Kym Barter promoted to GM and SVP of Operations at Atlantis, The Palm

Kym Barter promoted to GM and SVP of Operations at Atlantis, The Palm

Barter was previously VP of Food & Beverage for the Atlantis Dubai group

Kym Barter has been appointed as the new general manager and senior vice president of Operations at Atlantis, The Palm Dubai.

With more than three decades of experience in luxury hospitality and food and beverage, Barter has cultivated a high-performing team of culinary professionals, culminating in a record year for the resort's F&B operations. 

Under his leadership, the destination secured three Michelin stars, as well as a spot for Ossiano on the The World's 50 Best Restaurants list 2023.  

Barter's new role places him at the helm of Atlantis, The Palm, where he will oversee all operational aspects of the iconic resort, enhancing the service and operational performance while sharing his passion for exceptional guest experiences.

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Barter's remit will include the 1,544-room resort, as well as 35 world-renowned restaurants and bars, an extensive MICE and events offering, retail avenues, and Awaken Spa and Fitness.

Atlantis Dubai executive vice president and managing director Timothy Kelly said: "In the spirit of driving growth and excellence, we have revised our senior leadership organisational structure for Atlantis Dubai. The objective is to ensure that Atlantis, The Palm, and Atlantis The Royal, as well as Aquaventure, benefit from a dedicated operational senior leadership team that will manage all of our business units. 

"The result will be a seamless resort experience for our guests and colleagues, which reflects our commitment to exceptional service. Since joining the Atlantis family in May 2021, Kym has brought a wealth of expertise, passion and dedication to the operation, and we are delighted to welcome him into this new role."


Prior to joining Atlantis Dubai, Barter served in a variety of leadership positions, most immediately as senior vice president of F&B at Wynn and Encore Las Vegas.  

Commenting on his appointment, Barter said: "I am very excited for what is in store as we continue to evolve our already iconic property. I look forward to working with our incredible team of hospitality professionals as we innovate, create and enhance the guest experience across the world-class destination that is Atlantis, The Palm."

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