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.
Rotana has announced a key addition to its executive team, with Tom Stevens appointed as area general manager for Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Tanzania, and Democratic Republic of Congo.
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.
Making its first foray into the European side of Istanbul, Rotana has opened two new hotels, Centro WestSide and WestSide Arjaan by Rotana. Both properties are in partnership with Mar Yapı, one of Turkey’s innovative real estate development companies.
Recognised by voters as the Middle East’s Leading Luxury Hotel Apartments at the World Travel Awards, Ayman Ashor, general manager at the Arjaan by Rotana Dubai Media City, tells Breaking Travel News how it feels to walk away with the prestigious trophy.