Newly appointed chief executive Omer Kaddouri is continuing his residency with Rotana’s aggressive expansion plans, which are reflected in the development of six new properties, totalling over 1,400 rooms, due to open in 2014.
Expanding its global presence, Rotana is not only opening new hotels but expanding into new countries with the opening of the hotel group’s first properties in Oman, Afghanistan and Turkey.
With a vision of 100 hotels by 2020, Rotana is making strong headway towards reaching this target.
Kaddouri commented: “The extension of the Rotana brand into new markets represents a key milestone and important achievement for the group.
“With a carefully considered international development strategy in place, we are constantly looking for growth opportunities and both Afghanistan and Turkey presented opportunities for Rotana to extend our award-winning hospitality offering.
In particular, a breakthrough into Turkey is a significant landmark for Rotana as this is a new territory in which we will be introducing the values that are essential in making us the leading hotel management company in the Middle East.”
Salalah Rotana Resort, Oman
Salalah Rotana Resort features 399 stunning rooms and suites that are beautifully built around lagoons, water features and manmade canals.
The upscale hotel’s Arabesque architecture features a series of clusters surrounding the main building, which houses major public facilities and amenities.
Scheduled to be inaugurated in March 2014, Salalah Rotana Resort features a wide variety of food and beverage venues including a lobby lounge café, an all-day dining, a specialty restaurant, beach restaurant and pool bar.
This is in addition to meeting rooms, a business centre, Bodylines health and fitness club, a large outdoor pool, massage services, Zen the spa at Rotana, and a kids’ club.
Hili Rayhaan by Rotana, Al Ain, UAE
Extending the Rayhaan brand further, on the February 15th 2014 Rotana opened its latest alcohol free property, Hili Rayhaan by Rotana in Al Ain, coined the garden city of UAE. Located 20 minutes from Al Ain International Airport and an hour’s drive from Dubai, Hili Rayhaan by Rotana is ideal for leisure and business travellers.
Surrounded by beautiful heritage and archaeological sites, this stunning new additional boasts 254 rooms and suites all outfitted with the latest modern conveniences and contemporary facilities.
Burgu Kule Arjaan by Rotana & Tango Kule Arjaan by Rotana, Istanbul, Turkey
The Burgu Kule Arjaan by Rotana, which is divided into two towers, will have a total of 222 rooms and share a host of sleekly designed facilities such as the lobby, café, business centre, restaurant, health club and indoor pool, outdoor pool and landscaped areas, as well as five to six meeting and conference rooms.
The Tango Kule Arjaan by Rotana will boast a further 188 contemporary rooms and suites.
Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana, Amman, Jordan
Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana is a modern property designed with up-to-date technology and facilities catering to both long-term guests and families alike.
Featuring 400 suites, the property will be located in the heart of the new downtown, Abdali, which is the largest, single vacant plot in the centre of Amman spanning 35 hectares (350,000 square metres).
Silk Arjaan by Rotana, Kabul, Afghanistan
Silk Arjaan by Rotana is Rotana’s first property to open in the city of Kabul, Afghanistan.
Located in the heart of the capital and only a short drive from the International Airport, it is suitable for business travellers. Silk Arjaan by Rotana boasts 121 luxurious rooms and suites, two dining outlets and 24 hour room service, business centre outfitted with five fully equipped meeting rooms, high-speed complimentary Wi-Fi and ballroom, state-of-the-art Bodylines Fitness Centre and swimming pool.
Rosh Rayhaan by Rotana, Saudi Arabia
Located on the popular Olaya Street, in the heart of Riyadh, Rosh Rayhaan by Rotana is just a short drive from Riyadh Airport and in close proximity to the shopping districts of the city.
Complete with 236 modern rooms and suites, business centre, fitness facilities and a choice of four dining outlets including a speciality restaurant, Rosh Rayhaan by Rotana is set to be a sought after resort for business travellers.