The newly opened Anantara Downtown Dubai Hotel has appointed Husam Malki as General Manager. Husam assumes the role after a move from Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, overlooking day-to-day operations at the busy city property.

“I’m excited to begin this new chapter in my career with Anantara. The hotel is in a fantastic location and I look forward to leading the team through the challenges that a busy city centre property presents. I have no doubt that we can deliver the high standards of hospitality that Anantara is known for, at this new address,” says Husam.

Jordanian national Husam brings over two decades of experience in luxury hospitality. He began his career front of house, impressing management with his dedication to guest service before becoming Executive Assistant Manager for Rotana Hotels in Erbil, Iraq. From there, roles in Dubai and Salalah followed and Husam’s career progressed.

Husam has gained valuable industry knowledge working with leading hospitality groups including Accor, Hyatt, Marriott and Starwood before he joined Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas in 2014. His first role with the luxury brand was Resident Manager at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, and then he was invited to spearhead the opening of another Minor Hotels property, Souk Al Wakra Hotel by Tivoli in Doha, Qatar.

In 2019, Malki became General Manager of Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, where he was responsible for creating key business strategies for the hotel, and also increased visibility of the offshore property for international guests. During this time, he also maintained the general manager position at Souk Al Wakra by Tivoli in Doha, Qatar.