Rotana pips Starwood as largest operator in Dubai
Launch of Al Ghurair hotels with 620 key brings Dubai portfolio to 15
Rotana has opened the Al Ghurair Rayhaan & Al Ghurair Arjaan hotels in Deira, Dubai, taking the company’s total number of properties in the emirate to 15.
With the two new openings, Rotana overtakes Starwood as the operator with the largest number of hotels in the emirate. Read more about this here.
The two new hotels will add 620 rooms to Rotana’s Dubai portfolio, its largest ever room inventory in a single project, with 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 3795.
"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,” said Rotana executive vice president and chief operating officer Omer Kaddouri.
The Al Ghurair Arjaan Hotel takes Rotana’s portfolio of Arjaan residential properties to ten in total, with eight in the UAE and two more Arjaan properties in the wider Middle East.
The two hotels feature four food and beverage venues including an international all day dining restaurant as well as offering a spa comprising 8 treatment rooms, separate male and female services and a steam sauna.