Being with the company since its very inception as general manager of Beach Rotana in Abu Dhabi, Omer Kaddouri, president and CEO of Rotana, has watched the company grow to become one of the most successful regional player in the hospitality industry and Mahak Mannan speaks to him about the achievements over the years and
New luxury resort reports an influx of tourists and residents during soft opening. Since the opening of Saadiyat Rotana Resorts & Villas in Abu Dhabi mid-March earlier this year, the property has announced that it has welcomed more than 25,000 guests through its doors. With an average occupancy of 55% during the summer so far,
The only thing constant on the menu of Gusto Italian Restaurant at Al Bandar Rotana, is fresh produce, with the menu offerings changing every three days based on fresh ingredients and we spoke to Fortunato Leocata, chef de cuisine, Gusto Italian Restaurant, Al Bandar, about the Italian venue. “Freshness and seasonality are the hallmarks of true
Rotana has announced the inauguration of new global sales offices in Paris, Milan, and Amsterdam. These will complement the company’s existing offices in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Kuwait, Germany, India, Russia, the UAE, and UK, to help support Rotana’s expansion plans and drive business from these key markets. Declan Hurley, Rotana corporate vice president, sales, said:
Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana, Abu Dhabi has appointed Munawar Ali as the new director of sales. In this role, Ali will entail organising and directing all sales efforts towards achieving objectives and revenue goals for the property. He will be in charge of developing the core strategy and budgets while ensuring productivity and quality
The company has added the ninth tallest residential building in the world, Cayan Tower, and the second tallest residential tower in the Balkans region, Bosmal Arjaan by Rotana, to its portfolio. Rotana has signed two new hotel management agreements to further strengthen the company’s presence in the home region and expand its footprint into Europe.
The property has appointed Imad Akil as its new general manager, leading a team of over 100 individuals at the hotel. Having begun his hospitality career in the front office at Jeddah Hilton and Qasr Al Sharq Waldorf Astoria in Saudi Arabia, Akil joined Rotana Hotels in 2008 for the pre-opening of Amwaj Rotana Jumeirah
In his new role, Ibrahim Addam will oversee the provision of first-class hospitality at Rotana’s most recent luxury property in Al Ain. Managing the day-to-day running of Hili Rayhaan by Rotana, Ibrahim’s extensive scope of responsibilities cover all aspects of the hotel’s general operations, including recruitment, procurement, strategy and owner relationship for the 254-room property.
Strengthening its global presence, Rotana announced the signing of a new management agreement in Cairo at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2018. The agreement for a new 200-room five-star property will bring the company’s total inventory in the country to 726 keys. The company currently operates 16,161 keys across its 60 hotels in 23 cities and
Pearl Rotana has opened in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).