The properties, with a combined value of approximately £1.4 billion, will comprise of: seven new hotels in Dubai, which company president Omer Kaddouri said will help meet anticipated increased demand in the run-up to Expo 2020; four in Abu Dhabi; and one in Ras Al Khaimah.
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Six of the hotels will be five-star, with the remainder a mix of three and four-star hotels and hotel apartments. The additions will take Rotana’s portfolio in the UAE to 44 properties.
Omer Kaddouri, president and CEO of Rotana, said: "Next year, we will be introducing a number of five-star properties to the market, including the all-new Saadiyat Rotana Resort and villas in Abu Dhabi, scheduled to open in Q4 2017. Ideal for both business and leisure travellers, the resort will feature 354 upscale rooms and suites, 13 beach villas, a beach club and extensive conference facilities."
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