Rotana continues robust expansion in Qatar

The homegrown hotel management company signed a new project with Qatari business conglomerate, Bin Al Sheikh Holding Group.


Further strengthening its presence in the Middle Eastern hospitality segment, Rotana signed a new partnership with the Qatar-based Bin Al Sheikh Holding Group. The new project includes the management of Arjaan Hotel Apartments by Rotana with 400 keys and 103 keys under The Residences by Rotana brand in Doha.


Expected to be completed in the last quarter of 2022, the new properties will usher in a new era of hospitality in Doha. It will add 503 rooms to Rotana’s existing 1,110 rooms in Qatar, just in time for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The upcoming hotel and residences will feature an all-day dining restaurant and café, two expansive meeting rooms, a fully equipped gymnasium and a swimming pool, making it the ideal choice for business and leisure travellers.

"We are delighted to partner with the esteemed Bin Al Sheikh Holding and add to our developing portfolio of properties in Qatar," said Guy Hutchinson, President and CEO, Rotana. "The country’s hotel segment is booming, with efforts currently underway to further develop its MICE tourism infrastructure and with preparations to host several major sporting events, including the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Qatar is set to witness an increased tourism demand, driven by its diversified leisure, business and cultural offerings, and we are proud to extend our offering in the growing market.”


Zied Jebarah, Chief Operating Executive of Bin Al Sheikh Holding, said: “We are proud to be partnering with Rotana, our alliance on this new project supports our goal to increase Bin Al Sheikh Holding’s presence in the fast-growing hospitality segment in the country. Rotana is an internationally acclaimed company and with its hospitality expertise we look forward to creating an impressive landmark property offering world-class services."


The new project follows Rotana taking over the management of the 250-key Sedra Arjaan by Rotana, located in Doha's iconic Pearl Island. The company also recently signed a hotel management agreement under the Centro Hotels brand, with a stylish 350-key property that is set to add a new dimension to Doha’s vibrant hospitality scene by 2023.