Dubai: The First Andaz Dubai The Palm planned for opening on December first has announced that it has appointed Kifah Bin Hussein as the new General Manager.
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 neighbourhood 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 tranquillity 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 truer 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.