TIME Hotel Management is set to launch its first hotel in Qatar, TIME Rako, a four-star, 102 key property located in the Al Wakra district of Doha. Due to open its doors in Q2 2017, TIME Rako - which means relaxation or enjoyment in Japanese - features over 102 rooms and suites, in a first-of-its-kind four-star product for Qatar's mid-range market. The hotel will recreate a serene, calming environment in contrast to the hustle and bustle of its city center location. Mohamed Awadalla, CEO, TIME Hotels, said: "With TIME Rako Hotel we have created a hospitality experience that will rival Qatar's flagship properties, but with a fresh, friendly and contemporary approach to hospitality. The hotel is fully equipped with everything the modern traveler requires and whether guests are staying with us for business or leisure - our value-based market proposition will be highly attractive." The opening is part of a huge expansion program, with the company set to extend its footprint to Ajman and Fujairah in the UAE, followed by Saudi Arabia, before the end of Q4 2018. According to a report from Colliers International, the supply of internationally branded midscale and economy rooms in Doha is expected to reach 1,600 by 2020. The hotel is located 20 minutes from central Doha and only 15 minutes from Doha International Airport. Positioned to meet the requirements of business, leisure, MICE and family travelers, the property offers rooms and suites of various configurations, with three equipped for guests with special needs. The hotel offers guests a 24-hour fitness and leisure center with a variety of spa treatments, and a 24-hour all-day dining restaurant with a capacity of 90 covers, where guests can select from deli, buffet and � la carte options. There is also a specialty seafood restaurant with outdoor terrace and open-style kitchen, a signature wood burning oven and a fresh fish display, with capacity for 84 covers and both indoor and outdoor seating options.