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MOHAMED AWADALLA

Chief executive officer, Time Hotels Management
Given the group’s growth in operating properties Time Hotels has witnessed year-on-year growth of 13%, with profit up 19% as of June 2018

With over a decade under his belt at Time Hotels Management, Mohamed Awadalla has taken the home grown hospitality management company from strength to strength.

Time Hotels currently operates 13 properties in the Middle East and North Africa across three brands: Time Hotels & Resorts, Time Hotels Express, Time Hotel Apartments, and Time Residence.
In April 2018, Time Hotels Management opened its Time Beach Villas Resort in Jeddah, with further openings earmarked for the kingdom.

Later this year, the group will debut its Time Express Hotels brand in Sharjah with the opening of a three-star property in Sharjah.

Given the group’s growth in operating properties Time Hotels has witnessed year-on-year growth of 13%, with profit up 19% as of June 2018

Time Hotels’ impressive growth is matched by a pipeline that is just as impressive– the group currently has 17 properties either signed or in active development, which will add over 2000 rooms to its existing portfolio of 1500 keys.

“We have built our success on providing exceptional service through our friendly and dedicated teams, and a unique collection of market relevant properties providing outstanding value. This will continue to be the basis for Time Hotels’ strategy moving forward,” Awadalla tells Hotelier Middle East.

“We have built our success on providing exceptional service through our friendly and dedicated teams, and a unique collection of market relevant properties providing outstanding value. This will continue to be the basis for Time Hotels’ strategy moving forward,” Awadalla tells Hotelier Middle East.

The mid-market hotel segment will play a big role in Time Hotels’ development plans, Awadalla notes, calling it a “huge growth sector” for the hospitality industry in the region.

He says: “There is massive pent-up demand for new midscale projects and a travelling public for whom a stay in a hotel doesn’t have to mean ultra-luxury, services on tap and room rates to match. We see the growth of the mid-market accommodation bracket in the UAE, and the region, as a potential catalyst for a new wave of visitors who, if they are able to reduce the cost of their hotel stay, would allow them to free up their budget to spend in other areas, from dining and attractions to shopping and excursions.

“Between now and the end of 2020, TIME Hotels will expand its presence in the UAE, and the wider GCC region, with the management of several new mid-market hotels in locations such as Fujairah, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.”

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ALEX KYRIAKIDIS
President and managing director
PASCAL GAUVIN
Managing director
OMER KADDOURI
President & CEO
TIM CORDON
Area senior vice president
ALI AL ZAABI
President
OLIVIER HARNISCH
Chief executive officer
MARC DESCROZAILLE
president
KAMEL AJAMI
Vice President
IGNACE BAUWENS
Regional vice president
MOHAMED AWADALLA
Chief executive officer
SIMON CASSON
President – hotel operations,
HENK MEYKNECHT
Chief operating officer
ROBERT KUNKLER
Chief operating officer
GABRIEL ESCARRER JAUME
Vice chairman and CEO
KURT STRAUB
Vice president of operations
VINCENT MICCOLIS
As regional general manager
AMINE E. MOUKARZEL
President
LAURENT A. VOIVENEL
Senior vice president, operations & development
DR BADR AL BADR
Chief executive officer
HUSSAIN SAJWANI
Chairman
TARAS ETTL
Vice president
MICHAEL WALE
Chief executive officer
PRATEEK KUMAR
Regional vice president
JOSE SILVA
Chief executive officer
BARAN TURKEL
Managing director
MICHAEL COTTAN
Executive vice president
JAMAL SERHAN
CEO and senior vice president
SUMAIR TARIQ
Managing director
SIMON COOMBS
President and CEO
ABOUDI ASALI
Chief executive officer
MOHAMED SOUSSAN
Group general manager
AMMAR KANAAN
Group general manager
FADI MAZKOUR
Co-founder & regional director branding and business development
KAMAL SIMON FAKHOURY
Chief executive officer
ALY SHARIFF
Chief operating officer
HATEM GASMI
Founder and managing director
PIERRE SOKHON
General manager
ALI HATATA
Vice president, hospitality division
MARKLAND BLAIKLOCK
Deputy CEO
PRITHVI RAJ SINGH OBEROI
Executive chairman
RANJIT PHILLIPOSE
Area director
ANTHONY ROSS
Chief executive officer
NEHME IMAD DARWICHE
Founder and chief executive officer
CENK UNVERDI
Cluster general manager
PHILIPPE HARB
Chief operating officer and partner
ABDULLA BIN SULAYEM
Chief executive officer
JAYDEEP ANAND
Chief operating officer
ABDULLATIF KABBARA
Corporate office general manager
SIR ROCCO FORTE
Founder and chairman

BY THE NUMBERS

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PREVIOUS RANKING
6
Number of months in role
11
Number of years with company
13
Number of operating hotels
17
Number of Middle East pipeline hotels

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