ROTANA THE LARGEST OPERATOR IN DUBAI with opening of AL GHURAIR RAYHAAN & AL GHURAIR ARJAAN BY ROTANA
620 rooms added to Dubai portfolio; largest ever room inventory in a single project
Abu Dhabi, January 8, 2012 - Rotana, the leading hotel management company in the Middle East and Africa, announced the official opening of Al Ghurair Rayhaan & Al Ghurair Arjaan by Rotana in the heart of Deira, one of Dubai’s busiest tourism and commercial districts, taking the company’s total number of properties in Dubai to 15 - the highest of any operator in the city.
The two new hotels also represent Rotana’s largest ever room inventory in a single project and will add 620 rooms to Rotana’s Dubai portfolio – 428 rooms at Al Ghurair Rayhaan by Rotana and 192 apartments at Al Ghurair Arjaan by Rotana - bringing its total room inventory in the emirate to 3,795, its most significant in a single city within Rotana’s extensive portfolio.
Omer Kaddouri, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Rotana, said the two hotels answer the needs of the luxury hospitality market in Deira with two highly sought-after product offerings.
“Many guests seek to reflect their cultural values in their choice of hotel accommodation and Rayhaan by Rotana offers these guests the opportunity to stay in a world-class hotel that respects the culture and beliefs of this region,” said Kaddouri. "Prior to launching the Rayhaan by Rotana brand in 2010, our market research indicated the category’s huge potential due to its inherent appeal and popularity in the Middle East and that has been confirmed by more than 1,800 rooms already operating under the Rayhaan by Rotana brand. With the opening of the Al Ghurair property, Rotana now operates four Rayhaan hotels – three in the UAE and one in Saudi Arabia in Makkah.”
The Al Ghurair Arjaan Hotel takes Rotana’s portfolio of Arjaan residential properties to ten in total – eight in the UAE, with two more Arjaan properties in the wider Middle East. “Arjaan by Rotana combines Rotana’s service excellence and deep knowledge of the Middle East market in a first-class residential hospitality product. Arjaan Hotel Apartments are designed to close the gap between hotel and home,” Kaddouri said.
The two hotels feature four food and beverage venues that offer dining choices to satisfy every taste and mood, including an international all day dining restaurant Liwan; Buzz Deli Café for a quick bite, the Yasmine Lounge and the signature Persian restaurant Shayan.
The hotels are also the first in Dubai to include the company’s award-winning Zen the spa by Rotana concept. The spa comprises 8 treatment rooms, separate male and female services and a steam sauna. A trained team of therapists offer a wide treatment menu, including massage treatments, body treatments, facial treatments as well as foot and hand treatments, using high quality product lines that incorporate indigenous ingredients like damask rose and frankincense.
“Al Ghurair Rayhaan and Al Ghurair Arjaan, through their superior product offering, will further boost the luxury hospitality options available to guests looking to stay in Deira,” said Mark McCarthy, General Manager. “Al Ghurair Rayhaan & Al Ghurair Arjaan by Rotana enjoy excellent connectivity, being just minutes away from Dubai Airport and one of Dubai Metro’s largest stations – Union – which offers access to the city’s two metro lines.”
“With Dubai becoming one of the main global destinations for shopping, the two new hotels are uniquely positioned to provide our guests with a convenient and enhanced leisure experience as they form part of the ongoing expansion of the adjoining Al Ghurair Shopping Center that will enhance the mall’s current portfolio of 200 shops and services to 350 in 2013,” he added.
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Rotana currently manages a portfolio of over 70 properties throughout the Middle East and Africa with an aggressive expansion plan in place. Rotana has chosen to acknowledge how precious time is by making all time spent in their range of hotels ‘Treasured Time’. This means Rotana has pledged to understand and meet the individual needs of all guests. In so doing, Rotana has evolved its product brands to include, Rotana Hotels & Resorts, Centro Hotels by Rotana, Rayhaan Hotels & Resorts by Rotana and Arjaan Hotel Apartments by Rotana. Treasured Time.The Rotana promise to you.
Further information on any Rotana property, its brands or reservations can be obtained by visiting rotana.com or by contacting one of the regional sales offices.