UAE-based smart and green facilities management (FM) company Farnek said it has secured six hospitality contracts in the one to three years range valued at AED7.56 million.

These include key properties such as the five-star Fairmont Dubai hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road, the three-star 230-room Revier Hotel, situated in Business Bay, the four-star S Hotel in Al Barsha and the deluxe Sonder – JBR Suites, on the Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence.

In addition, it also secured two restaurant contracts, The Mood Rooftop Lounge in The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba and the Cloud Lounge in the Studio One Hotel in Dubai Media City, said the statement from Farnek.

In total, over 65 staff have been mobilised to manage a range of services from cleaning, housekeeping, security as well as mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) maintenance, it added.

Director of Business Development Khaldun Aburok said: "To secure these contracts, some of which are for three years, we not only offered a broad-based proposition, which was commercially competitive. We also demonstrated a high degree of technical training, development and professionalism, offering a well-trained and cost-effective, tech-savvy workforce."

Due to the onset of the pandemic, the hospitality industry has had to fully comply with all government and public health directives, to ensure that their guests experience a safe, healthy and comfortable stay, as well as protecting the wellbeing of their own staff.

And earlier this year, Farnek achieved GBAC Star accreditation for its head office facility in Dubai, the first FM facility to be accredited by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA, the global cleaning industry trade association, in the Middle East.

Through that certification, Farnek has established an internationally recognised cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention programme that minimises risks associated with infectious agents like the novel coronavirus. This illustrates that we employ appropriate cleaning protocols, disinfection techniques, and work practices to combat biohazards and infectious disease.

"To maintain those standards training is essential and the Farnek training centre comes complete with a fully fitted elevator, bathroom, kitchen, lobby, and a staircase," said Aburok.

"The walls and the floor are partially covered in a variety of materials such as carpet, rubber, linoleum, slate, marble, wood and ceramic tiles, enabling our staff to be fully trained on every surface they could potentially come into contact with," stated the top official.

In terms of maintenance, Farnek’s MEP training centre is equipped with a variety of typical assets including split unit a/c’s, distribution boards, pumps and associated systems, in order to maintain best practice and identify new approaches to generating efficiencies, he added.

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