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, Bahrain’s Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism on Sunday.
Rising amidst the traditional backdrops of the Manama ‘suq’ and modern vistas of the Kingdom’s central business and financial districts, this 26-storey property is the third in the Rotana Group ‘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 Bahrain’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: “Downtown 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.”
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Omer Kaddouri, President and CEO of Rotana Hotel Management Corporation , said: “The 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 company’s inventory in the Kingdom has increased to more than 680 rooms.”
Over the years, Rotana has been actively expanding and has a carefully planned pipeline of international developments in place. “This 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.”