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Rotana progresses 2020 vision with 15 openings in the year ahead

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Rotana Hotels and Resorts, one of the leading hospitality management groups in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Eastern Europe is set to continue its ambitious expansion with the opening of 15 properties across the remainder of this year and 2016.
With flourishing development being made in its growth strategy, Rotana is further strengthening 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–strong room count across its global property portfolio.


Omer Kaddouri, President & CEO of Rotana comments: "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."

In particular, a breakthrough into Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is a significant landmark for Rotana as this is a new territory for us in which we will be addressing the needs of a rapidly developing market. We are confident that the hotel will offer world class standards in hospitality and we look forward to expanding our offering for travellers across Africa." The next 15 impressive properties to be managed by Rotana are as follows:
Dalga Residences by Rotana, Istanbul, Turkey – Opening Q4 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.

Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana, Abu Dhabi - Opening Q4 2015

Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana is Rotana’s 14th property in Abu Dhabi. A part of the group’s ‘Arjaan Hotel Apartments’ brand, the property will feature 259 studio rooms and suites, two dining outlets, recreation and fitness facilities including a swimming pool – ideal for business travellers and families alike.Located 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport in the Capital Centre development, guests will be able to enjoy all the benefits of the surrounding conveniences including shops, restaurants and vibrant café culture.

City Centre Rotana, Doha, Qatar – Opening Q4, 2015

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 Q4 2015

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 – Opening Q1 2016

Located on the popular 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, Kinshasa, The Democratic Republic of the Congo – Opening Q1 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 – 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 unrivalled 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 Q1 2016

Vazo Residences by Rotana, located in 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 and 24-hour in room dining service.

Capital Centre Rotana, Abu Dhabi, UAE - Opening Q2 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 and massage room, guests will benefit from a range of exceptional facilities.

Erbil Arjaan by Rotana, Iraq – Opening Q3 2016

Characterised by modern architecture and state-of-the-art facilities, Erbil Arjaan by Rotana will cater to both long-term guests and business travelers. 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 Q3 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 a variety of class leisure facilities.

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