TIME Hotels appoints new director of IT
New director to oversee several planned IT deployments over the coming months
TIME Hotels Management, a UAE-based hospitality company, has appointed Joseph Fayad as its new corporate director of IT, whose remit will be to oversee several planned IT deployments over the coming months.
In a statement, TIME said that it was looking to pursue IT initiatives to do with cloud computing and virtualisation, all in the name of driving new business opportunities. The company said that Fayad had impressed with his background.
"Joseph's experience and in-depth understanding of both the hospitality sector and the light-speed nature of the IT world, means that he is able to jump in at the deep end and take the lead in implementing corporate plans to upgrade our IT capabilities in order to drive new business opportunities," said Mohamed Awadalla, CEO, TIME Hotels.
A graduate of the Lebanese University faculty of science, Beirut, with 15 years' experience in the hospitality field, Fayad is reprising his hotel career following the completion of a 12-month project at the American University of Technology in Jbeil, Lebanon, where he was appointed to restructure and leverage the university's IT capabilities.
Prior to this he was the managing partner of Computer Communication Services, Beirut, where he consulted on a number of hospitality and real estate client projects including Teal Hospitality, which manages two Dubai-based properties, and Al Fahd Hotels & Resorts in Saudi Arabia.
Following enhancements to its guest Internet service offerings last year, 2015 will see TIME Hotels introduce virtual technology applications across its expanding portfolio and take its pilot cloud computing programme to the next level, as well as continue with the switch to using multi-function devices in order to significantly reduce carbon footprint, energy costs and power consumption as part of its corporate sustainability mandate.
"It's an extremely exciting time to join the TIME Hotels team as growth plans for the region and the increasing geographic diversification of its portfolio requires an accelerated IT infrastructure designed to streamline operations, increase efficiency and add value to the guest experience," said Fayad.
"It's more important now, than ever before, that the industry invests into new technologies and applications as we move even further away from a tangible to a virtual operational environment, and TIME is definitely looking to position itself as a leader in the field.
"I am also keen to develop our in-house talent as TIME Hotels places great emphasis on personnel development, and with the rapid pace of change in the IT world, this is an area that offers tremendous opportunity," Fayed added.