It’s been quite a year for Zaalof. Not only did he oversee Atlantis, The Palm landing numerous industry awards, he scooped the industry’s highest personal honour, Hotelier Middle East’s General Manager of the Year for 2012.
However, on being interviewed about his success, he was quick to highlight the team around him: “It’s a great honour to win this award, I’m very happy to share this with my 3500 colleagues, 65,000 fishes and 28 dolphins; they’re all part of the payroll.” A great touch of class from this highly respected hotelier.
Zaalof joined Atlantis, The Palm in August 2009 and has been involved in all aspects of its success. He has also been instrumental in strengthening the position of the resort as an entertainment destination and is set to open an Aquaventure extension very soon.