Emaar Hospitality Group appoints Oliver J. Key as General Manager of The Address, Dubai Marina

December 6, 2008 11:48 am

A seasoned hospitality professional, Oliver will drive the day-to-day operations and management of the new property, scheduled to open early next year.

He will co-ordinate the entire spectrum of activities of the property to establish The Address, Dubai Marina as the premier waterfront resort destination in Dubai while enhancing resource use efficiency and maximising staff productivity.

Mr Marc Dardenne, Chief Executive Officer, Emaar Hospitality Group, said:

“The Address, Dubai Marina is the third property to open under The Address Hotels + Resorts banner, which brings to the city new differentials to the hospitality experience defined by location, guest benefits and service excellence. Oliver has several years of global experience in the industry, and will focus on establishing the property as a preferred choice of visitors.”

Mr Oliver Key said: “The Address, Dubai Marina is an exceptional property with its spectacular waterfront location within the vibrant Dubai Marina community billed to make it a strong draw for guests. The Address Hotels + Resorts, as a home-grown brand has already established its credentials in the hotel business and the new property will further establish our commitment to offer a distinctive guest experience.”

The Address, Dubai Marina will have 143 rooms, including 18 Club Rooms.

There are an additional 57 suites with Club access and a Royal Suite overlooking the stunning Marina.

The all-day dining restaurant and brasserie, Expresso, and the Pool Bar will offer a distinct choice of cuisine options. Guests and residents will have direct access to the Gourmet Tower – a 7-storey building dedicated to diverse cuisines, one of Dubai Marina’s prime attractions.

In addition to the vast array of facilities at The Address, Dubai Marina, hotel guests can enjoy the elevated swimming pool on the 14th floor, with panoramic views across the Marina.

Oliver was previously Hotel Manager with The Fairmont Hotel, Dubai, and has worked with the same group for the last ten years in Hawaii, San Francisco and at The Plaza in New York City.

He has worked on director level positions in Food & Beverage, Banquet Operations and Private Dining, and has also worked at the world renowned Boca Raton Resort in Florida and The Savoy, London.

Oliver holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Hotel & Catering Management from the University of Surrey, and has served on the San Francisco City College Advisory Board for Hospitality and San Francisco Hotels Banquet Service Committee.

He is a recipient of the 30 Under 30 Acorn Award from Caterer & Hotelkeeper magazine.

The Address Hotels + Resorts is the flagship hotel brand of Emaar Hospitality Group. With a total portfolio of hospitality and leisure project assets of development value $1bn, Emaar Hospitality Group owns and manages a diversified portfolio of hospitality assets such as hotels, serviced residences, golf resorts, a polo and equestrian club, recreation clubs, and the Dubai Marina Yacht Club and Marinas.