Rotana, the leading hotel management company in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Eastern Europe, will add 3,360 rooms to its existing 12,607–strong room count across the region, with a robust development pipeline headlined by 12 new properties, some of which will open before the year end.
President and CEO, Omer Kaddouri, shared Rotana’s international expansion plans, spotlighting the company’s growing presence in countries like Jordan, Turkey and Bahrain – which will soon welcome Rotana’s highly-anticipated five-star property– ART Rotana.
With a stand-out vision of operating 100 hotels by 2020, Rotana has implemented an aggressive development strategy, starting with the opening of the properties listed below. The new properties will also create a substantial number of employment opportunities and Rotana plans to hire more than 10,500 individuals across the next five years to operate the hotels.
Kaddouri comments, “The extension of the Rotana brand into new markets such as Turkey and Jordan represents a key milestone and important achievement for the group. With a carefully considered international development strategy in place, we are constantly looking for high growth opportunities and both these markets offered exciting prospects for us to extend our award-winning hospitality offering.”
He added: “In particular, a breakthrough into Turkey is a significant achievement for Rotana as it a crucial territory to penetrate for us to solidify our standing as the leading hotel management company in the region.”
The development pipeline includes the following 12 impressive properties managed by Rotana:
Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana, Amman, Jordan - Opening Q4 2014
Expanding into new territory, Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana is a modern property designed with up-to-date technology and facilities catering to both long-term guests and families alike. Featuring 391 suites, the property is located in the heart of the new downtown, Abdali, which is the largest, single vacant plot in the centre of Aman spanning 35 hectares (350,000 square metres).
Sedra Residences by Rotana, Qatar - Opening Q4 2014
Surrounded by the warm waters of the Arabian Gulf, The Residences, a new brand from Rotana, has very recently opened the doors of its latest property, Sedra Residences by Rotana in Doha. Ideal for guests looking for long stays and permanent residency, this property has been designed to reflect home life. Sedra Residences by Rotana boasts 250 rooms and suites, ranging from studios to three bedroom apartments, each with their own kitchens and access to 24-hour maintenance, 24-hour security team and complimentary housekeeping. For the leisure, guests can also take advantage of the Bodylines Leisure and Fitness Club and outdoor swimming pool.
ART Rotana, Bahrain – Opening Q4 2014
Rotana’s latest five-star property is set to redefine the coast of Bahrain by the end of the year with its stunning architecture. Developed with leisure, corporate guests and families in mind, ART Rotana will boast 311 luxurious rooms and suites, extensive banqueting and conference facilities, a private beach, three swimming pools and a children’s waterpark. With eight first-class dining outlets to choose from, as well as 24-hour in room dining service, guests will be spoilt for choice.
Banader Rotana, Bahrain - Opening Q2 2015
Alongside the highly anticipated opening of ART Rotana, this will be the third property managed by Rotana in Manama, Bahrain. The impressive five-star hotel will offer 251 rooms, as well as a number of high-level furnished apartments, suites and entertainment facilities. Guests will have a choice of four dining outlets, each with their own signature cuisine.
Burgu Arjaan by Rotana, Istanbul, Turkey - Opening Q2 2015
Located on Turkey’s longest coastal lane, Burgu Arjaan by Rotana, which is divided into two towers, will have a total of 222 hotel apartments complete with sleekly designed leisure facilities such as the lobby, café, business centre, restaurant, health club, indoor pool, outdoor pool and landscaped areas, as well as five to six meeting and conference rooms. Moments away from the airport and in close proximity to the local shopping malls, Burgu Arjaan by Rotana is the ideal choice for holidaymakers as well as business travellers.
Tango Arjaan by Rotana, Istanbul, Turkey - Opening Q2 2015
Tango Arjaan by Rotana, also located on Turkey’s longest coastal lane from Fener to Tuzla, will boast 188 hotel apartments suitable for long-term guests and families alike. With a choice of two restaurants, a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, state-of-the-art Bodylines Fitness Centre, and four meeting rooms, the property is a great base for those visiting the increasingly popular capital city for business or pleasure.
City Centre Rotana, Doha, Qatar - Opening Q2 2015
Connected to the City Centre Doha shopping complex, a stone’s throw from the city’s business district, Rotana’s second Qatari property is set to boast 287 luxurious rooms and suites as well as 94 serviced apartments. Business travellers will also be able to benefit from the hotel’s state-of-the-art meetings and conference facilities, five dining outlets, 24-hour in room dining service and Bodylines Fitness Centre.
Centro Doha, Qatar - Opening Q2 2015
Keeping in line with its namesake, Centro Doha is located in the heart of Doha’s business district. The first of the four-star Centro brand, managed by Rotana, to launch in Doha, the hotel will be complete with 229 rooms, four dining outlets and two meeting rooms. Centro Doha will be a contemporary-designed property offering economical comfort and affordable premium accommodation and hospitality which the Centro brand is best known for.
Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana, Abu Dhabi - Opening Q2 2015
Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana is Rotana’s 14th property in Abu Dhabi. Featuring 259 studio rooms and suites, two dining outlets, recreation and fitness facilities including a swimming pool, Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana is ideal for both leisure and business travellers. Located 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport in the Capital Centre development, guests will be able to enjoy all the benefits of the surrounding conveniences including shops, restaurants and vibrant café culture.
Rosh Rayhaan by Rotana, Saudi Arabia - Opening Q2 2015
Located on the popular Olaya Street, in the heart of Riyadh, Rosh Rayhaan by Rotana is just a short drive from Riyadh Airport and in close proximity to the shopping districts of the city. Complete with 236 modern rooms and suites, business centre, fitness facilities and a choice of four dining outlets including a speciality restaurant, Rosh Rayhaan by Rotana is set to be a sought after property for business travellers.
Capital Centre Rotana, Abu Dhabi, UAE - Opening Q3 2015
Capital Centre Rotana, which is set to open in Q3 2015, aims to serve both business and leisure travellers with 315 luxurious rooms, four dining outlets, swimming pool, Bodylines Fitness Centre, sauna, steam rooms and massage treatment rooms, guests are guaranteed a relaxing stay.
Amman Rotana, Jordan - Opening Q3 2015
Rotana’s second Jordanian property has been designed with up-to-date technology and first-class facilities that will provide its guests with unrivalled comfort and five-star Arabian hospitality. As part of the newly built complex in Al Abdali, a short 20 minute drive from the International Airport, this hotel will feature 412 contemporary rooms and suites, six dining outlets, private swimming pool and fitness facilities as well as fully equipped meeting rooms, ideal for business travellers.