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Arabian Travel Market 2017: Time Hotels to unveil expansion plans at Arabian Travel Market

Arabian Travel Market 2017: Time Hotels to unveil expansion plans at Arabian Travel Market

Time Hotels, the UAE-headquartered hospitality company and hotel operator, is set to announce plans to open ten new properties across the Middle East by quarter four of 2018.

The properties, which will be unveiled at ATM in Dubai World Trade Centre, will see the growth and launch of existing and new brands to key territories in the region, with the company set to extend its footprint to Ajman and Fujairah in the UAE, followed by Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

The new additions will join Time Hotels’ existing portfolio of seven properties between Dubai and Sharjah, taking the tally to 17 properties in the Middle East.

Mohamed Awadalla, chief executive, Time Hotels, said: “Our current pipeline of hotels and residences meet the demands of multiple markets by offering a high-quality stay across our entire brand portfolio.”

Awadalla commented: “Since launching the Time Residence brand, we have seen demand for quality and value from the residential apartments, supported with facilities, which have added value across the region.


“Business travellers often look for a home-from-home environment and leisure visitors, especially families, look for less formal hotel accommodation.” 

In Dubai, three new hotels will open: Time Asma Hotel, Time Express Hotel Al Jaddaf, and Time Royal Hotel & Spa, the firm’s first five-star UAE property, located in Healthcare City and designed to meet the needs of healthcare tourists.

TIME’s international openings in Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah and Qurayyat demonstrate the brand’s strength and popularity in markets outside of the UAE.

The Time Beach Villas Resort, Jeddah, is a luxury contemporary property on the upper west side of the city, and Time’s first resort in the Kingdom.

The resort will be joined by a 137-key four-star Yasma by Time Hotels and Resorts in Qurayyat, and Yasma by Time Express Hotels, Riyadh.

In Qatar, Time Rako Hotel will open in the third quarter of 2017, in the Al Wakra area of Doha.

Awadalla continued: “It has been a busy year for TIME Hotels with a raft of properties announced with several of them due to come online within the next 12 months.