Rotana Opens its Landmark Property in Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq
New hotel marks another successful step forward for the brand’s expansion in the region
January 10, 2011- Erbil, Iraq - Rotana, the leading hotel management company in the Middle East and Africa, proudly announced the opening of its first property in Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq, the landmark 5-star hotel, Erbil Rotana.
Erbil Rotana’s strategic location in close proximity to the Ministries district and the Erbil International Exhibition Fair Ground, along with its luxurious accommodation, wide variety of restaurants and meeting facilities makes the hotel the ideal choice for the business traveler. Commenting on the opening, Mr. Thomas Touma, General Manager of Erbil Rotana, said, “Owned by Malia Group and managed by Rotana, Erbil Rotana is built on a premium 20,000 m² plot of land strategically located next to the prestigious English Village and less than a ten minutes drive from Erbil International Airport. My team and I are extremely proud to introduce Rotana’s 5-star hospitality to Erbil and have been working hard to ensure all areas involved in the opening of this property are perfectly operational in time for its launch.” He added, "With Erbil Rotana now open, the brand marks another successful step forward in its expansion in the region.”
This new property by Rotana offers all the comfort and refinement of a genuine, business-oriented five-star establishment, complemented by elegant dining and leisure facilities. Modern and refined interiors are reflected in each of the 201 well-appointed rooms and suites while the conference and banquet facilities represent a new milestone for the city of Erbil.
Occupying a total area of 1200 m², facilities include a ballroom that can accommodate up to 800 people and three fully-equipped and flexible conference and banquet venues designed to host all types of events including conferences, small meetings, gala dinners and weddings.
Erbil Rotana provides business travelers with efficient business support services while giving them ample opportunity to wind down and relax, with the hotel offering state-of-the-art leisure facilities including a Bodylines Fitness Centre, Jacuzzi, steam rooms, sauna, outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pool and massage treatment rooms.
With six restaurants and lounges, guests are also able to experience a choice of dining options including Italian, Lebanese and International cuisines. “Our aim is to provide our local guests and visitors from abroad with some exceptional dining experiences. Our chefs are keen on starting this new journey and introducing Rotana’s culinary experience to Erbil,” said Touma.
Touma concluded, “Whether travelling for business, hosting a wedding, gala celebration or enjoying authentic culinary delights, Erbil Rotana is set to be the destination of choice for a quality experience in Erbil.”
Rotana currently manages a portfolio of over 70 properties throughout the Middle East & Africa with an aggressive expansion plan in place. At Rotana, we have chosen to acknowledge how precious time is to you by making all time spent with us, Treasured Time. This means that we pledge to understand and meet the individual needs of all our guests. In so doing, we have evolved our product brands to include, Rotana Hotels & Resorts, Centro Hotels by Rotana, Rayhaan Hotels & Resorts by Rotana and Arjaan Hotel Apartments by Rotana. Treasured Time. Our promise to you.
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