Focused on bolstering its presence on the African continent, Rotana recently formalised a hotel management agreement with Mullion Contractors Limited to manage a five-star hotel and hotel apartments in Nairobi, Kenya.
The new hotels, located in Upper Hill, a business district, will open in 2022 and will house 200 hotel rooms and 100 hotel apartments. The upcoming hotels will fall under the Rotana Hotels & Resorts and Arjaan hotel apartments by Rotana brands.
Thrilled with the development, chairman, Rotana, Nasser Al-Nowais declared: “Setting foot in the Kenyan market with a five-star hotel and hotel apartments is closely aligned with our vision of strengthening Rotana’s presence in Africa and bolstering our global portfolio further. We will continue to seek new opportunities to offer Rotana’s branded accommodation on the continent that is increasingly becoming popular among tourists and corporate travellers from around the world.”
Vice chairman, Rotana, Selim El Zyr also noted: “With its promising economic growth projections of around six per cent, Kenya remains one of Africa’s most buoyant markets and thus offers bright prospects for the hospitality sector. The signing of the hotel management agreement for new hotels in Nairobi’s thriving business district is a key milestone for Rotana. We are optimistic that this strategic step will fuel our ambitious expansion drive in the African continent.”
Both of the Nairobi properties will offer visitors signature dining restaurants, an executive lounge, a ballroom, state-of-the-art meeting facilities and generous indoor and outdoor space, as well as a pool and a fully equipped fitness and wellness club.
The hotel and hotel apartments will boost Rotana’s total room inventory in Africa to 2,028. The hotel giant has planned new properties in Angola, Mauritania, Nigeria and Tanzania, all of which are expected to launch by 2022.