Rotana Crowned ‘Best Business Hotel Chain in the Middle East’ for Second Consecutive Year
Underlining its hospitality credentials on the international stage, Rotana, one of the leading hotel management companies in the region with hotels across the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Turkey, has claimed the coveted title of ‘Best Business Hotel Chain in the Middle East’ for the second year running at the Business Traveller Awards 2019 in the United Kingdom.
The prestigious award was accepted on behalf of the company by Rotana’s Acting CEO Guy Hutchinson in London. Globally renowned as an industry benchmark for excellence, the Business Traveller Awards are voted for by readers of the respected UK magazine and recognise the achievements and high standards set by the world’s leading hotels, airports and airlines.
Commenting on the significance of the award, Guy Hutchinson said: “We are delighted to accept the prestigious ‘Best Business Hotel Chain in the Middle East’ award for the second year in a row. To receive this honour is particularly gratifying as it is based on the opinions of the public, reflecting our deep-rooted commitment to ensuring guest satisfaction across our diverse portfolio of brands. I would like to thank all of our guests, team members, and stakeholders for contributing to our enduring success. This award will serve as further inspiration as we continue to explore fresh avenues to enhance our offerings and fulfil the Rotana promise of creating treasured time for our guests around the world.”
Rotana currently operates 68 properties in 25 cities across 14 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Turkey. These offer a combined total of 18,018 rooms across several distinct brands, which cater to the needs of all types of travellers. The company’s pipeline will see a total of 12 new properties before the end of 2020 in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Jordan, and Iraq. Saudi Arabia continues to remain a key focus for Rotana’s expansion plans, with a further three hotels set to open in the Kingdom during the coming months.
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.