More than 1,000 guest rooms will be added in the coming 12 months, totalling eight Copthorne properties in the region. Developments are currently under way in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and the UAE, adding to the two established popular Copthorne hotels currently operating in Dubai, and Al Jahra, Kuwait, and the recently opened Copthorne Doha.
The expansion of the Copthorne brand will start with the twin launch of Copthorne Al Salam and Copthorne Medina in the second quarter of 2012. Both are located in the heart of Medina, together offering 389 rooms and suites.
Copthorne Hotel Baranan in Sulaimania, Iraq, will open later this year in the tourist area of Sarchinar, with three restaurants, one bar, and six meeting rooms. It will offer 78 guest rooms and views of the Sarchinar mountains. The Copthorne Hotel & Spa Sulaimaniah, Iraq, will open in 2013 with 120 guest rooms.