Hotel operator Rotana adding 1,000 rooms in Dubai in time for Expo 2020
Abu Dhabi hotel operator Rotana is ramping up its expansion plans in the UAE and the wider Middle East and Africa as it looks to operate 100 properties by 2020. It expects to add hundreds of rooms from two properties in Dubai by 2020, along with entering Morocco in 2018 and expanding its presence in Ishfahan, Iran. In Dubai, Rotana is looking ahead to the Expo 2020. It will add a 400-room hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road that will also include a 200-room hotel apartment establishment and 400 residences. A 600-room WafiRotana is also in the works. Both are expected to open by 2019.