“We are extremely pleased to be partnering with Melissa who has established herself as a leading Professional and is well on her way to being one of the top players in the world”, says Omer Kaddouri Chief Operating Officer for Rotana.
Voted one of the 50 Hottest Female Golfers of all time, Melissa was Europe’s top-ranked amateur when she turned Professional in 2007. She duly won the Rookie of the Year award on the Ladies European Tour in 2008 and has not looked back since. Last year she had her maiden tour victory and she is currently leading the European Order of Merit. She has already secured her place in Europe’s Solheim Cup team for their matches against the USA this September and is looking forward to playing alongside and against some of the greatest names in golf.
“I consider myself very lucky to be able to call Rotana hotels my second home and proud to associate myself with such a hotel brand that is expanding across the region. Customers all over the world will recognize the Rotana branding as I will be carrying it with me when playing internationally”, comments Melissa Reid.
Rotana are a fitting partner for Melissa, allowing her to get valuable training on some great facilities during the winter months. “A stop off at Amwaj Rotana, Jumeira Beach Dubai, on the way to the first events of the year in Australia proved to be the perfect preparation to put me on top of the rankings going into the rest of the season” says Reid.
As a regional hotel chain, we are interested in promoting our destinations and properties, especially in the United Arab Emirates, to golfing enthusiasts. Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah, where Rotana manages 28 properties, offer some of the best golf courses in the world and the association with Melissa will certainly help us promote that”, concludes Kaddouri.