|28 August, 2019

Andaz Dubai the Palm introduces general manager, Kifah bin Hussein

With an inspiring vision of quintessential modern hospitality, Kifah is excited to launch the first Andaz hotel in Dubai on December 1st 2019, having overseen its two-year transformation from inception, through to reality

United Arab Emirates: Andaz Dubai The Palm is delighted to introduce its esteemed General Manager, Kifah Bin Hussein.

With an inspiring vision of quintessential modern hospitality, Kifah is excited to launch the first Andaz hotel in Dubai on December 1st 2019, having overseen its two-year transformation from inception, through to reality.

No stranger to the Hyatt family, Kifah brings 22 years’ experience working with the hotel group, having worked in multiple management positions across a variety of properties in Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Poland and Dubai. Kifah is a strong leader and prides himself on growing and nurturing talent, encouraging team members to excel in everything that they do. He strongly believes that this approach remains at the heart of the business and it’s this dedication and leadership that has led to past colleagues joining his current team at Andaz Dubai The Palm.

Kifah’s vision is to establish Andaz Dubai The Palm as Dubai’s leading boutique lifestyle hotel, showcasing understated luxury, and placing a strong emphasis on art, design, local culture and locally sourced produce. Kifah looks forward to creating a community that boasts a sense of camaraderie between guests and staff, in a barrier-free environment that feels like home the moment you step through the door.

Andaz directly translates to ‘personal style’ and Kifah has worked closely with local designers and artists to create a vibrant space that is bold in design, and showcases local culture and heritage through abstract and contemporary art forms. Targeting Dubai’s buzzing art scene and entrepreneurial circles, Kifah has created a creative hub in which the region’s up and coming talent can come together, feel inspired, and express their own personal style.

Above all, Kifah draws emphasis on the notion that Andaz Dubai The Palm is a neighborhood hotel that celebrates its iconic location, and truly reflects the heart of the destination and its people.

When asked what he looks forward to most at Andaz Dubai The Palm, Kifah stated:

“I look forward to welcoming guests to a vibrant community that makes them feel at home from the moment they arrive. Our aim is to create an open, barrier free space that offers a sense of tranquility and an environment in which they can immerse themselves into the local culture. Having worked with Hyatt for many years, I’m excited to work with Andaz as it’s an innovative and creative brand that allows me to push the boundaries. This is only achievable with the input and hard work of the creative and talented associates that were individually selected, I aim to always allow the associates to provide their input and comments in an open discussion as we will grow together and this is even more true at Andaz Dubai The Palm with the young creative team.”
Reflecting the brand’s core values, Kifah believes that personal style can be interpreted in many different ways beyond aesthetics into hobbies, passions and beliefs. In his spare time Kifah lives a healthy lifestyle, playing sports, keeping fit and has even completed a marathon. Kifah devotes a large part of his private life to his loved ones and enjoys nothing more than family meals together cooking healthy Mediterranean cuisine, using homegrown ingredients, supporting the ‘farm to table’ movement – a culinary concept he is launching at Andaz Dubai The Palm. A keen environmentalist, Kifah is passionate about reducing his carbon footprint and plastic usage, and looks forward to being the driving force behind these values at Andaz Dubai The Palm, something Andaz as a brand is committed to and will form a large part of CSR initiatives.

For bookings or more information on Andaz Dubai The Palm please visit andazdubaithepalm.com. 

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MEDIA CONTACTS:
Katherine Hilton
PRCO Dubai
+971 524 185 138
khilton@prco.com 

Iman Al Khatib
PRCO Dubai
+971 523 082 890
iakhatib@prco.com 

CONTACT:
Rosie Bagley
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
+ 971 50 404 2170
rosie.bagley@hyatt.com


About Wasl Hospitality LLC
Wasl Hospitality LLC is a subsidiary of Dubai Real Estate Corporation, a public corporation established by the government of Dubai. The Dubai Real Estate Corporation oversees activities pertaining to the former Real Estate Department, Dubai Development Board and Dubai Coast Hospitality, and currently supervises operations of other globally renowned hospitality chains, inclusive of the six existing properties of Hyatt in Dubai.

About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 19 premier brands. As of March 31, 2019, the Company's portfolio included more than 850 properties in over 60 countries across six continents. The Company's purpose to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to attract and retain top colleagues, build relationships with guests and create value for shareholders. The Company's subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences, vacation ownership properties, and fitness and spa locations, including under the Park Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Alila®, Andaz®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Destination®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Zilara™, Thompson Hotels®, Hyatt Centric®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Place®, Joie de Vivre®, tommie™, Hyatt Residence Club® and Exhale® brand names, and operates the World of Hyatt® loyalty program that provides distinct benefits and exclusive experiences to its valued members. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.

About Andaz
Global in scale while local in perspective, the Andaz brand of luxury hotels weaves the sights, sounds, and tastes of each property’s surroundings for a distinctively local experience. Through thoughtful, unscripted service tailored for travelers, Andaz hotels enable guests to go beyond the familiar and satiate their curiosity while immersing them in the spirit of the eclectic culture around them. Nineteen Andaz hotels are currently open: Andaz 5th Avenue and Andaz Wall Street in New York, Andaz San Diego, Andaz West Hollywood, Andaz Napa, Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa, Andaz Savannah, Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, Andaz Munich Schwabinger Tor, Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market, Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo, Andaz London Liverpool Street, Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, Andaz Singapore, Andaz Delhi, Andaz Xintiandi in Shanghai, Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills, and Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi. For more information, please visit andaz.com. Follow @Andaz on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and tag photos with #WhenInAndaz.

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