Rotana eyes eight new MidEast hotels in 2013

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Rotana CEO and president Selim El Zyr.

Rotana CEO and president Selim El Zyr.

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
Doha,
Qatar
380 rooms

Majestic Arjaan by Rotana
Bahrain
119 rooms

Salalah Rotana Resort
Oman 
577 rooms

Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana
Abu Dhabi, UAE 
259 rooms

Tuscan Residences by Rotana & Monaco Residences by Rotana
Doha, Qatar
500 rooms

Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana
Amman, Jordan 
427 rooms

Hili Rayhaan by Rotana
Al Ain, UAE 
200 rooms

Karbala Rayhaan by Rotana
Karbala,
Iraq
200 rooms

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