Rotana Hotels is set to continue its ambitious expansion plans with the opening of 14 properties before the end of 2016. Rotana is set to further strength its presence in Turkey and Bahrain, whilst 2016 will also see the opening of the group’s first property in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, marking Rotana’s increasing footprint in Africa. The hotels add 3,769 rooms to Rotana’s existing 13,875 room count across its global property portfolio.
Omer Kaddouri, president and CEO of Rotana said: “Rotana has a very robust development pipeline for 2016. By extending the Rotana brand into new cities while also reinforcing our market leadership in the Middle East, we have come closer to realising our ambitious vision of operating 100 hotels by 2020. With a carefully considered international development strategy in place, we are constantly looking for growth opportunities and all of these markets presented opportunities for Rotana to extend our award-winning hospitality offering.”
The next 14 properties to be managed by Rotana are as follows:
Dalga Residences by Rotana, Istanbul, Turkey – Opening December 2015
Dalga Residences by Rotana is the first property to open under the group’s “Residences” brand in Turkey. Ideal for guests looking for long stays and permanent residency, this property has been designed to reflect home life. Dalga Residences by Rotana boasts 138 rooms and suites, ranging from studios to three bedroom apartments, each with their own kitchen and access to 24-hour maintenance, 24-hour security team and complimentary housekeeping.
City Centre Rotana, Doha, Qatar – Opening Q1, 2016
Rotana’s second property in Qatar’s capital, the five-star City Centre Rotana Doha will welcome guests to a an elegant 400-room property complete with contemporary rooms and suites, as well as state-of-the-art meetings and banqueting facilities, Bodylines Fitness & Wellness Club and an exciting collection of restaurants. Nestled in the heart of the newly developed West Bay, guests are in close proximity for shopping and exploring local sites.
Downtown Rotana, Manama, Bahrain – Opening Q1 2016
Alongside Majestic Arjaan by Rotana and the recently opened ART Rotana, Downtown Rotana will be the third property managed by Rotana in Manama, Bahrain. The impressive five-star hotel will offer 248 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.
Rosh Rayhaan by Rotana, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Opening Q1 2016
Located on the popular Al 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 specialty restaurant, Rosh Rayhaan by Rotana is set to become a sought-after property for business travellers.
Centro Shaheen, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – Opening Q1 2016
Set in the heart of Jeddah, Centro Shaheen is located just minutes from high-end malls, national embassies and business districts – making it an ideal base for business and leisure travellers visiting Jeddah. The hotel features 252 rooms and studios in addition to Bodylines Fitness & Wellness Club, outdoor swimming pool, treatment rooms, sauna and steam rooms.
Kinshasa Arjaan by Rotana, The Democratic Republic of the Congo – Opening Q3 2016
Expanding into new territory, Kinshasa Arjaan will be the first of Rotana’s properties to open in The Democratic Republic of the Congo: one of Africa’s largest urban areas. Developed with corporate guests and families in mind, the hotel will boast 101 fully-furnished hotel apartments, four outstanding dining venues, Bodylines Fitness & Wellness Club in addition to five fully-equipped meeting rooms.
Centro Capital, Doha, Qatar– Opening Q1 2016
Keeping in line with its namesake, Centro Capital 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. A contemporary and well-appointed property, Centro Capital Doha will offer affordable accommodation and hospitality which the Centro brand is best known for.
Amman Rotana, Jordan – Opening Q1 2016
The second Jordanian property from Rotana has been designed with up-to-date technology and first-class facilities that will provide its guests with unrivaled 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.
Vazo Residences by Rotana, Istanbul, Turkey – Opening Q2 2016
Vazo Residences by Rotana, located on the Asian side of Istanbul, will feature 134 spacious apartments divided across three towers, ranging from studios to four-bedroom apartments which are ample in space and offer exceptional facilities.
Centro Waha, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Opening Q2 2016
With its central location on Al Olaya Street, a stone’s throw from the city’s business district, Centro Waha will feature 290 spacious rooms and studios. Business travellers will also 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 & Wellness Club.
Capital Centre Rotana, Abu Dhabi, UAE – Opening Q3 2016
Capital Centre Rotana, which is set to open in Q2 2016, aims to serve both business and leisure travellers. With 315 luxurious rooms, four dining outlets, swimming pool, Bodylines Fitness & Wellness Club, sauna, steam rooms and massage room, guests will benefit from a range of exceptional facilities.
Erbil Arjaan by Rotana, Iraq – Opening Q4 2016
Characterised by modern architecture and state-of-the-art facilities, Erbil Arjaan by Rotana will cater to both long-term guests and business travellers. The property will feature 154 fully-furnished hotel apartments, two outstanding restaurants and five-fully equipped meeting rooms. Moments away from the airport and in close proximity to the local shopping malls, Erbil Arjaan by Rotana is ideally located.
Sulaymaniyah Rotana, Iraq – Opening Q4 2016
Sulaymaniyah Rotana is conveniently located in the bustling centre of Sulaymaniyah city. Complete with 240 modern rooms and suites, business centre, fitness facilities, five meeting rooms and a choice of four dining outlets including a speciality restaurant, Sulaymaniyah Rotana will provide premium hospitality and impeccable service.
Centro Olaya, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Opening Q3 2016
Located in the heart of Riyadh, within close proximity to major shopping malls and business districts, Centro Olaya is a prominent address for long-term business travellers and families alike. Designed with comfort and style in mind, the four-star hotel will offer 156 rooms and studios in addition to a variety of world-class leisure facilities.