By Andy Sambidge
Alcohol free luxury Al Ghurair Rayhaan, Al Ghurair Arjaan to be part of Al Ghurair expansion
Rotana, the hotel management company in the Middle East and Africa, announced on Wednesday it would open two new properties in Dubai in the third quarter of 2012.
The five-star Al Ghurair Rayhaan by Rotana and the deluxe hotel apartments Al Ghurair Arjaan by Rotana will be part of the new expansion of Al Ghurair Centre, it said in a statement.
With the opening of both hotels, Rotana will be adding 621 new rooms to Dubai's hotel room inventory, it added.
The Al Ghurair Rayhaan will be the company's third property in the UAE to operate under its alcohol-free brand.
In February, the hotel group announced plans to open another five-star alcohol free property in Al Ain in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.
The Hili Rayhaan by Rotana Hotel is slated to open in first quarter of 2013, as part of Wahat Hili Project, Al Ain's retail and hospitality complex located in Hili district.
"We are excited about the upcoming opening of our 15th Rotana property in Dubai which we are certain will meet the demands of guests seeking contemporary accommodation, convenience and paramount comfort," said Omer Kaddouri, Rotana's executive vice president and chief operating officer.
"The total number of rooms managed by Rotana in the UAE confirms Rotana's strong dedication in delivering premium hospitality and services, and the ultimate choice for a complete accommodation experience."
Al Ghurair Centre is a mixed use development project in Deira offering shopping, residential apartments and offices and close to tourist attractions such as the Deira Creek, Gold Souk and the traditional Spice Market.