Rotana Opens Al Bandar Rotana and Al Bandar Arjaan at Dubai Creek

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Published February 21st, 2018 - 12:20 GMT
A standard room at Al Bandar Rotana elegantly designed with a range of modern luxuries, and situated on a prime waterside location on Baniyas Road.
A standard room at Al Bandar Rotana elegantly designed with a range of modern luxuries, and situated on a prime waterside location on Baniyas Road.

Making a significant addition to the UAE’s tourism and hospitality offering, Rotana, one of the leading hotel management companies in the region with hotels across the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, has announced the soft opening of two stunning hotels in Dubai, the five-star Al Bandar Rotana, and a fully-furnished serviced apartments, Al Bandar Arjaan by Rotana, at Dubai Creek.

Elegantly designed with a range of modern luxuries, and situated on a prime waterside location on Baniyas Road, the new properties offer stunning and expansive views of the creek, which passes through the heart of Dubai, and Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.

Away from traffic and in close proximity to major attractions and landmarks in the city, including Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Trade Centre, Al Bandar Rotana and Al Bandar Arjaan by Rotana, which perfectly blend luxury and comfort, and feature state-of-the-art meeting and conference facilities and dining lounges, make an ideal destination for both business and leisure travellers.

“Dubai has been one of the best-performing markets for Rotana, where we have a strong presence with an existing inventory of eleven hotels, and several under development which will give us an additional 3,168 rooms in the city. With its forward-looking economy and continued infrastructure investments, combined with its appealing luxury, retail and tourism offerings, the emirate continues to be a magnet for both business and leisure travellers. The emirate has seen a steady growth in the number of visitors and in 2017 alone it welcomed 15.8 million travellers.  With the opening of Al Bandar Rotana and Al Bandar Arjaan by Rotana, we have reached a new milestone in our growth journey and the properties, situated in a prime location in Dubai, have further cemented our leading position in the hospitality industry,” said David Prince, Area Vice President.

Hussein Hachem, an accomplished hotelier with more than 35 years of experience, is at the helm of the two new hotels. Regarded as one of Rotana’s most experienced and awarded general managers, he has held various roles at a number of the company’s hotels during his 25-year-long tenure.

“Al Bandar Rotana and Al Bandar Arjaan by Rotana are set to redefine Dubai Creek living, where the emirate started off its magnificent journey. With their closeness to major heritage and tourist attractions, including Dubai Festival City, Dubai Museum, Gold Souk, Al Seef and Rise at Dubai Creek Harbour, the hotels make a natural choice for travellers exploring the city and also the ideal place for business travellers looking for convenience and five-star facilities in the heart of the city. Our team has put in time and effort to ensure the properties meet Rotana’s benchmarks and carry on its legacy by introducing unique design and technology-driven accommodation solutions for an unmatched guest experience,” said Hussein Hachem, General Manager, Al Bandar Rotana and Al Bandar Arjaan by Rotana.

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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