Rotana, one of the major hotel management firms in the region with hotels across the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and turkey, has announced the official opening of the Bosmal Arjaan, the first Hotel in Bosnia and Herzegovina, to underline the scope of its ambitious international expansion plans.
The new property provides 132 fully serviced one, two and three bedroom deluxe hotel apartments, a stylish restaurant, two conference rooms and a state of the art fitness and wellness center with gym, sauna, Turkish bath and various therapy facilities, strategically situated within Sarajevo's Bosmal City Centre. Each room has a fully equipped kitchen, contemporary facilities and the recent in room technology, complemented with the outstanding hospitality and service norms of Rotana.
Bosmal Arjaan by Rotana is presenting the nation with a new idea as Bosnia and Herzegovina's first ever brand hotel apartments. The hotel in Sarajevo is situated inside the highest housing tower in the country and provides the largest rooms. Located in the center of town near the biggest shopping mall of Al Thani Companies Group L.L.C., it is just a short drive from the major attractions including the Old Town, and the renowned Vrelo Bosne Park at the foot of Mount Igman. Bosmal Arjaan von Rotana has been intended for modern travelers, who love contemporary life, and is ideal for both business and recreational visitors.
Guy Hutchinson, acting CEO of Rotana, comments on the opening: "The opening of Bosmal Arjaan by Rotana supports the diversification of Sarayevo's hotel products by providing this magnificent city with new types of accommodation. Rotana is proud to support the prosperous tourism sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina. We are pleased to contribute to the development of this dynamic market through our engagement, training and local talent policies, to bring our distinguished and personal touch to an outstanding guest experience”.
"We are delighted to be partnering with Rotana to managing this exceptionally new property in the heart of Sarajevo," said Assaad Assaad, CFO, Al Thani Companies Group LL.C. He continues further, the reputation of Rotana for its quality hotel management has made it a natural choice for us to introduce Bosnia and Herzegovina to this exciting new concept and we look forward to working together closely to provide our guests with a home-from-home experience which will help further improve the location of the city amongst the tourists.
Sarajevo is also renowned as one of the most rapidly expanding business centers in the region and has a reputation as a tourist destination. In 2018, the city attracted over half a million visitors, an increase of 18.8% year-on-year. A majority of them travelled from GCC, Turkey, Croatia, China, Germany, Slovenia, Serbia, USA, and Italy, with nearly 90 percent of them staying on hotels. Sarajevo, the city of the Turkish Ottoman Empire is home to great and wealthy architecture and has a rich history. Visitors can explore an abundance of shops, museums, and food spots, together with the famous Sebilj fresh-water fountain.
"It is a pleasure to launch this wonderful hotel in the heart of Sarajevo, one of the most charming destinations in the Balkans," said Marko Korica, General Manager Bosmal Arjaan by Rotana. Our team is keen to welcome people from all over the world and to guarantee a pleasant and memorable stay in this vibrant town. We look forward to providing on Rotana's commitment to our guests ' moment as one of the best accommodation options in Bosnia and Herzegovina."
1992, in Abu Dhabi, Rotana opened its first building. Since then, the firm has extended to handle a portfolio of 113 hotels in 13 nations; including 46 hotels are still under development. More than 12,000 people work daily to deliver world-class hospitality to guests staying in the 18,000 rooms managed under Rotana’s diverse portfolio of brands.