Green Globe TIME Hotels: Proactive Sustainable Operations

Green Globe TIME Hotels: Proactive Sustainable Operations
July 15, 2015 Bradley Cox

TIME Oak Hotel & Suites and TIME Grand Plaza Hotel are sustainability leaders in the United Arab Emirates, being the first hotels in their city of Dubai to offer Carbon Offsetting to all guests including business travellers and leisure seekers.

Green Globe congratulates both hotels on their recertification for the third year in a row. Each property achieved an impressive compliance score of 85% overall.

Mohamed Awadalla, CEO, TIME Hotels said, “We are extremely proud that following extensive efforts by management and staff to improve the sustainability of operations across all departments at TIME Hotels, we have been re-certified by the internationally-recognized Green Globe status.”

“This is another achievement for TIME Hotels, that proves we are committed to green hotel policies and the implementation of proactive measures to help protect and sustain the environment for future generations,” Mr. Awadalla added.

Both TIME hotels have developed comprehensive Sustainability Management Plans with all departments actively involved in the certification process. TIME Oak Hotel has installed a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) that assists in reducing overall energy consumption through monitoring of hotel equipment. Motions sensors have also been deployed in common areas to minimize electricity usage. The TIME Grand Plaza has set a 1% reduction target for electricity and a 2% reduction rate for its water consumption. The hotel plans to cut printing of internal reports and instead distribute for reading on iPads.

Waste-saving initiatives are also a priority at TIME properties. TIME Oak Hotel uses tissue paper supplied by the Disi group where all products comply with the latest green concepts. Napkins purchased from the Baquer Mohebi are eco-friendly and certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council). And crates are re-used to transport goods instead of paper carton. As part of their reuse initiatives TIME Grand Plaza remanufactures its printing toner cartridges. In addition, staff have been trained to manually select double sided options for printing jobs to minimize paper usage.

Corporate Social Responsibility efforts undertaken by the TIME Oak Hotel management involves both guests and staff alike. Initiatives include the annual Earth Hour and Pink Day for breast cancer awareness. Furthermore, as part of local economic development both properties have implemented “slow food” programs in their restaurant kitchens.

About TI’ME Oak Hotels & Suites
The TI’ME Oak Hotel & Suites is ideal for business executives and families looking for a comfortable and convenient hotel or suite apartment in Al Barsha Dubai either, for a short business trip, an extended stay assignment, or just a weekend in this exciting City. Conveniently located in the Tecom area, facing Internet City and Media City, this modern hotel in Al Barsha blends residence-style privacy and attentive hotel services with a dynamic downtown setting.

About TI’ME Grand Plaza Hotel
Located on the Damascus Road in the heart of the Al Qusais business and commercial district, TI’ME Grand Plaza Hotel is only ten minutes away from Terminal 2 of the Dubai International Airport and fifteen minutes from the Dubai Exhibition and Convention Centre. The hotel features 232 spacious rooms and suites appointed with every imaginable guest comfort. Savour superb cuisine at two onsite restaurants and a breezy poolside lounge.

Contact:

Shikha Arora
Training and Development Manager
TIME GRAND PLAZA HOTEL
P.O. Box: 237844 Dubai |
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES |
phone +971 4 233 40 63 |
fax +971 4 233 44 45 |
email shikha.arora@timehotels.ae
web www.timehotels.ae