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IMG Worlds of Adventure selects bestin-class Smart Theme Park Technology IMG WORLDS of Adventure, the world’s largest indoor theme park, set to open in early 2016, has announced its selection of a myriad of state-of-the-art software and smart technology to build the innovative and interactive modern theme park. Choosing the best-in-class IT systems, from international blue chip companies, the park’s internal infrastructure focuses on interconnectivity and interoperable systems and - through the internet of things - has created a streamlined electronic system, ensuring the best possible user experience. Over 20 companies are involved in providing the internal and external framework for IMG Worlds of Adventure including Bose, Avaya, Pelco and Cisco, to build a robust infrastructure, with Microsoft supplying the Enterprise Resourcing Planning and Customer Relationship Management software, and many more to provide wellintegrated solutions to run business processes in a paperless environment.

IMG Worlds of Adventure has chosen to implement a range of smart technology solutions to create a fully integrated theme park that uses intelligent technology to improve the quality of both the guest experience and the efficiency of the park.

Through this, IMG Worlds of Adventure is supporting the initiative of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to transform Dubai into a ‘Smart City’.

New VP Sales & Marketing and Revenue Director to drive Time Hotels’ renewed strategic focus UAE-FOUNDED hospitality company, TIME Hotels Management, has announced the appointment of a new vice president of sales and marketing with seasoned international hotelier, Roddy Gordon, taking over the role from outgoing incumbent, Tommy Ressopoulos, who retires at the end of October. British national Gordon has almost three decades’ experience in sales and marketing on three continents, and is a recognised specialist in strategic revenue activation with a track record of Roddy Gordon Dushan Gunarathna successful sales leadership in changing global markets. reservations background to the TIME Also joining the team as director of corporate leadership, as well as in-depth revenue is Dushan Gunarathna, who knowledge of the region. brings e-commerce expertise and a solid His professional career has taken him

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around the world with Hyatt International, and to the UAE with Atlantis, Rosewood Abu Dhabi and Tamani Hotels & Resorts. He also has extensive experience in hotel pre-openings, launching high profile properties in key gateway destinations such as Seoul, Dubai and Abu Dhabi; as well as a track record in defining and implanting successful sales and marketing strategies for leading and upcoming brands. TIME Hotels continues on its ambitious growth path with a total of nine operational hotels, hotel apartments and residences and expects three additional hotels to be up and running in 2016 and their first TIME Express property to be opened in 2017.

Top Hotel November December 2015 Issue  

Top Hotel Middle East is a bi-monthly business journal for senior level hoteliers, hotel owners, hotel investors and investment companies, a...

Top Hotel November December 2015 Issue  

Top Hotel Middle East is a bi-monthly business journal for senior level hoteliers, hotel owners, hotel investors and investment companies, a...

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