UAE’s Farnek unveils hotel management company to expand its services

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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UAE-based leading smart and green facilities management (FM) company Farnek has expanded its hospitality sector into an all-encompassing hotel management organization under the leadership of famous international hotelier Mr. Walter Knight.

Mr. Knight was responsible for structuring and developing Farnek’s fledgling hospitality division earlier this year. Farnek started by offering a wide range of outsourced and third-party services, including concierge services, housekeeping, property operations, maintenance, energy consultancy (POMEC).

Furthermore, the company can now expand its services to include all areas of hotel and resort administration, from initial consulting to day-to-day operations, under the trade name Farnek Hotel Management.

Walter Knight
Walter Knight
Director of Hospitality

“Originally, we were aiming for a service offering, which not only embraced traditionally outsourced FM and manpower services but also managing revenue-driven services, such as central reservation offices and associated sales services. Now with our hotel management license, we can approach hotel developers, investors, owners, and management companies direct with a full suite of services including consultancy, management, outsourcing, and manpower services proposition.”

Mr. Markus Oberlin, CEO Farnek said, “Our strategy was to create an unrivaled 360-degree market proposition for the hotel sector, and we have now achieved that. Moreover, we also have some exciting smart products in development that will be launched very soon, complementing and interfacing with existing property management systems.”

“This gives Farnek a very clear competitive edge, in an industry that will see major changes in the way hotels are managed and operated, with the advent of artificial intelligence, sustainability, human capital development, and the digitization of asset management over the years to come,” Mr. Oberlin added.

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