Rotana opens first Syrian Beach Resort Hotel

Rotana, the leading hotel management company in the Middle East, has now opened the Afamia Rotana Resort in the historic city of Latakia, on Syria’s Mediterranean coast. Located on a sandy peninsula, two kilometres from Latakia city centre, the new five-star Afamia Rotana Resort brings a new level of comfort and a host of leisure activities to the city.

The Afamia Rotana Resort is within easy distance of Syria’s historical sites including Ugarit Canaaite, the seaport, crusaders forts, castles and ancient Roman vestiges.


Rotana is currently offering special introductory rates from approximately £75* per room, per night, including complimentary breakfast.



The hotel is situated on a private golden sand beach with beautiful marina views.  There are two swimming pools, massage rooms, a tennis court and a children’s playground club.


Guests can relax on Latakia’s spectacular peninsula, in one of the hotel’s 14 stylish beach cabins. The resort also has a state-of-the-art Bodylines health & fitness centre with the latest in cardio and strength equipment as well as a temperature controlled indoor swimming pool, steam room and sauna.


The Afamia Rotana Resort offers guests a range of food and beverage venues including Al Manara - an all-day dining restaurant serving authentic cuisine from around the world, Moodz - a luxurious lounge bar, Aquarius - a pool side bar offering cocktails and light snacks, Café Blue - serving tea, coffee and light snacks and Breeze - a beach terrace with drinks and shisha pipes.


Commenting on the successful development of the new hotel, Mr. Imad Elias, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Rotana said, “We are very proud to be managing this landmark property, our first five-star resort to open in Syria. The Afamia Rotana Resort team, headed by General Manager Safwan Khayat, has been working hand in hand with the owner and Rotana Corporate Office to ensure all areas of the opening are perfected.”


The resort offers meeting and event facilities to host annual conferences and seminars. From one day meetings to extended seminars, the resort’s acclaimed individualised service, attention to detail and superior accommodation will ensure a meeting experience that is flawless, productive and unforgettable.