Millennium Hotels & Resorts, Middle East and Africa (MEA), one of the fastest growing hotel management companies in the region, has named Christian Palacin as General Manager of Millennium Atria Business Bay, slated to open towards the end of 2018.
A seasoned hotelier with over 25 years of experience, Palacin will oversee the day-to-day operations of the 347-key Millennium Atria Business Bay Hotel Apartments and will position it to become the preferred city accommodation for both short-term and long-term visitors to the UAE.
With a master’s degree in Hotel Management from Cornell University, Palacin has held senior management positions with international hospitality brands including Sheraton and Marriott Hotels and Resorts in Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Lebanon, Abu Dhabi and the Philippines. Part of his assignments included large renovation projects, rebranding and hotel openings.
Commenting on his appointment: “I am delighted to lead the team that will launch Millennium Atria Business Bay to become the city’s most desirable destination for corporate and leisure guests. The property has an excellent location and the design of the apartments is unique for this area. With the renowned service quality associated with Millennium Hotels and Resort brands, I am confident that Millennium Atria Business Bay will set a new benchmark for guest experience through its distinctive offerings and impeccable standard of hospitality.”
Situated in the most vibrant part of the city, the Millennium Atria Business Bay hotel guest rooms will have views of Burj Khalifa or the Dubai Water Canal, with facilities including an infinity pool on the 25th floor, a five-star spa, gymnasium, kids’ club and a selection of dining concepts.
The apartments will include studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments and duplex apartments designed by YOO Studio, the internationally-acclaimed interior design company founded by John Hitchcox and Philippe Starck.
The units at Millennium Atria Business Bay are spacious, with a studio room spanning 50 sqm and a one-bedroom apartment is 80 to 90 sqm. Most of the apartments have a balcony and feature floor-to-ceiling windows that allow unobstructed views of the Canal, Downtown Dubai skyline and the Burj Khalifa.
About Millennium Hotels & Resorts
Millennium Hotels & Resorts plc is a dynamic, global hotel company, which owns, asset manages and/or operates over 120 hotels worldwide. With almost 40,000 rooms worldwide, the company is present on all continents with a portfolio of brands which serve different market segments, representing quality and value in every class.
From a single property in Abu Dhabi, Millennium Hotels & Resorts, Middle East & Africa has expanded into various neighbouring destinations and is now recognised as one of the fastest growing regional hotel management companies in the Middle East & Africa. Along the way, the company has cultivated partnerships with reputable and respected owners. Millennium Hotels & Resorts currently operates 35 hotels, has 11 hotels due to open within the next year and 40 hotels in the pipeline across the region.
For more information, please visit www.millenniumhotels.com