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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.

Bernard Fantoli, Corporate Director of F&B, TIME HotelsNewly 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.

Gaetan Lavoie, Corporate Director of Technical Services, TIME HotelsJoining 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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