With the brand celebrating its quarter century in 2017 and moving towards its goal of operating 100 hotels by 2020, there is much to discuss with Omer Kaddouri, chief executive of Rotana Hotels. Taking a minute at World Travel Market in London, he also tells Breaking Travel News about the expansion in Africa and the growing importance of Saudi Arabia as a tourism destination.
Making a clean sweep of 19 awards at the Middle East Gala Ceremony of the World Travel Awards 2017, along with securing the coveted Middle East’s Leading Hotel Brand title for the 11th year in a row, Rotana has firmly consolidated its leadership position in the region’s tourism and hospitality sector.
Ursula Chidiac, general manager, Kin Plaza Arjaan by Rotana, speaks to Breaking Travel News about the property, what it brings to African hospitality, and how winning at the World Travel Awards will bolster its reputation among potential guests.
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.