Abu Dhabi-based hotelier Rotana is on track to open eight properties in the Middle East in 2013, according to pipeline data obtained by Hotelier Middle East.
Openings span Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, UAE, Jordan and Iraq and comprise 2,662 rooms in total.
The company currently operates 46 hotels, with a further 39 signed properties in the pipeline.
Rotana CEO and president Selim El Zyr told Hotelier Middle East that the company is targeting 100 hotels over coming years.
The group’s expansion is expected to create thousands of jobs, with staff numbers to increase from currently 10,800 to more than 17,000, El Zyr said.
The hotels are as follows:
City Centre Rotana
Majestic Arjaan by Rotana
Salalah Rotana Resort
Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tuscan Residences by Rotana & Monaco Residences by Rotana
Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana
Hili Rayhaan by Rotana
Al Ain, UAE
Karbala Rayhaan by Rotana