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UAE's Rotana says to open 14 hotels before end-2016

Hotel management firm says it will make its debut next year in DR Congo with other openings across the Gulf region, Turkey

UAE's Rotana says to open 14 hotels before end-2016
The Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana. (For illustrative purposes only)

UAE-based Rotana Hotel Management Corporation is set to continue its ambitious expansion with the opening of 14 properties before the end of 2016.

Rotana said in a statement that it is further strengthening its presence in Turkey and Bahrain, while 2016 will also see the opening of the group's first property in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The hotels opening next year, which include four in Saudi Arabia, two in Qatar, one in Bahrain, and one in Abu Dhabi, will add 3,769 rooms to Rotana's existing 13,875-strong room count.

Omer Kaddouri, president & CEO of Rotana, said: "Rotana has a very robust development pipeline for 2016. By extending the Rotana brand into new cities while also reinforcing our market leadership in the Middle East, we have come closer to realising our ambitious vision of operating 100 hotels by 2020."

He added: "In particular, a breakthrough into Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo is a significant landmark for Rotana as this is a new territory for us in which we will be addressing the needs of a rapidly developing market."

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