anantara Downtown Dubai Hotel has appointed Husam Malki as General Manager. Husam takes on the role after a move from Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the city’s bustling property.
“I am delighted to begin this new chapter of my career at Anantara. The hotel is in a fantastic location and I look forward to leading the team through the challenges of a bustling city center property. I have no doubt that we can deliver the high standards of hospitality that Anantara is known for, at this new address,” says Husam.
A dazzling professional career
Jordanian national Husam brings over two decades of experience in luxury hospitality. He began his career in front of the house, impressing management with his dedication to customer service before becoming Executive Assistant Manager of Rotana Hotels in Erbil, Iraq. From there, roles in Dubai and Salalah followed and Husam’s career progressed.
Husam gained valuable industry knowledge working with leading hotel groups including Accor, Hyatt, Marriott and Starwood before joining Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas in 2014. His first role with the brand of luxe was Resident Manager at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, then he was invited to lead the opening of another Minor Hotels property, Souk Al Wakra Hotel by Tivoli in Doha, Qatar.
In 2019, Malki became General Manager of Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, where he was responsible for creating key business strategies for the hotel, as well as increasing the visibility of the offshore property for international clients. During this time, he also retained the position of General Manager at Souk Al Wakra by Tivoli in Doha, Qatar.
Anantara Downtown Dubai Hotel Overview
The Anantara Downtown Dubai Hotel has just opened in Business Bay, a 20-minute drive from Dubai International Airport. 252 rooms and suites overlook Dubai’s impressive cityscape and remarkable views of Burj Khalifa. Five distinctive restaurants, a temperature-controlled outdoor pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, and tranquil Anantara Spa are available to guests and visitors.
Under Husam’s expert leadership, the hotel is poised to become an icon in the Downtown Dubai landscape, and guests will experience attentive hospitality just minutes from The Dubai Mall, The Dubai Fountain and The Dubai Mall. other famous destinations nearby.
Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas
Anantara is a luxury hospitality brand for modern travelers, connecting them to authentic places, people and stories through personal experiences, and delivering heartfelt hospitality in the world’s most exciting destinations. The collection of distinct and carefully designed luxury hotels and resorts offers a window through which to journey into invigorating new territory, curating personal travel experiences.
From cosmopolitan cities to desert sands to lush islands, Anantara connects travelers with natives, anchors them in authentic luxury and welcomes them with passionate expertise. The portfolio currently has over 40 superb hotels and resorts located in Thailand, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Seychelles, Mozambique, Zambia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Portugal, Spain, Hungary. and Italy, with a pipeline of future properties in Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
The brand’s first vacation ownership program, Anantara Vacation Club, offers the ability to share the Anantara experience with a portfolio of eight luxurious Club Resorts as well as travel privileges at partner resorts and hotels around the world.
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