Andrea Bojkovska Joins Hotel Tim’s Project ‘Support for local artists’
We are undoubtedly living and working in difficult circumstances at this time, and we want to do what we can to support people working in the arts. Now more than ever we need to increase our social bonds and let people know that we appreciate the work they do.
Having this in mind, we would like to present you the latest artist that joins Hotel Tim’s project ‘Support for Local Artists’ – Andrea Bojkovska.
Read her short bio …
Andrea Bojkovska is illustrator from Macedonia, based in Slovenia.
Her approach is conceptual, with integrated intellectual components. Her work’s purpose is to draw attention, make you stop and think. Her job is to find the best and smartest visual solutions to the challenges of her clients’ assignments.
She decided to chase her dream and become a freelance illustrator in the end of 2019, right before the start of the pandemic, along her job in architecture (her educational background).
She was awarded on several contests and her work was part of several exhibitions (Win Music Freedom poster – 3rd place, Create Eight Art Challenge – 2nd place, Ilustrofest – Belgrade, PDP Conference – Novi Sad)
Her work fits in different fields but mostly where conceptual work is needed – editorial, publishing and advertising.
Nina Simovska Joins Hotel Tim’s Project ‘Support for local artists’
We are happy to announce that as part of our project ‘Support for local artists’, we are extending our art selection with one more local artist Nina Simovska.
Read her short story…
Since 2008, “Just Because” art studio has been experimenting and developing new art styles and processes. The artist behind the story is Nina Simovska, a conceptual designer with a Bachelor degree focused in History of Art and Archeology from the University “Ss.Cyril and Methodius”, Skopje. She finds inspiration in everyday life, always striving towards learning new skills and experimenting with new styles that match her personal artistic expression.
With more than 5 solo-exhibitions and multiple collaborations with other artists, Nina is one of the uprising young artists that is developing her distinctive and unique style throughout the years. Her last exhibition was focused on her personal growth as a digital artist, experimenting with new technologies and implementing her style in the new form of digital illustrations.
COVID-19 Measures: Your Health, Safety And Well-being
At Hotel Tim’s, the safety and well-being of our guests and staff is a top priority.
We have taken the following protocols in a response to recent travel restrictions and official health advice. By implementing these protocols, we welcome you with a clean and safe environment, as “the new normal”.
Public Spaces Protocols
Public spaces (lobby, restaurant, front desk, elevator, bathrooms, hallways) are frequently and regularly cleaned and disinfected
Public spaces, restaurants, guest rooms are frequently ventilated
Disinfectant hand sanitizers are placed everywhere in the public area, lobby, front desk, restaurant
Limitation of the number of guests per elevator ride to allow safe physical distancing
Placement of sensor dispensers with paper towels in public bathrooms and suspending the use of hand dryers
Everyone is required to wear face mask, our guests and our staff. Face mask is allowed not to be worn while eating or drinking in the restaurant while keeping a safe physical distancing
Clear protective barriers are placed on the front desk to prevent droplet infection between guests and staff
Breakfast is served a la carte, as individual portion per person instead of the usual buffet breakfast.
Breakfast is served in the room, or in the restaurant by maintaining a social distance, according to the covid-19 protocols for social distancing.
Tables and seats in the public areas and restaurant are sanitized after each guest.
Hotel Guests, Guest Rooms, Guest Amenities Protocols
We undergo temperature check to everyone entering the hotel
Room keys, guest amenities, and other items are disinfected before being handed to guests.
For all guest rooms, the furniture, doors and door knobs, windows, bathroom, lighting switches and any high-touch points are cleaned and sanitized regularly.
Guests collaboration is also essential. If a guest experiences fewer, cough, difficult breathing or feels unwell is required to inform us.
The kitchen staff follow strict food preparation and cooking hygiene standards and wear masks to enhance food safety.
Hotel staff will refrain from coming to work when their temperature is above 37.5℃ or they are feeling unwell in any way.
It is obligatory that the hotel staff wear face mask (KN-95 or N-95)
Since the situation is still developing, it is difficult to anticipate how things may yet become. We will continue to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely and we will apply updates to the measures following the recommended procedures and protocols.
We love art and we support the local artists from our community. We care for our local artists because our life gets better with them around. Local artists add more than just pretty pictures to our community. They have the passion for making it a better place to live, through their artwork. Artists bring cultural diversity, they provide entertainment, add value by attracting people to gathering spots, they expose culture, contribute to a positive mood and bring new ideas to people.
That is why Hotel Tim’s decided to use artwork to decorate its rooms and gave the possibility to its guests to buy digital prints of the exposed artwork.
The reasons why you should buy an artwork and support the local artists are:
It stimulates creativity and good mood
Makes the perfect authentic gift for birthday, wedding or housewarming
Has cultural significance
We are honoured to present you the first two artists that beautify Hotel Tim’s rooms. Please read their short biography
Marija Smilevska is a painter, visual artist and graphic designer, and always experimenting with new means of making images and experiences. Born and based in Skopje, North Macedonia, she graduated at The Faculty of Fine Arts in Skopje. She draws, paints, and uses the computer mouse to create a variety of digital art for herself and others. She had solo exhibitions in Skopje and participated in local and international group exhibitions, multimedia performances, research projects and public interventions. She is a researcher in various forms of art, and have an ability to transport the viewer to a new reality, intuitively, she seek emotions for artistic and social impact.
By playing with colors, shapes, textures, urban and human figures, she creates new realities and imaginary worlds, reinterpretations of the world around us. Through the mysterious figurative forms positioned in imaginary environments, her visual art invites the viewer to communicate with the inner world.
Gjorgje Jovanovik has taken part in multiple projects that focus on the issues of integration and disintegration of contemporary man. He run several solo exhibitions in N.Macedonia and abroad including: : Chocolate Drops, Gallery Hoast, ( Vienna 2018 ), Radio Free Skopje, Internet radio project, (CAC Gallery, Skopje, 2015), Invention for You Wonderful People!, (Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, 2014), The Confession of a Cake Monster, (Studio Golobrdo, Rovinj, 2013), Fragmented Archive of the Art is from the Country in Transition, (MC Gallery, NewYork, 2010), It’s Complicated, (GalleryCentrum, Graz, 2010), etc*.
For his practice, he has been awarded with the award for young visual artist “Denes” in 2009, the award for video at the international festival Alternative Film/Video in Belgrade in 2009 and the award of the 10 Biennial of Young Artist organised by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje in 2013.
As stated on their web site BIG SEE is the newest, latest and most exiting emerging platform under the BIG umbrella. SEE stands for Southeast Europe. And it brings together 19 countries and 340 million people in what they feel, claim and exclaim is the most compelling, most creative region in the world. BIG brings together individuals, institutions and companies to explore and celebrate everything this dynamic region has to offer. BigSEE Interior Design Awards recognise and expose excellence in interior design from Southeast Europe.
Biro60b is the company responsible for the design of Hotel Tim’s and Tim Inzenering as constructor of the building.
We invited Elena Pazardjievska Ristovska, the main architect from Biro60b to tell us about the design details they incorporated in Hotel Tim’s architecture.
The design approach focuses on integration of different types of carefully chosen materials, textures and color pallets. Wooden decors, marble tables, large mirrors and custom-designed furniture along with ample space and light create a sense of modern luxury. This classical though contemporary design concept aims to emphasize the openness and the clarity of spaces creating charming atmospheres and unique experiences. Energy efficiency as one of the main design points resulted in redesign the facades and installation of solar panels and smart eco-friendly systems inside the building. White mesh cladding and golden details on the south facade hide the predominant post-modern curved shape and allow the sun to play with its shadows along the day while glowing translucently at night.
Elena Pazardjievska Ristovska
Not only the hotel is BigSEE Interior Design Award Winner 2021, it is also nominated for the Grand Prix Award in the hospitality category.
As the new year approaches, it is time to say goodbye to the year full of uncertainty, anxiety and fear, but also a year full of emotions. We are leaving 2020 behind and starting a new chapter in our story with a renovated hotel that will include transformed guest experience.
Hotel Tim’s story starts back in 1999 as one of the first private hotels in Skopje, welcoming guests in flat sized apartments. Last year was a complete re-imagination of the property, reflecting the vision of family owners.
The renovation project, which began in November 2019, has covered the hotel’s welcome zone, restaurant, conference rooms as well as all guestrooms.
The modern and elegant guest rooms now include fresh new décor with minimalistic design and stylish furniture. The newly renovated guest rooms feature space for personal storage, kitchenettes and cozy seating areas. Each guest room includes a 43’’ TVs, soundproof doors and windows, safety deposit box, coffee and tea preparation sets. For more details about the guest rooms visit this link.
The hotel also offers a brand-new dining experience at the restaurant, serving a breakfast buffet in the morning, switching to a business café in the afternoon and evening.
The redesign of Tim’s conference room was also part of the project. The new conference room offers seats for up to 45 persons. Additional meeting room for up to 10 persons offers quiet place as a working environment or room for confidential and personalized meetings. For more details about the Tim’s meeting rooms visit this link.
To meet the highest standards in hospitality, we have to make continual improvements to the hotel – and the new conceptual design will meet the needs of modern travelers for many years to come. Great things await at Hotel Tim’s. Find out for yourself by booking your stay today. To showcase the beautiful hotel, guests are welcome to book a room with the hotel’s online rate, offering a great discount.