RSG, Rotana ink deal for new hotel in Dubai

RSG, Rotana ink deal for new hotel in Dubai
The new project marks the second collaboration between RSG and Rotana for 2017.
Published: 11 May 2017 - 4:15 a.m.
By: Fatima De La Cerna

RSG International has signed a management agreement with Rotana for a new 4-star hotel in Dubai.

The new project marks the second collaboration between the two entities for 2017, following the launch of the Sabah Rotana hotel in Dubai in March, and is expected to boost the company’s hospitality portfolio in the emirate ahead of Expo 2020.

In a statement, RSG revealed that the planned 4-star development will be located on Sheikh Zayed Road, next to the UAE Exchange metro station. 

The 40-storey hotel will feature a mix of hotel rooms and hotel apartments. In total, it will consist of 180 rooms and 10 executive suites, in addition to 300 hotel apartments, including 40 studio apartments, 240 one-bedroom apartments, and 20 two-bedroom apartments. 

According to RSG, guests will have access to exclusive restaurants, as well as a host of amenities that include three fully equipped meeting rooms, an executive lounge, and a Bodylines Fitness & Wellness Club. The club will come with a gymnasium, a swimming pool, and a wellness lounge.  

Raj Sahni (Abu Sabah), owner and chairman of RSG international, commented: “Our alliance with Rotana on this new project will help us to enlarge our presence in the fast-growing hospitality segment. 

“We are proud to delegate management of one of our projects to Rotana, one of the region’s best hotel management companies. Our growth plans are in strategic sync with the vision that our leaders see us growing towards, and we consistently strive to flourish together.”

Rotana’s chairman, Nasser Al Nowais, meanwhile, expressed his company’s delight with the new collaboration with RSG, saying that it helps expand and diversify Rotana’s footprint in the region.

He added: “Rotana has a robust development pipeline in Dubai, with a clutch of new hotels scheduled to open in the city before the end of 2020. Hospitality demand in Dubai is expected to peak around Expo 2020, and Rotana is moving fast to fill the city’s need for additional hotel room supply and meet the anticipated surge in demand. 

“We have made a conscious effort to ensure that our upcoming properties in the emirate represent a judicious mix of upscale and mid-market hotels, in order to bring greater choice to visitors and support the government’s push to diversify Dubai’s hospitality offerings to attract a wider range of visitors.”

Rotana will reportedly open eight new hotels in Dubai by 2020, which will have a total managed investment of more than $85m. The new properties will add 2,668 keys to Rotana’s existing inventory in Dubai, taking the total room count to 6,151, while expanding its portfolio in the emirate to 21 hotels.  

Rotana further noted that Dubai is forecast to need an additional 45,000 hotel rooms to meet anticipated demand during the exhibition.

Located on Sheikh Zayed Road, Sabah Rotana is a 54-storey, 533-room 5-star property comprising 210 rooms, as well as 10 executive suites and two ultra-luxurious presidential suites. The hotel apartments, meanwhile, will include 260 one-bedroom and 52 two-bedroom apartments. 

Sabah Rotana will also feature food and beverage venues, and world-class business and recreational facilities.

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