TIME expands senior management team
TIME is not only expanding to new destinations but also expands its team to meet demands
UAE-headquartered hospitality company, TIME Hotels Management has welcomed two new senior corporate executives to their team to follow the hotel brands recent announcement of further expansions in Luxor, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Ajman; taking their property portfolio to eleven hotels by 2015.
Newly appointed Corporate Director of Technical Services, Gaetan Lavoie, joined the team in January and has over 22 years of experience, his role will include him being in charge of all engineering projects throughout the TIME property portfolio. A Canadian national who has worked all over Canada and in Miami, Florida. Lavoies’ global experience includes positions with SNC Lavalin O&M where he was Regional Director of Operations, Crowne Plaza and ACCOR hotel management, with hotels like Sofitel and Travelodge. Lavoie, also brings with him the Top Energy Savers Award for BMO, which he won in 2010 for his work in reducing energy usage.
“Dubai is such an exciting and vibrant city, coming to such an international and hospitality driven destination is a fantastic opportunity. I am really motivated to be working for such a reputable and fast expanding company,’ said Lavoie.
Joining the TIME team is Bernard Fantoli, the new Corporate Director of F&B, who has over 25 years of experience within the food and beverage hospitality industry, with various executive food and beverage positions within well-known hotel brands such as the Marriot, IHG Group and the Hilton. Fantoli will be managing the food and beverage production and guest service at each of the individual property and he is to develop a comprehensive upgrade of the food & beverage product for the overall TIME portfolio.
“With two great new additions to the TIME team, we are looking to continue maintaining, expanding and building both the brand and its high standards. The further developments allow us to move on from successfully positioning ourselves in the local market and move forward with our expansion plans,” said Mohamed Awadalla, CEO, TIME Hotels Management.
TIME, whose portfolio is increasing to eleven hotels and over 1,245 rooms, is expanding within the region due to the high demand and surplus of tourists.
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About Gaetan Lavoie:
Gaetan Lavoie is joining the TIME team with more than twenty years’ experience as a project manager; originally from Canada his knowledge of the industry is paramount to the TIME hotel’s expansion plans.
About Bernard Fantoli:
Bernard Fantoli is joining TIME Hotels as the new Corporate Director of F&B. With over 21 years of experience in the kitchen, his role will include managing all the restaurants under the TIME umbrella.
About TIME Hotels Management:
TIME Hotels Management is well-capitalised with significant management expertise and has ambitions to evolve into one of the leading hospitality businesses in the UAE.
TIME Hotels Management are owned by the public shareholding company Gulf General Investment Company (GGICO) and Investment Group Private Ltd (IGPL).
TIME currently manage the following properties:
- TIME Oak Hotel & Suites in Al Barsha, Dubai
- TIME Grand Plaza Hotel in Al Qusais, Dubai
- TIME Opal Hotel Apartments, Dubai
- TIME Crystal Hotel Apartments, Dubai
- TIME Topaz Hotel Apartments, Dubai
- TIME Ruby Hotel Apartments, Sharjah
The properties comprise a total of 745 rooms, and employ over 400 staff.