Middle East and Africa hospitality company Rotana has exclusively revealed to WTM that it will be opening eight new properties across the Emirates and Africa in the next twelve months.

Abu-Dhabi based Rotana has announced that before the end of 2012, the hotel management group will: open Rotana’s first hotel in Bahrain; welcome guests to its hotel in Amman, Jordan – Rotana’s first in the country; launch a first hotel in Salalah, Oman; open its second hotel in Doha, Qatar; and expand its portfolio with four additional hotels in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE.

Commenting on the announcement, Selim El Zyr, president and chief executive officer for Rotana, said; “The last six months has seen the hospitality industry in the UAE registering positive growth. We see that momentum being sustained as general business conditions improve across the board, and we also see that trend being mirrored in the new destinations we have decided to open inaugural properties in – namely Jordan, Oman and Bahrain.

In the last few years, we have pinpointed several existing and new destinations that were ripe for expansion and we are proud to announce the continuation of our aggressive and strategic growth strategy with these imminent openings.”

UAE – Dubai
Al Ghurair Rayhaan by Rotana – Dubai -Opening Quarter 1 2012
Al Ghurair Rayhaan by Rotana is a 5-star property located in Deira, Dubai, offering 428 rooms and suites, designed with up-to-date technology and facilities catering to both business and leisure guests. The alcohol free Al Ghurair Rayhaan by Rotana offers a choice of dining venues, six meeting rooms and complete recreational areas including Bodylines Health and Fitness Club with the signature Zen the spa at Rotana and a swimming pool.

Al Ghurair Arjaan by Rotana – Dubai-Opening Quarter 1 2012
Al Ghurair Arjaan by Rotana is a deluxe hotel apartment is nestled in the heart of Dubai and is directly connected to the 5 star Al Ghurair Rayhaan by Rotana. It is located a few minutes’ drive from DubaiInternationalAirport and in close proximity to leading Shopping Malls. The hotel offers 193 hotel apartments, access to the meeting and dining venues and to Al Khor spacious ballroom of Al Ghurair Rayhaan by Rotana, Zen the spa at Rotana, Bodylines Leisure & Fitness Club with state-of-the-art gym, outdoor swimming pool and Kids pool.

Jordan
Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana –
Jordan – Opening Quarter 1 2012
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 400 suites, the property will be located in the heart of the new downtown, Abdali, which is the largest, single vacant plot in the centre of Amman spanning 35 hectares (350,000 square metres).

UAE – Abu Dhabi
Centro Capital Centre – Abu Dhabi - Opening Quarter 2 of 2012 
Situated within the Capital Centre development in Abu Dhabi, the hotel will offer 414 rooms and suites, the latest in-room technology, two meeting rooms and a well-equipped sizeable gym. Capital Centre will feature a commercial zone, a marina, outdoor cafés, retail, restaurants and premier residences, creating a business and lifestyle destination for residents and visitors alike.

Capital Centre Rotana – Abu Dhabi - Opening Quarter 3 of 2012
Situated within the Capital Centre development in Abu Dhabi, the hotel will offer 300 spacious rooms & suites, a wide variety of restaurants & state-of- the art fitness centre. Capital Centre will feature a commercial zone, a marina, bustling outdoor cafés, retail, restaurants and premier residences, creating a vibrant business and lifestyle destination for residents and visitors alike.

Oman
Salalah Rotana Resort & Spa – Oman - Opening Quarter 4 of 2012
Located in the coastal town of Salalah, in the sultanate of Oman, the 5-star Salalah Rotana Resort & Spa will offer 400 luxury rooms & suites, a wide choice of bars and restaurants, a health and fitness centre, a private beach and Zen the spa at Rotana.

Qatar
City Centre Rotana – Doha  - Opening Quarter 3 of 2012
Part of the City Centre Doha shopping complex, the 5-star City Centre Rotana in Doha will offer 400 luxurious modern rooms and suites, Club Rotana Executive floors, 5 Food & Beverage venues, a wide variety of meeting rooms in addition to a state-of-the-art Bodylines Health and Fitness Centre.

Bahrain
Majestic Arjaan by Rotana –
Bahrain  – Opening Quarter 4 2012
Consisting of five modern state-of-the art buildings, the x-star Majestic Arjaan Hotel by Rotana comprises 128 apartments which are meticulously designed. The hotel offers an array of Food & Beverage venues, as well as four meeting rooms, swimming pool, Gym and Health Club. 

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