Rotana announced its expansion plans in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the second edition of the Saudi Tourism Forum (STF). Held from 22 to 24 January 2024 at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre, the event provides Rotana with the ideal platform to engage with industry partners and stakeholders in the Saudi market.
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Rotana has announced its entry into Senegal with Les Zeniths Arjaan by Rotana. The 150-key property in Dakar will be launched under the Arjaan Hotel Apartments by Rotana brand and is expected to be completed by 2026.
Alain Aboukhater has been promoted to director of marketing and communications at Al Bandar Rotana & Al Bandar Arjaan by Rotana. Aboukhater joined Rotana in 2019 as an e-commerce executive, overseeing operations within the Al Bandar and Centro Sharjah cluster, later being promoted to marketing manager.
Guy Hutchinson is President & CEO of Rotana, one of the leading hotel management companies in the region with hotels across the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and Turkey. Hutchinson is responsible for developing and executing the strategic direction of Rotana and devising and implementing short- and long-term strategies to help the company realize its expansion plans. In addition, he provides executive oversight of all aspects of Rotana’s day-to-day operations.
Selim El Zyr steps out of his advisory role in Rotana to handle operations temporarily
Guy Hutchinson spent nine years at Rotana and will succeed the late Jochem-Jan Sleiffer
Former Accor SVP Eddy Tannous will report in to Guy Hutchinson, Rotana’s president and CEO
Rotana has announced the agreement signing for Pontus Rotana Resort & Spa Gonio, with one of the largest developers in Georgia, Pontus Capital. The luxury property located in the beach suburb of famous Batumi, is expected to open in 2026, catering to both business and leisure travellers.
• Memar Development & Investment is one of the companies paving the way for real estate development in the hospitality and entertainment sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. • The new hotels will add an impressive 618 keys to Rotana’s expansive portfolio across the Kingdom.
Rotana reinforces its commitment to reducing its impact on climate change. The group has implemented enhanced sustainable offerings across its properties in the UAE and beyond, as the region gets set to host the biggest climate change convention of the year, COP28, at Expo City Dubai in November 2023.
Rotana highlights its diverse collection of hotels and resorts at World Travel Market (WTM) London 2022. Taking place at the ExCeL London convention centre from 7th to 9th November, the event provides Rotana with the ideal platform for engagement with key stakeholders, partners and customers in the UK market.