MEA hotel company Rotana has announced it will open eight hotels across the UAE and Africa in the next year. The Abu Dhabi-based hotel chain is to open its first hotels in Bahrain, Jordan and Salalah in Oman next year as well as its second in Qatar, Doha. It will also open four hotels in Dubai and its home emirate including one in Deira and two properties in Abu Dhabi’s Capital Centre district.
“The last six months has seen the hospitality industry in the UAE registering positive growth. We see that momentum being sustained as general business conditions improve across the board, and we also see thattrend being mirrored in the new destinations we have decided to open inaugural properties in – namely Jordan, Oman and Bahrain,” said Selim El Zyr, presidentand CEO for Rotana.
“In the last few years, we have pinpointed several existingand new destinations that were ripe for expansion and we are proud to announcethe continuation of our aggressive and strategic growth strategy with theseimminent openings”.
The hotel chain is also gearing up for a boost to itsEgyptian properties after leisure business was seen to pick up in recent weeks.”We are working very hard to bring Sharm El Sheikh back to its glory days as aleading tourist destination within the region. The UK is one of our primemarkets and we are placing a lot of emphasis on developing this market furtherand this is why we will be exhibiting amongst a large number of internationaland high profile companies”, said Karim Nahas, general manager of the GrandRotana Resort & Spa, Sharm El Sheikh.