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UAE’s Rotana plans to open new Saudi hotel in 2014

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November 11, 2013

UAE’s Rotana plans to open new Saudi hotel in 2014

Rotana Riyadh (Source http://www.ramcc.com/media/centro-hotel-detail.php)Rotana, the UAE-based hotel group, has announced plans to open a new property in Saudi Arabia in the first quarter of next year.

The Rosh Rayhaan by Rotana will feature 236 rooms and suites, complemented by health club, ballroom, meeting centres and four restaurants offering a choice of Arabic and international cuisines and will be located in Riyadh.

Rosh Rayhaan by Rotana will be Rotana’s second hotel in the Gulf kingdom, having opened its first hotel in Makkah.

Selim El Zyr, president and CEO of Rotana, said: “The Saudi hospitality sector continues to enjoy robust growth based on religious tourism, which currently constitutes 75 percent of all passenger traffic in the kingdom.

“It is in this prospering economic climate that we are confidently implementing our expansion plans with a commitment to giving Saudi youth the opportunity to play their part in the development of the national economy in general and the hospitality sector in particular, by providing them with training and career development within a working environment that stimulates the culture of creativity, innovation and excellence.”

Rotana said its expansion plans will add more than 4,100 new hotel rooms and suites to the country’s inventory, and will create more than 1,500 jobs for Saudi youth in various departments within its hotels.

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Source Arabian Business, http://www.arabianbusiness.com/uae-s-rotana-plans-open-new-saudi-hotel-in-q1-2014-525557.html#.UoBVwpT4jCp

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