Millennium Hotels & Resorts, Middle East and Africa (MEA) has named Christian Palacin as general manager of Millennium Atria Business Bay, slated to open towards the end of 2018.

Palacin will oversee the day-to-day operations of the 347-key Millennium Atria Business Bay Hotel Apartments.

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.

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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.”