In an effort to highlight its expansion strategy, TIME Hotels Management will soon reveal details of its second property in Qatar. The announcement will be made at the forthcoming Arabian Travel Market 2015.
The 142-room TIME Plaza Hotel is scheduled to open in Q1 of 2017. The property will offer a choice of two restaurants, ample parking and meeting space for up to 40 guests.
“It’s been a busy year for TIME Hotels with the launch of our first luxury resort in Hurghada, Egypt, plus a raft of announcements including two new Residences in Abu Dhabi, our first footstep into Doha, and a new five-star hotel for Dubai. We have also launched a number of new corporate initiatives,” said Mohamed Awadalla, CEO, TIME Hotels.
The Group’s first five-star property, the 277-room TIME Royal Hotel is set to open in Q2 of 2016. The property will have a strong medical tourism focus with facilities specifically catering to needs of wellness tourists. The facilities on offer include a signature spa featuring temperature-controlled pools, gym with rehabilitation equipment, and health and juice bar. It will also have 20 handicap-accessible rooms.
“Dubai plans to position the emirate as a global medical tourism destination by 2020 with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) targeting 500,000 medical tourists, so there is a clear need for a product that can accommodate specific needs of medical tourists,” said Awadalla.
The other property to be showcased will be the four-star 112-room Time Rako Hotel & Suites in Doha.
The property is scheduled to open in Q2 of 2016. The nine-storey hotel will feature a grand lobby, swimming pool, signature seafood restaurant and terrace seating, an all-day dining venue, a grocery-deli concept, coffee lounge with indoor and outdoor space, rooftop lounge and bar, and banqueting facilities to cater up to 500 guests with six meeting rooms that can accommodating up to 40 guests.
TIME Hotel’s pipeline of current projects also includes the TIME Express brand. The three-star no frills concept will target budget-conscious business travellers and will launch in Dubai with a 133-room property. The opening is set for Q3 of 2016.