Rotana to create 10,500 hotel jobs over five years

Ambitious growth plans spearheaded by 12 hotels already in pipeline

Rotana president and CEO Omer Kaddouri
Rotana president and CEO Omer Kaddouri

Hotel operator Rotana is planning to hire more than 10,500 people across the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Eastern Europe over the next five years as it builds towards its target of 100 hotels by 2020.

The Abu Dhabi-based company currently has 12,607 rooms already operational, and a firm pipeline of 12 new properties will add a further 3,360 rooms.

Three of these new hotels are set to open by the end of this year: Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana, Amman, Jordan; Sedra Residences by Rotana, Qatar; and ART Rotana, Bahrain.

“The extension of the Rotana brand into new markets such as Turkey and Jordan represents a key milestone and important achievement for the group,” said Rotana president and CEO Omer Kaddouri

“With a carefully considered international development strategy in place, we are constantly looking for high growth opportunities and both these markets offered exciting prospects for us to extend our award-winning hospitality offering.

“In particular, a breakthrough into Turkey is a significant achievement for Rotana as it a crucial territory to penetrate for us to solidify our standing as the leading hotel management company in the region.”

In the second quarter of 2015, Rotana will open the following properties: Banader Rotana, Bahrain; Burgu Arjaan by Rotana, Istanbul, Turkey; Tango Arjaan by Rotana, Istanbul, Turkey; City Centre Rotana, Doha, Qatar; Centro Doha, Qatar; Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana, Abu Dhabi; and Rosh Rayhaan by Rotana, Saudi Arabia.

In the third quarter it will open Capital Centre Rotana, Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Amman Rotana, Jordan.

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