General manager, TIME Grand Plaza Hotel, Bernard Fantoli

TIME Hotels has named Bernard Fantoli the new general manager of TIME Grand Plaza Hotel in Dubai.

Fantoli will now take charge of the day to day management of the 232-room property. He will be responsible for the recruitment and development of staff, annual budgets and assuring the highest levels of guest satisfaction. Adding to this, he will set strategic plans to steer the operational excellence of the hotel and boost team productivity.

Fantoli assumes his new challenge with over 20 years of experience spanning four continents. He has held his fair share of food and beverage positions across Europe, China and the Caribbean, as well as several senior management positions in the UAE and in his native Belgium for leading global brands, including Hilton and Marriott.

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Well acquainted with TIME Hotels, he has worked as the corporate director of food and beverage for the TIME Hotels portfolio since 2014.

CEO, TIME Hotels, Mohamed Awadalla enthused on Fantoli’s appointment: “Bernard’s skill set, paired with his international knowledge and sound understanding of the hospitality industry, will be vital to the success of our brand as we continue to expand our portfolio throughout 2019 and beyond as well as continuing to refine our existing offering.

We have always thrived on providing exceptional standard and high levels of service, and with our latest appointment we are further endorsing this commitment.”

Meanwhile, Fantoli enthused: “It is an exciting time to work for TIME Hotels as the company moves forward with its expansion plans – targeting 20 hotels by 2025. I am confident that my multi-layered and multi-market experience, as well as my innovative approach, will help me to develop a dynamic team which supports the company’s growth ambitions and continuously aspires to exceed guest expectations.”