With a new property opening in Bosnia & Herzegovina capital Sarajevo earlier this year, Guy Hutchinson, acting chief executive with Rotana Hotels & Resorts, here tells us about the company’s global ambitions.
Rotana is presenting its diverse collection of hotels at World Travel Market London. Taking place this week at ExCeL London convention, the event provides Rotana with an outstanding platform for engagement with key stakeholders, partners and customers in the UK market.
As Bosnia & Herzegovina’s first-ever branded hotel apartments, Bosmal Arjaan by Rotana introduces a new concept to the country. The hotel offers the most spacious rooms in Sarajevo and is located within the nation’s tallest residential tower.
Rotana has signed a hotel management agreement with Al Ibaa Company to operate a five-star property in Iraq’s capital of Baghdad.
Further expanding its footprint in the African market, Rotana has signed a hotel management agreement with Mullion Contractors to manage a new five-star hotel and hotel apartments in Nairobi.
Further strengthening its presence in Africa, Rotana has signed a hotel management agreement with Grandview Hotels and Resorts to manage a new five-star hotel in the Republic of Zambia.
Breaking Travel News catches up with Guy Hutchinson, chief operating officer at Rotana Hotels, to discover more about the six new openings the Abu Dhabi-based company has planned for 2019.
Rotana has announced a key promotion within its executive team, with Shaikha Al Nowais, previously director of internal audit with the Abu Dhabi-based hotel company, taking up the position of vice president, owner relationship management.
Omer Kaddouri assumed the position of president and chief executive of Rotana in January 2014, as part of an illustrious 20 years with the company during which he held several senior management positions, including a five-year tenure as chief operating officer.
The property is the first hotel project to be funded and developed in partnership with Al Diyar United Company, one of the leading real estate developers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Rotana has signed two new hotel management agreements to further strengthen the company’s presence in the home region and expand its footprint into Europe.