Rotana is ready for its 12th year at the World Travel Market London, which kicks off today and concludes on November 7, 2018.
During the exhibition, the hospitality expert will be shedding light on its impressive collection of modern and sophisticated hotels; eight newly opened hotels in Saudi Arabia and the UAE; and six upcoming properties that are set to launch this year and in 2019 in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania and the UAE.
The company will also be shedding light on the figures reflecting steady growth in room nights from the UK market at its properties in the UAE. In Abu Dhabi, UK room nights grew by 13 per cent between 2017-2018. During the same period, Rotana increased its percentage share of UK visitor room nights from 21.4 per cent to 29.4 per cent. As for Dubai, UK room nights at Rotana properties witnessed a year-on-year increase of 4.6 per cent.
President and CEO, Rotana, Omer Kaddouri remarked: “As a strategic gathering of experts, industry stakeholders and professionals in the travel, tourism and hospitality businesses, WTM London 2018 [offers] Rotana an excellent global platform to highlight its milestones, growing portfolio of world-class offerings, and robust expansion plans. Following a year of sustained performance across growth indicators and continued expansion, we are gearing up for a more promising 2019, which will be complemented by the opening of our six new hotels in key markets. We remain committed to continuing to deliver exceptional guest experiences, leveraging the insights gained from this event and building on the success of our strong portfolio of hotels.”
This year, Rotana opened four properties in the UAE, including Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas; The Pearl Rotana Capital Centre; Al Bandar Rotana and Al Bandar Arjaan by Rotana. Meanwhile in the KSA, Rotana Centro Salama and Centro Olaya opened for business.
Complementing its long-term growth strategy, the hospitality company launched three new Global Sales offices in Paris, Milan and Amsterdam, supporting its existing offices in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Germany, Russia, the UAE and the UK.
Looking ahead to 2019, Rotana will be launching a further six hotels from Q1 through to Q4. These include: Centro Corniche, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia (Q1 2019); Johari Rotana, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (Q1 2019); Bosmal Arjaan by Rotana, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Q1 2019); Dana Rayhaan by Rotana, Dammam, Saudi Arabia (Q2 2019); Al Jaddaf Rotana, Dubai (Q2 2019); and Slemani Rotana, Sulaymaniyah, Iraq (Q4 2019).