New GM appointments add a touch of Mediterranean to TIME Hotels

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Guzman Muela and Martin Michael Fabiano take the lead at local hospitality brand’s Dubai flagship properties as company looks to build on six years of regional success

Guzman Muela - General Manager - TIME Oaks Hotel and Suites
Guzman Muela – General Manager – TIME Oaks Hotel and Suites
Martin Michael Fabiano - General Manager - TIME Grand Plaza Hotel
Martin Michael Fabiano – General Manager – TIME Grand Plaza Hotel

UAE-headquartered TIME Hotels has added two new senior executives to its cadre with Spanish national Guzman Muela taking over the management reins at flagship property, TIME Oak Hotel & Suites, while Martin Michael Fabiano, from Italy, will lead the team at TIME Grand Plaza Hotel.

With cumulative industry experience spanning more than four decades, both gentlemen bring a track record of international operational success and proven leadership skills to their respective roles.

Fluent in four languages, Muela has worked on four continents, including food and beverage positions in Latin America and senior management positions in his native Spain. In addition, Muela was tasked with implementing duty free projects in a number of challenging African locations including South Sudan, the Ivory Coast and Liberia. He also spent several years in the Middle East working with InterContinental Hotels Group as both a special task force leader and general manager for various properties in Jordan and the UAE

New TIME Grand Plaza Hotel GM, Fabiano’s global experience covers the operational spectrum with food and beverage, consultancy, private member club and VP/general manager roles within the cruise tourism sector as well as with luxury hospitality brands including Mandarin Oriental, Fairmont Hotels and Four Seasons. His career path has similarly taken him on a worldwide journey from Indonesia, the Philippines and Canada to China, Italy, India, Thailand and the high seas.  

“What is especially exciting about bringing both Guzman and Martin on board is their respective backgrounds. They both have a wealth of international knowledge, have clearly benefited from broad and varied experience at top hospitality brands. As we continue to grow our own portfolio as well as refine our existing offering, it is a strategic imperative that we have a corporate team that has a thorough understanding of commercial hospitality in all its forms, which will further strengthen TIME Hotel’s reputation as a local market leader,” said Mohamed Awadalla, CEO, TIME Hotels.

Commenting on his new role, Muela said:

“It is an exciting time to join TIME Hotels as the company moves forward with its expansion plans. I am confident that my multi-layered and multi-market experience will support the company’s ambitions to develop into a major force within the industry, renowned as a hospitality innovator.”

“Delivering a premium experience as well as driving commercial goals are my twin priorities in any role, and I see huge personal professional opportunity with my new role with TIME Grand Plaza Hotel as well as significant opportunities to take the hotel to a new level of performance. My international exposure has given me a unique perspective on all aspects of the business and I look forward to working with Mr. Awadalla, my corporate colleagues and the hotel teams,” said Fabiano.