Breaking Travel News talks to Omer Kaddouri, president, Rotana at World Travel Market 2016. Rotana is making strong headway with its ambitious vision of operating 100 hotels by 2020. Here Kaddouri discusses the group’s robust development pipeline in 2017 and shares details regarding a number of new openings in the year to come.
Towers Rotana Dubai, the leading four-star hotel located on the city’s prominent Sheikh Zayed Road, has completed a comprehensive renovation and reconstruction of its forty new luxurious apartments, reports Phil Blizzard from Dubai. Guests choosing to stay a longer term in Dubai can now stay in the newly exhilarating and chic urban furnished hotel apartments with all the advantages of hotel living.
With Rotana working to bolster its position in the Middle East as it continues to develop further afield, Breaking Travel News’ editor Chris O’Toole here sits down with chief executive Omer Kaddour to discuss the current director of the brand. Also on the agenda is Rotana’s plan to grow the number of properties it operates to 100 by 2020.
Mohamad Haj Hassan, Area Vice President—Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Sudan - Al Marwa Rayhaan by Rotana
Rotana has its footprint in one of the Middle East’s most promising emerging markets with the opening of its second property in Iraq in Karbala. The Karbala Rayhaan by Rotana is the first five-star hotel to open in Karbala, one of the country’s largest tourist cities, which annually attracts more than 12 million visitors.
Omer Kaddouri, chief operating officer, Rotana Hotels, speaks to Breaking Travel News at World Travel Market 2013 at Excel, London.
Rotana has announced it is moving forward with its development plans of the Saadiyat Rotana Resort, a luxurious five-star hotel set to open in 2015 on Saadiyat Beach, a nine-kilometer stretch of pristine white sand on Saadiyat island. Commenting on this announcement, Nasser Al Nowais, chairman, Rotana, said: “We are delighted to announce that the opening date of the five-star Saadiyat Rotana Resort will be in 2015 – the same year when the highly anticipated Louvre Abu Dhabi museum is set to open on the island.”
The Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi has introduces a new service for travellers, providing complimentary Wi-Fi in the limousines operated by the hotel. Guests of the renowned five-star hotel will now be able to go online while enjoying the comfort of the limousines.
Hotel giant Rotana has opened its first property in Bahrain, Majestic Arjaan by Rotana. The new property is conveniently located in the Busaiteen district on the island of Muharraq, only a few minutes from the city of Manama.
Abu Dhabi based Rotana, the leading hospitality management company in the Middle East & Africa, is continuing its Middle East expansion with three new hotels, set to open in the next six months. This expansion will take Rotana into both Bahrain and Jordan and will see the opening of Rotana’s second hotel in Iraq.
Rotana has launched a brand new mobile app which enables browsing and booking on the go, catering to the rapidly expanding number of guests using smartphones to explore available hospitality options. The Rotana Mobile App allows potential guests instant access to 44 operating Rotana hotels across 26 cities in the Middle East and Africa.
Rotana has announced the opening of its fifth Centro by Rotana property in the UAE, Centro Capital Centre in Abu Dhabi, as it continues a concerted push into the mid-tier market across the Middle East and Africa.