Rotana has announced plans to substantially grow its portfolio in 2015 with the addition of 11 new properties spanning the most exciting regional markets - the United Arab Emirates, KSA, Qatar, Bahrain and Turkey, in addition to its first property in the African market.
Carlson Rezidor further strengthens its portfolio in Africa by announcing the Radisson Blu MBamou Palace Hotel in Brazzaville, capital city of the Republic of Congo. The upper upscale property with 178 rooms will be the first internationally branded hotel in Brazzaville and open in September 2015.
Visiting Dubai for both the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) and the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC), Mr. Sorenson outlined regional growth plans that anticipate growth of the companys MEA portfolio to over 240 properties by 2020, with plans to add roughly 80 properties and almost 16,500 rooms.
There are 654 hotels totalling 150,762 rooms Under Contract in the Middle East/Africa region, according to the April 2015 STR Global Construction Pipeline Report.
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