Rotana holds annual conference on Yas Island

by Patrick Ryan | 06 Jun 2017

Rotana hosted its annual conference at Yas Island Rotana, Abu Dhabi. The three-day event saw management executives and general managers of Rotana properties bringing people up to speed on key developments as well as its future direction. “As the face of our brand, guest service professionals play a major role in shaping customer perceptions of

New corporate VP of sales for Rotana

by Patrick Ryan | 04 Jun 2017

Rotana has appointed Declan Hurley as its new corporate vice president of sales. He joins Rotana from The Ritz-Carlton, where he was vice president – international sales office for the Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific region. Guy Hutchinson, chief operating officer of Rotana, said: “Declan’s experience with international hotel chains across diverse geographic regions including

Rotana to open first Arjaan hotel in Iraq

by Patrick Ryan | 04 May 2017

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

Rotana signs agreement for five-star hotel

by Patrick Ryan | 28 Mar 2017

Rotana has signed an agreement for a new five-star hotel and serviced apartment project in Dubai, located in Sufouh Gardens on Sheikh Zayed Road.  Entitled Sabah Rotana, the 54-storey, 534-room property will be managed by Rotana on behalf of RSG International and is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2020. The agreement was signed

Rotana promotes Sam El Asmar to Corporate Vice President – Revenue & Distribution

by Patrick Ryan | 06 Mar 2017

Rotana has promoted Sam El Asmar to the position of corporate vice president – revenue and distribution. El Asmar was previously corporate director of revenue,  he joined Rotana in 2012 bringing with him 14 years of experience in hotel revenue management and distribution. COO of Rotana Guy Hutchinson said:“Sam has been instrumental in putting together a

Capital Centre Arjaan appoints executive housekeeper

by Patrick Ryan | 28 Feb 2017

Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana has appointed Sailesh Nagavenkatha as its new executive housekeeper.  Before this role, he was housekeeping manager at Hyatt Place Hotel, Dubai. “I am very excited to be given this opportunity to work with a well renowned brand like Arjaan,” he said. “I look forward to interacting with our long stay guests

Rotana opens its first African hotel

by Patrick Ryan | 23 Feb 2017

Rotana has opened its first hotel in Africa with the Kin Plaza Arjaan in Kinshasa,the Democratic Republic of Congo. The luxury five-star hotel has 101 rooms, studios and suites as well as three food and beverage outlets. Rotana president and CEO Omer Kaddouri said: “Rotana has been increasingly looking to markets in Africa to drive business growth and expansion,

Rotana to add 3,756 keys to its portfolio by 2017

by Sophia Soltani | 07 Nov 2016

In line with Rotana’s ambitious vision of operating 100 hotels by 2020, the group has  announced that it will open 16 new properties by 2017. The new line up of properties will include five new properties in the UAE, four in Saudi Arabia, two each in Turkey and Iraq, and the opening of Rotana’s first

Rotana to open five hotels under Centro brand in Saudi Arabia

by Sophia Soltani | 17 Oct 2016

Rotana Hotel Group will open five hotels under the Centro by Rotana brand in Saudi Arabia by the end of 2017, it was revealed by the group’s president and CEO. Omer Kaddouri announced the opening of Centro Shaheen Jeddah, the group’s first property to open under Centro by Rotana brand in Saudi Arabia. The planned

BNC Publishing unveils Meet your HOST 2016

by Sophia Soltani | 25 Sep 2016

BNC Publishing has released the 2016 edition of  its annual Meet your HOST, coffee-table book.   Equipped with Industry Insights from Hotel News ME’s 2016 survey, Meet your HOST 2016 is an essential tool for the next generation of hoteliers and a celebration of the hard work of those leading the industry currently. Meet your

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