Rotana has marked a historic milestone as it completes 25 years of supporting tourism and hospitality growth in the Middle East. Founded in 1992, Rotana started its journey with the opening of Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi the following year - the first in a series of modern, sophisticated hotels launched by the group that would transform the face of the region’s hospitality industry.
Affirming its commitment to the growth and development of the tourism sector in Erbil and towards creating employment opportunities for Kurdish youth in the hospitality sector, Rotana has officially inaugurated the first hotel under its Arjaan hotel apartments brand in Iraq – Erbil Arjaan by Rotana.
Breaking Travel News talks to Omer Kaddouri, chief executive, Rotana Hotel Management, as the Dubai-based hotel company unveils its latest hotel, in Oman.
Breaking Travel News talks to Guy Hutchinson, chief operating officer, Rotana, at Arabian Travel Market. With the company celebrating its 25th anniversary, on course to open 100 hotels by 2020, and expanding into sub-Saharan Africa earlier this year, there is much to discuss.
Ayman Ashor, general manager at Arjaan by Rotana, speaks to Breaking Travel News about the property he leads and what it offers in the competitive hospitality market in Dubai.
Rotana will showcase its key upcoming properties at Arabian Travel Market, the region’s premier travel and tourism event which starts today. Rotana is preparing to open 17 new properties before the end of 2018, adding more than 4,500 keys to the company’s existing room count.
Rotana has signed an agreement with RSG International, a UAE-based conglomerate, for a new five star hotel and serviced apartment project in Dubai. The new property is set to be located in Sufouh Gardens on Sheikh Zayed Road.
Omar Kaddouri, chief executive of Rotana Hotels, talks to Breaking Travel News about the group’s first hotel in sub-Saharan Africa, the target of operating 100 hotels by 2020, and its continued growth in the United Arab Emirates.
The Rotana group features numerous brands in their portfolio, including the ‘value for money’ and some might say the business focused Centro hotels. Phil Blizzard, in Dubai, takes look at what the multi-award winning group has to offer with this category of hotels by visiting the Centro Barsha.
Rotana has announced plans to open seven new hotels in Dubai, four in the capital Abu Dhabi and one in Ras Al Khaimah by the end of 2020. Six of the upcoming properties will be five-star hotels, with the remaining properties comprising a mix of four and three-star hotels and hotel apartments.