Rotana has its eyes on main chance in Dubai World Central


By Sarah Algethami, Staff Reporter

Dubai: Rotana Hotels expects to sign new management agreements for locations near Dubai World Central (DWC) within the short-term, according to a top official.

“We are in talks with several people already; we have been in talks with certain entities since the past 4-5 years for projects around DWC,” said Omer Kaddouri, president and CEO of the Abu Dhabi headquartered firm. “With the economic problems we’ve had towards the end of 2008-2010, some of these projects were put on hold; but we do believe a lot of these are coming back again.”

Rotana is among other hotel management companies in the UAE looking to be in DWC, part of the cluster that will host World Expo 2020.

“The effect of Expo 2020 in terms of commercial business will start assisting the UAE model by 2015-16, that’s when we start to feel there will be a lot more business,” Kaddouri said. More info

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