Centro Jeddah. Centro Jeddah.

Rotana is set to open its first hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the Centro Shaheen Jeddah, featuring 252 rooms and studios.

Bookings are open from August 1 2016 for the new Centro Shaheen Jeddah, which will be located on Madinah Road, 20 minutes from King Abdulaziz International Airport.

Rotana area vice president, Mohammad Haj Hassan said: “We are bringing to Jeddah and Saudi Arabia a new concept, one that provides business and leisure travellers with style and comfort but at very affordable rates. This opening will be another example of Rotana’s strategic plan to spread our brand and standards around the Kingdom and across the region.”

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“It is very exciting to see Rotana entering such a prominent presence in this city that serves as the gateway to Makkah and Al Madinah, besides its status as a business and trade hub and as a time-out destination,” he added.

Centro Shaheen Jeddah is just one of 18 hotels Rotana will open regionally before the end of 2017, with six opening in Saudi Arabia.