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Nov. 6, 2019

TIME Hotels, the UAE-headquartered hospitality company is celebrating big wins at the prestigious World Luxury Hotel Awards 2019 which took place in Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland after adding three new awards to its growing list of accolades.

Recognised for their excellence within the luxury hotel segment of the market were three of TIME Hotels’ properties, namely: TIME Nozha Beach Aqua Park Hotel & Resort which bagged the Luxury Family Beach Resort Award, TIME Dammam (Luxury Contemporary Service Apartments Award) while TIME Express took home the Luxury Contemporary Hotel Award.

We are incredibly proud of all of our achievements this year and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our exemplary staff in every department who uphold the brand values of TIME Hotels, as well as our guests who have helped make 2019 such a success for TIME Hotels. With so much achieved to date we look forward to continuing our success as we begin looking ahead to 2020.

Mohamed Awadalla

The CEO of TIME Hotels, Mohamed Awadalla commenting on the achievement said: “Winning these coveted awards is not only another successful step in our mission to continue developing TIME Hotels as a major player within the international hospitality industry, but is also recognition of our sustained commitment to excellence.

“Over the years we have built our success on delivering international standards of service through our friendly and dedicated teams, supported by signature warm and welcoming Arabian hospitality and a unique collection of market-relevant properties.”

Established in 2006, the World Luxury Hotel Awards, are the pinnacle of achievement in the luxury hotel industry, recognizing global, continent, regional and country luxury accommodation across over 100 different categories.

Voted by guests, travellers and industry players alike through an online public vote, the accolade reflects the hard work and dedication exhibited by TIME Hotels’ exceptional staff and its unparalleled service offering.

“We are incredibly proud of all of our achievements this year and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our exemplary staff in every department who uphold the brand values of TIME Hotels, as well as our guests who have helped make 2019 such a success for TIME Hotels. With so much achieved to date we look forward to continuing our success as we begin looking ahead to 2020,” Awadalla added.

Commenting on the 13th annual World Luxury Hotel Awards, Marketing Director, Michael Hunter-Smith, said: “We congratulate this year’s winners. True luxury is not easily attained. It takes highly efficient and dedicated staff who are willing to go the extra mile and stop at nothing to ensure that every guest feels cared for and no challenge goes unresolved. This is the definition of luxury. It is what makes the winners shine.”

Dubai: Oct 21, 2019…

For the fifth year running, UAE-headquartered hospitality company, TIME Hotels has received the CSR Label Award for the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Dubai Chamber), adding to its growing list of accolades.

Dubai Chamber reported that TIME Hotels was the highest scoring applicant, achieving an overall score of 77.5%, which was 10.4% higher than the average applicant score. 

In his response, Eddie Ignatius, Corporate Director of Quality & Business Excellence, TIME Hotels, stated: “We are very much a community-focused company and receiving this official label for the fifth year in a row highlights our commitment and consistency. It also allows us to benchmark our own initiatives against those of other forward-thinking companies in Dubai, for whom CSR is an integral part of their overall business strategy.”

Launched in 2010 to reward corporate commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, the CSR Label is awarded based on performance scores across seven different criteria including human resources (training, development, welfare, Emiratisation), client relations, business development, procurement, environment, health and safety, innovation and community; with Dubai Chamber also measuring the resulting impact in four key areas, namely workplace, marketplace, community and environmental.

Majid Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman of Dubai Chamber, said: “The Dubai Chamber CSR Label honourees are not just gaining recognition, but enhancing their reputation in the market and setting an example for the rest of the business community.”

Adding to this, TIME Hotels is strengthening the positive impact it is making on local and regional communities with an impressive calendar of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives planned for the final quarter of 2019.

Eddie Ignatius

We are very much a community-focused company and receiving this official label for the fifth year in a row highlights our commitment and consistency. It also allows us to benchmark our own initiatives against those of other forward-thinking companies in Dubai, for whom CSR is an integral part of their overall business strategy.

Eddie Ignatius

TIME will be focusing further on community engagements and social activities in conjunction with the year of tolerance. This month there will be a walk to raise awareness for breast cancer, while in November the fourth annual TIME Hotels Waiter Race will take place and in December a Gift Tolerance event will see employees exchange gifts with their fellow colleagues.

“Through our collective initiative, Tomorrow’s World, TIME Hotels has been involved in a range of activities designed to give back to and support the communities we operate in. Everything we do is backed by our commitment to have a positive impact… we don’t want to just ensure a better world, but a better tomorrow because the communities we live and work in really matter,” Ignatius said.

Additional highlights of the company’s multi-faceted CSR programme this year have included a job swap initiative, an International Women’s Day celebration to promote women empowerment, We Walk for Autism, the distribution of Iftar meal boxes to labour camps in Muhaisnah and the annual team member party which is designed to recognise and appreciate all employees for their hard work and dedication to the continued growth of the company.

TIME Hotels, a UAE-based hospitality company has introduced a new health and wellness initiative tagged ‘Healthy You. Healthy World’ across all of its properties in line with its Tomorrow’s World Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. 

As part of the initiative, TIME Hotels has expanded its offering of fitness and wellness activities, introduced a new health conscious menu and participated in a wide variety of activities to help promote healthy lifestyles for both employees and in-house guests. 

At TIME Oak Hotel & Suites, an aqua fitness programme for female senior citizens has been introduced, taking place daily from 7am to 9am; while at TIME Ruby Hotel Apartments boxing classes are taking place twice a week for members and in-house guests; and at TIME Grand Plaza swimming lessons are available for both adults and children – taking place seven days a week between 8am and 9am.

Every year TIME Hotels participates in a range of activities to raise awareness of several important regional and global initiatives while also taking the opportunity to support the health and wellness of both our employees and of course our guests.

Mohamed Awadalla

Mohamed Awadalla, CEO, TIME Hotels, said: “Every year TIME Hotels participates in a range of activities to raise awareness of several important regional and global initiatives while also taking the opportunity to support the health and wellness of both our employees and of course our guests.

“Everything we do is focused on having a positive impact and creating a legacy which generations will be able to learn from for many years to come.”

Adding to this, Mugs & Munch, a relaxed pastry café and lobby lounge, has created a new healthy menu with a focus on fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Featuring a variety of healthy munch bowls, freshly baked flat bread sandwiches and delicious pastries as well as an extensive tea and coffee menu, fresh fruit smoothies, mocktails and cold soft beverages.

Located in the lobby of TIME Oak Hotel & Suites, Mugs & Munch is the perfect venue for those looking for a quick coffee and an on-the-go nutritious snack, a relaxed catch-up with a friend or an informal business meeting. 

Awadalla said: “Creating a menu which offers interesting and healthy food options, with a focus on fresh and local ingredients, is incredibly important to us as we continuously work to broaden our F&B offerings at TIME Oak Hotel & Suites.

“The idea behind the Mugs & Munch menu is to deliver fresh and delicious dishes for those who don’t want to compromise on taste – but still want to be healthy.”

TIME Hotels has also strengthened the positive impact it is making on both employees and guests’ fitness and wellness through an impressive calendar of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.

In line with the ‘Healthy You. Healthy World’ campaign, TIME has painted motivational health and wellness quotes on each step between the ground floor and first floor in each of its properties to encourage staff and guests to use the stairs instead of the elevator wherever possible.

Earlier this year, TIME hosted a Yoga Day for both staff and in-house guests and as part of World Health Day, TIME conducted a health check-up, in collaboration with Call Doctor. In all hotels, staff members and in-house guests had access to a free check-up and consultation with a doctor, as well as a training session on the subject of ‘healthy lifestyle’.

Awadalla concluded: “Our overall aim is to promote a healthy and balanced lifestyle and add value to both our in-house guests and our employees’ lives through enhanced offerings at each of our properties, education and employee engagement activities.”

August 27, 2019

TIME Hotels, has boosted its executive team with the appointment of Bernard Fantoli as the new General Manager at TIME Grand Plaza Hotel in Dubai. The UAE-headquartered hospitality company, made this known in recent a press release sent to More Cream Than Coffee.

In his new role, Fantoli will be responsible for the day to day management of the 232-room hotel, including the recruitment and development of staff, annual budgets and assuring the highest levels of guest satisfaction are met. He will also be mandated with setting strategic plans that will drive the operational excellence of the hotel and boost team productivity.

Bernard’s skill set, paired with his international knowledge and sound understanding of the hospitality industry will be vital to the success of our brand as we continue to expand our portfolio throughout 2019 and beyond as well as continuing to refine our existing offering.

Mohamed Awadalla, CEO, TIME Hotels

With more than 20 years’ experience, Fantoli has worked on four continents, including numerous food and beverage positions across Europe, China and the Caribbean and several senior management positions both here in the UAE and in his native Belgium for some of the leading global hospitality brands such as Hilton and Marriott.

Fantoli also brings in-depth knowledge of TIME Hotels having worked as Corporate Director of Food and Beverage for the TIME Hotels portfolio since 2014 before being promoted to his new position as General Manager.

Commenting on the appointment, Mohamed Awadalla, CEO, TIME Hotels, said: “Bernard’s skill set, paired with his international knowledge and sound understanding of the hospitality industry will be vital to the success of our brand as we continue to expand our portfolio throughout 2019 and beyond as well as continuing to refine our existing offering.

“We have always thrived on providing exceptional standard and high levels of service, and with our latest appointment we are further endorsing this commitment.”

Fantoli added: “It is an exciting time to work for TIME Hotels as the company moves forward with its expansion plans – targeting 20 hotels by 2025. I am confident that my multi-layered and multi-market experience, as well as my innovative approach, will help me to develop a dynamic team which supports the company’s growth ambitions and continuously aspires to exceed guest expectations.”

For more information, please log onto http://www.timehotels.ae/

UAE-headquartered TIME Hotels has signed an agreement with Dubai-based Plan B Solutions, to offer its guests the opportunity of enrolling in the TIME Elite Club Membership.

The cobranding loyalty programme has two tiers, the first being a complimentary level where would be members can enroll for free, by simply downloading the eliteclub mobile app and registering. Members can earn two points for every one US dollar spent in any participating TIME hotel and points can be redeemed, through the eliteclub e-commerce platform against gift certificates, retail products or cash vouchers, which can be spent at any TIME Hotel.

“Elite Club is all about adding value to our proposition. Guests can earn points every time they stay or dine with us, which can be saved and redeemed at a later stage. Although we already have a very loyal customer base, we thought this was another way of saying thank you for their continued loyalty,” said Mohamed Awadalla, CEO, TIME Hotels.

The executive tier of the programme comes with an annual membership fee of AED 990, but opens the door to a world of advantages, including unlimited discounts of up to 50% on F&B, free upgrades and up to 20% discounts on rooms; AED 1,600 worth of complimentary voucher packages, containing free accommodation and breakfast, plus free access to 100 swimming pools and beach resorts for two people, at all hotels enrolled in to the eliteclub loyalty scheme.

“This loyalty programme also allows members to take advantage of considerable discounts and value-led offers, not only from TIME Hotels but from an extensive collection of bars, restaurants and experiences, as well as another 30 branded hotel partners across the globe,” said Elie Younis, founder and CEO of Plan B Solutions and eliteclub. For more information, please log onto http://www.timehotels.ae/