Farnek, a UAE-based smart and green facilities management company, has secured six hospitality contracts varying in length from one to three years, valued at $2.08 million.
The company was awarded four hotel/apartment contracts, including the five-star Fairmont Dubai hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road, the three-star 230 room Revier Hotel situated in Business Bay, the four-star S Hotel in Al Barsha and the deluxe Sonder – JBR Suites on the Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence.
Adding to this, Farnek secured two restaurant contracts; one for The Mood Rooftop Lounge at The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba and the Cloud Lounge at the Studio One Hotel in Dubai Media City.
More than 65 staff have been mobilised to manage a range of services from cleaning, housekeeping, security and Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing (MEP) maintenance.
Director of business development, Farnek, Khaldun Aburok enthused on the news: “To secure these contracts, some of which are for three years, we not only offered a broad-based proposition, which was commercially competitive. We also demonstrated a high degree of technical training, development and professionalism, offering a well-trained and cost-effective, tech-savvy workforce.”
Last year, Farnek achieved GBAC STAR™ accreditation for its head office facility in Dubai, the first FM facility to be accredited by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA, the global cleaning industry trade association, in the Middle East. Through that certification, the company has established an internationally recognised cleaning, disinfection and infection prevention programme that minimises risks associated with infectious agents such as the novel Coronavirus.
Aburok explained: “To maintain those standards, training is essential and the Farnek training centre comes complete with a fully fitted elevator, bathroom, kitchen, lobby and a staircase. The walls and the floor are partially covered in a variety of materials such as carpet, rubber, linoleum, slate, marble, wood and ceramic tiles, enabling our staff to be fully trained on every surface they could potentially come into contact with.”