Time Hotels to open five hotels in Middle East this year

Time Hotels to open five hotels in Middle East this year
Published: 23 April 2019 - 5:30 a.m.
By: Nikhil Pereira

Time Hotels, the UAE-headquartered hospitality company and hotel operator, is set to announce plans to open five new properties across the Middle East during 2019 – as it targets 35 properties by 2025.

The properties, which will see the growth and launch of existing as well as new Time Hotel brands to key territories throughout the region, will be unveiled during Arabian Travel Market 2019, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from 28 April – 1 May.

Mohamed Awadalla, CEO Time Hotels, said: “Our pipeline of hotels and residences meet the demands of multiple value-driven markets by offering a high-quality experience right across all of our branded properties.

“We currently have 15 properties in operation across the UAE and wider GCC with new additions in Dubai, Sharjah and Saudi Arabia scheduled for this year as well as extending our presence to Egypt - further supporting our strategic business plan to increase our total portfolio to 35 properties across the Middle East by the end of 2025.”

Time Hotels will debut its Time Express Hotels brand with the opening of a property in Sharjah, during the third quarter of 2019.

The three-star Time Express Hotel Al Khan will feature 55 keys in total and is located 15 minutes from Dubai International Airport.

In Dubai, Time Asma Hotel is scheduled to open during the second quarter of 2019.

The four-star property, located in Al Barsha, will feature 232 rooms including 12 suites, a gym, swimming pool, jacuzzi, four meeting rooms, a business centre and two restaurants.

“Plans are in place for two floors of the hotel to be reserved exclusively for female travellers, with dedicated services, including: personalised room service, a female-only check-in counter, dedicated ladies-only guest relations, in-house baby-sitting services, and in-room tablets highlighting all of the services offered for women as well as enhanced bathroom amenities in each room,” said Awadalla.

Meanwhile, Time Hotels opened its second property in Saudi Arabia at the beginning of April. Featuring 28 deluxe apartments the Time Dammam Residences comprises of four one-bedroom units and 24 two-bedroom units.

Joining Time Dammam Residence in the kingdom will be Time Golden Tower Al Khobar.

Scheduled to open August 2019, the 65-key property will be strategically located on Al Khobar Main Street and within close proximity to Al Khobar Waterfront. The property will feature a roof-top garden lounge, a gym and a high-tech business centre.

In Egypt, Time Nozha Beach Aqua Park Hotel & Resort will open its doors during Q3 2019. The four-star property – located in Ras Sudr, on Egypt’s Red Sea Coast – will feature 52 rooms and four suits as well as five castles, 93 villas, 891 chalets and 136 studios.

Awadalla, said: “This is a very exciting chapter in Time Hotels’ short history as we open Time Nozha Aqua Park & Resort, our first beach resort and first property in Egypt. Built with leisure and adventure visitors in mind, this resort is fully-equipped with everything the modern traveller requires for the perfect family getaway.”

These scheduled openings follow the signing of a new management agreement by Time Hotels Management to operate Dunes Hotel Apartments’ three properties located throughout Dubai.

Time Hotels took over day-to-day operations of Time Dunes Hotel Apartment Al Barsha, Time Dunes Hotel Apartments Al Qusais and Time Dunes Hotel Apartments Oud Metha following the signing of the agreement on 24th January 2019.

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