General manager, Pearl Rotana Abu Dhabi, Karim Nahas

Karim Nahas

Rotana Hotel Management has appointed Karim Nahas as the general manager of Pearl Rotana Abu Dhabi, which will be opening its doors in the heart of Capital Centre – Abu Dhabi in early March.

Nahas assumes his new position with almost 30 years of regional hospitality experience. In his capacity, he will oversee the launch of the hotel, as well as management functions, hotel operations and strategies.

Prior to joining Pearl Rotana Abu Dhabi, he served as the general manager of Towers Rotana, Dubai. He joined the Rotana family in 2009 as the general manager of Grand Rotana Resort & Spa Sharm El Sheikh.


Nahas has also previously worked for various properties spanning the region, including Rose Rayhaan by Rotana, and has overseen a handful of properties as general manager.

He enthused: “It is a pleasure to join Pearl Rotana Abu Dhabi in the early inception stages as the hotel is being constructed and to work with the dynamic, dedicated team as we head towards our launch. Pearl Rotana will be a key addition to the Rotana portfolio in Abu Dhabi and will complement our offering as part of the Capital Centre. As a passionate hotelier, I am committed to providing genuine hospitality at a world-class level, and aim to inspire the team to deliver an unforgettable experience to all of our guests.”

Pearl Rotana Abu Dhabi is within arm’s reach of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The property will be home to 315 upscale rooms and suites; five F&B outlets; extensive meeting and conference facilities; a rooftop swimming pool; spa treatment rooms; and a Bodylines fitness and wellness club.

Nahas concluded: “We are preparing for the launch of Pearl Rotana Abu Dhabi, which is set to be one of the most exciting new hotels in the capital. We look forward to introducing our guests to an exciting experience, including our two innovative signature restaurants.”