Rotana celebrates introduction of Centro brand in KSA with new Jeddah opening

Centro Shaheen

Marking the debut of the Centro by Rotana brand in the KSA, Centro Shaheen in Jeddah, which boasts 252 rooms and studios in a stylish setting, has officially opened.

The new property stands on Madinah Road and is just 20 minutes from King Abdulaziz International Airport.

Enthusing on the opening was president and CEO, Rotana, Omer Kaddouri: “There is a high demand in the Saudi market for affordable accommodations that offer comfort and quality service, which is exactly the concept of the Centro brand. Centro Shaheen Jeddah is one of the planned five hotels to open in Saudi Arabia by the end of 2017 under the ‘Centro by Rotana’ brand. These include Centro Waha, Riyadh; Centro Olaya, Riyadh; Centro Corniche, Al Khobar; and Centro Salama, Jeddah.

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“Centro Shaheen is our seventh Centro property in the region and our third hotel in the KSA, and this is a major milestone for us,” he added.

Centro Shaheen Jeddah boasts a range of facilities which include two meeting rooms, a gymnasium, a rooftop swimming pool and several dining options: c.taste, an all-day dining restaurant offering buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner; Sushi Centro, a new take on contemporary Japanese cuisine with funky vibes for casual dining; and c.deli, an innovative 24-hour take-away dining concept.

General manager, Centro Shaheen Jeddah, Riaz Jeelani also remarked on the opening: “The official opening marks a very special day for us. We are witnessing the birth of our first Centro in the KSA, the affordable lifestyle hotel brand that is young and fresh in its approach, original in its presentation and dynamic in its offerings. The emergence of Centro coincides with the rapid growth of the KSA’s hospitality industry and the market’s need for modern, stylish and affordable business hotels.”