Rotana will also open hotels in the UAE and Sudan as part of plans to operate a total of 100 properties by 2020.
Rotana will enter the hotel market in Iran with four properties, which will be opened under the company’s alcohol-free brand Rayhaan Hotels & Resorts by Rotana.
The first two hotels are set to open in the city of Mashhad – a 362-room property in 2017, followed by a 275-room hotel in 2018.
In the capital Tehran, Rotana will launch two further Rayhaan properties by 2018 – a five-star hotel with 194 rooms and a 210-room, four-star property.
Rotana plans to open five hotels in Dubai, bringing its total number in the Emirate to 20.
In Sudan, Rotana will open its second property – in Khartoum – by 2019, with 221 rooms.