TI’ME Hotels Launch Carbon Offset Programme

TI’ME Hotels Launch Carbon Offset Programme
June 20, 2014 Arton Kabashi
TI’ME Hotels

Green Globe congratulates TI’ME Hotels on the launch of its carbon-offset initiatives at both TI’ME Grand Plaza Hotel and TI’ME Oak Hotel & Suites in Dubai.

Through their Hotel Stay Carbon Offset Programme, TI’ME aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by saving over 320 tons of carbon emissions this year.Guests can opt to pay AED15 to offset their carbon emissions generated through consumption of water and energy during their stay.

Offset funds raised by this programme will be invested on improving the lives of families in rural Ethiopia by installing solar lighting in homes. Or alternately guests can direct their offsets towards purchasing energy efficient cooking stoves in Darfur, Sudan so that families are provided with a safe and hygienic method of cooking.

Mohamed Awadalla, CEO, TI’ME Hotels said, “TI’ME Hotels are committed to taking the sustainability message to all its hotels and stakeholders and Green Globe Certification for our properties is fundamental to driving this forward.”

“With the company-wide implementation of our Sustainability Business Plan, and the recent launch of our Hotel Stay Carbon Offset Programme, we are taking a systematic approach to measuring operational savings as well as ensuring that we continually engage our teams, guests and business partners in order to actively contribute to the local community and global sustainability movement in a meaningful way,” Mr Awadalla added.

Green Globe Director of Communications, Bradley Cox, said, “Through their carbon reduction programme TI’ME Hotels demonstrate that funds raised in developed countries can be dedicated to building new economies that are less dependent on fossil fuels. This is a bold initiative.”

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.

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.

Contact:

Sunil Kizhur

Assistant Chief Engineer

TI’ME Grand Plaza Hotel

Damascus Road, Al Qusais
Dubai
UAE

phone  +971 4 233 4444

fax       +971 4 233 4445

email    sunil.kizhur@timehotels.ae

web     www.timehotels.ae