Rotana opens first Syrian beach resort

Rotana, voted Middle East’s Leading Hotel Brand at 2009 World Travel Awardshas just 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, including a luxury spa.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.

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.

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.”