Grand Millennium Business Bay Appoints Anne Liyanage as Commercial Director
Anne Liyanage has been appointed as the new Commercial Director at Grand Millennium Business Bay. Anne steps into the role to assume the leadership of the hotel's commercial strategies.
Anne started her professional journey with the airline industry in Colombo, upon which she moved to the UAE to pursue her career in hospitality. Anne has over 15 years of experience as a commercial leader, working with some of the leading hospitality brands in the world, from IHG to Jumeirah Group, Burj Al Arab, Marriott, Meydan Hotels, and lately with Accor. Anne holds an MBA in Business Administration from the University of Liverpool and has completed the Masters' Program in Hospitality Management from Cornell University USA.
A passionate believer in emotional wellness, Anne has pursued a certification in Hypnotherapy and Rapid Transformation Therapy. She is the founder of the Mynd at Ease program, which focuses on all aspects of emotional wellbeing, using her knowledge and experience as a driving force towards creating winning teams that can achieve anything they set their mind to.
Grand Millennium Business Bay, headed up by General Manager Andrea Strim, is located in the city's vibrant heart in South Downtown Dubai, along the Dubai Water Canal, and close to iconic attractions. The 20-story property boasts five signature restaurants & bars, including Bella Restaurant & Lounge, Lock, Stock & Barrel, and the upcoming Asia Asia Restaurant with partners Solutions Leisure, fully equipped meeting & conference facilities with natural daylight, a wellness floor, and 251 guest rooms and suites with stunning views of Downtown Dubai.
Speaking about her appointment, she said: "I am truly excited to embark on this journey with Grand Millennium Business Bay and to lead the commercial success of the hotel; this is surely a fantastic opportunity in my career that I am presented with, where I will have the possibility to integrate all the years of experience and best practices in leading and winning fashion."
Andrea Strim, General Manager, commented: "Anne has believed in our company vision from the start; she has impressive international experience and deep knowledge across a wide range of business areas, which will be critical in leading the commercial team of our hotel. Her unique combination of commercial and emotional wellness experience is an extraordinary asset in a dynamic market where our business partners and valued guests are looking for a more comprehensive level of support."