Posted on February 17, 2018

The TIME Rako Hotel has thrown open its doors to warmly welcome guests into its first hotel in Qatar, on February 16th, 2018.The four-star property, located on the Mesaieed Road at AlWakra, is a member of the well-respected TIME Hotels, a regional brand. Rako which means relaxation or enjoyment in Japanese,will offer a perfect blend of luxury accommodations, services and amenities.

Keeping with the growth and progress required of an ambitious nation like Qatar, the TIME Rako Hotel has been designed and developed to meet the needs of both business executives and families. Recounting the objective behind the venture, Lahdan Eisa Al-Mohanadi, Owner of the Time Rako Hotel explained: “We are proud to have launched the TIME Rako Hotel in Doha. Hospitality has always been a hallmark of the Qatari culture. The foresight demonstrated by the Qatari leadership to further promote the growth of the country through a diversified economy, has resulted in continued proactive policies to promote tourism.

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“TIME Rako Hotel will be a leader in the much-needed market segment for high quality hotels. We believe in setting the scene for a value-based experience. We are proud to say our project is well in line with the nation’s aspirations. We are also pleased that we have strategically opened our hotel in Al Wakra. The area holds much potential and gives us the opportunity to fulfill the hospitality needs of the Mesaieed area.” Away from the humdrum of the city, the TIME Rako Hotel is ideally situated 15 minutes away from the city center of Doha. It is only 10 minutes from Hamad International Airport and 15 minutes from Hamad Port.

Providing further details on the significance of the new venture, Mohamad Awadalla, CEO of TIME Hotels said, “TIME Hotels is a regional brand and it is our mission to become a leader. Our properties are operated and overseen by a team of experienced professionals. The rooms managed by TIME Hotels are renowned for the unique, upscale lodging experience that our guests enjoy. “Our multicultural team is dedicated to providing first-class hospitality services for our business and leisure guests.Respectful service is our hallmark.” (click here to read full speech)

The hotel offers 102 rooms and suites, three of which are equipped for differently abled individuals, and smoking is not allowed in all the hotel. Ideal for both business executives and families, this modern hotel blends residence privacy with the luxury and convenience of hotel services and facilities. Amenities include a gift shop. For those looking for a place to relax by the waters, the hotel has a temperature-controlled pool on the terrace. In addition, this property is only a two-minutes’ walk from the beach.

Pointing out some of the services and amenities offered, Chris Fourment, the General Manager said, “Guests at the TIME Rako Hotel can benefit from the various conference, weddings and business facilities we offer, as well as amenities for fitness and leisure. They can also delight in a gourmet experience through the wide choice of cuisine offered at our four venues. An all-day-dining Medzo Restaurant seating 98, a specialty seafood restaurant- Sraidan, a lobby lounge Breeze Café and Waves Pool Lounge at the rooftop with a large outdoor terrace, all offering gastronomic delights. “Our guests will not only enjoy all our modern conveniences and services, but will also experience the time-honored Qatari tradition of hospitality.” (click here to read full speech)

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Qatar has been predominantly a business destination, with the corporate and MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Events) segments accounting for more than 75% of hotel demand, a trend expected to continue in the short term. TIME Rako Hotel will be tapping into this high demand segment, while indulging in the needs of the leisure traveler as well, offering three large banquet rooms that will be combined into one ballroom to host all upcoming leisure and business needs.

The hotel is well equipped to cater to the needs of modern travelers while enhancing their experience.