UAE-headquartered TIME Hotels has announced the appointment of Laurent Barelier as its new Corporate Director of Revenue Management and E-distribution as the company looks to develop its strategy and implement growth plans.
A graduate of the American College of Greece and holder of an MBA in International Hospitality Management from Cornell University, Paris, French national Barelier has over 17 years’ corporate hospitality experience having worked for a number of successful international hospitality chains both in the Middle East and globally.
His career includes senior management roles with Intercontinental in Athens, Greece, Accor Hotels, Dubai, Wyndham Hotel group, Dubai and latterly as a management consultant for the Majestic Tower Hotel, Dubai.
“Laurent has a wealth of experience and an in-depth understanding of the requirements of a hotel chain of TIME Hotels stature combined the technical ability from a corporate revenue perspective. These skills, paired with good knowledge of pre-opening strategies and implementation, will be crucial as we look to add to promote our business in Q4 2016 and throughout 2017,” said Mohamed Awadalla, CEO, TIME Hotels.
“It’s an extremely exciting time to join the TIME Hotels team as growth plans for the region are gaining momentum as the company looks to expand into new markets. In line with the aspirations of the CEO, I want to support our goals of becoming a major player within the hospitality industry by making the transition into new key gateway destinations in the UAE and across the Middle East easier,” said Barelier.
In his spare time Barelier is an active member of AIESEC, the world’s leading youth leadership development organisation, and the Dubai chapter of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI). He is also a member of the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF).