Rotana has announced it is opening its first hotel in Iraq under its Arjaan hotel apartments banner.
The Erbil Arjaan has 168 fully serviced hotel apartments.
Nasser Al Nowais, Chairman of Rotana, said: “The inauguration of the new hotel reinforces our strategic partnership with Malia Group which began nearly six years ago with the opening of the five-star Erbil Rotana, which has since managed to attract more than half a million guests with an annual average occupancy rate of 70%, indicating the region’s tourism potential.
“Rotana is committed to contributing to the development of the tourism and hospitality sector in Erbil, and the opening of Erbil Arjaan by Rotana marks a new chapter in our efforts in this direction. We thank all Rotana colleagues who worked hard to make this project a reality.”
The city of Erbil was chosen as the destination to launch the concept based on Rotana’s continued success with its properties in Iraq which also include the five-star Erbil Rotana and Karbala Rayhaan by Rotana.
Headquartered in Beirut, Malia Group’s other investments in the hospitality sector include the Erbil Rotana hotel, Magma Square in Sulaimani, Kurdistan, and Natour Development in Enfeh, Lebanon.