City Centre Rotana Doha Welcomed Avid Readers Through Its Doors

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Published March 13th, 2018 - 06:00 GMT
Caramel Lobby Lounge, the luxury 5-star hotel’s gourmet coffee-shop, offered guests the perfect place to network and dialog.
Caramel Lobby Lounge, the luxury 5-star hotel’s gourmet coffee-shop, offered guests the perfect place to network and dialog.

In keeping up with the tradition of offering newness every time customers visit this iconic place, City Centre Rotana Doha played host to two of Qatar’s prominent bloggers – Lemon & Mint and Oneshotlatt, who organized a free community book swap.

The event brought book lovers together to swap books and meet like-minded people in an amicable environment. It was a huge success from the word go with the right mix of folks coming together. These bloggers made sure that their social media antics worked in sync before & after the event to entice as many attendees as possible.

Caramel Lobby Lounge, the luxury 5-star hotel’s gourmet coffee-shop, offered guests the perfect place to network and dialog. This vibrant and airy place provided book swap attendees with the most poised location to meet fellow bibliophiles and discover new titles & recommendations.

Commenting on the event, one of the attendees, Yousef Rustom, said, “I’ve had a great time, I enjoyed meeting other readers with whom I shared thoughts and lighter moments. I am quite fascinated with this whole idea of book swap so that knowledge and great read can be disseminated and appreciated by others as well in the most collective manner. I congratulate the team behind this entire exercise and would really be keen to be a part of many more such unique arrangements in the future.”

The august event also saw in attendance Jean Bayaborda from community group Qatar Book Fairies. Jean is part of a worldwide social endeavor, The Book Fairies, who encourage others to give their used books a new lease of life by passing them on to others or by leaving them in unusual places for others to find.

After having received wide accolades from the attendees alike, elated Sena Catak - Director of Marketing & CommunicationsCity Centre Rotana Doha, said, “We strive to offer innovative events and experiences that enable everyone from Qatar’s diverse community to connect. We’re proud that Caramel Lobby Lounge gave Qatar’s book lovers what it needed the most – a convivial setting to enjoy each other’s company and get together for a noble cause of sharing books and disseminating knowledge. Going ahead, we look forward to hosting more of such community events and offer something fresh every time our estimated patrons visit us.”

Background Information

Rotana Hotel Management Corporation

Rotana was founded in 1992, by a partnership between two visionary thinkers, Nasser Al Nowais and Selim El Zyr, who were joined three years later by Nael Hashweh and Imad Elias.

Operating as Rotana, it opened its first property in Abu Dhabi in 1993 and is today one of the leading hotel management companies within the Middle East and North Africa.

Rotana is a company offering the best of both worlds. A unique understanding of the culture and communities of the Middle East combined with the collective expertise of an executive team contributing over 35 years of international experience in the service industry.

Rotana aggressive expansion plans have seen the company grow from 2 properties in 1993 to a total of 70 by 2014. With several further properties planned for opening and new projects in the pipeline confirming the company's intention to have a Rotana managed property in all the major cities throughout the Middle East and North Africa within the next five years. 

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