Abu Dhabi / Emirates Business
Rotana , one of the leading hotel management companies in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Eastern Europe, has launched its newest property in Bahrain – the five-star hotel Downtown Rotana , which was inaugurated by H.E. Zayed R. Al Zayani, Bahrainâ€™s Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism on Sunday.
Rising amidst the traditional backdrops of the Manama â€˜suqâ€™ and modern vistas of the Kingdomâ€™s central business and financial districts, this 26-storey property is the third in the Rotana Group â€˜s Bahrain-based portfolio and 42nd in GCC, and offers stylish, 249 upscale rooms, complemented by a host of facilities catering to the growing needs of the modern business and leisure travellers looking to be at the centre of commerce, culture and entertainment.
Rotana has been a long-standing player in Bahrainâ€™s hospitality scenario and the launch of Downtown Rotana reaffirms this position. Speaking during the inaugural ceremony, Mr. Nasser Al Nowais, Chairman of Rotana Hotel Management Corporation , stated: â€œDowntown Rotana is our third presence in the country; we look forward to further strengthening our presence in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and are constantly striving to develop the local tourism sector.â€
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Omer Kaddouri, President and CEO of Rotana Hotel Management Corporation , said: â€œThe launch of Downtown Rotana is a significant milestone for us – one that falls perfectly in line with our wider expansion plans and growth strategy in the GCC and the region as a whole. With the opening of this new upscale hotel, our companyâ€™s inventory in the Kingdom has increased to more than 680 rooms.â€
Over the years, Rotana has been actively expanding and has a carefully planned pipeline of international developments in place. â€œThis year we are set to roll out at least 10 new properties across a number of key markets including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Turkey, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jordan and Iraq.â€