By Bernd Debusmann Jr.
Roda Hotels and Resorts has announced the opening of Roda Links Al Nasr, a four-star property located in Dubai’s Oud Metha.
The 114-room hotel will include 114 rooms and is scheduled to open on May 1.
The property will also host a number of F&B outlets, including an all-day restaurant serving international cuisine and a rooftop pool-side bar overlooking the city, as well as a health and wellness centre.
The hotel will be located near the Oud Metha metro station, not far from Dubai International Airport.
Roda Hotels and Resorts currently operates six properties across Dubai, including the Roda Al Murooj, Roda Al Bustan, Roda Amwaj Suites JBR, Roda Boutique Villas Jumeirah, and Roda Beach Resort.
Additionally, Roda Hotels is earmarked to manage a number of mixed-use hospitality destinations currently under development, such as the Roda Jewel of the Creek, Roda Jewel of Jumeirah Beach and Roda Garhoud.
The properties - which are all slated for delivery before 2020 - collectively are expected to offer an additional 4,500 rooms.
Pradeep Kumar, Roda’s Corporate VP for Finance, said that at the moment the company remains focused on the Roda brand, rather than on seeking management opportunities elsewhere.
“We’re managing only our own assets. We are not going out for management contracts,” he said. “We’re very much limiting [ourselves] to managing our own properties. We started in 2014 with a 222-room hotel, and now in 2018, we are managing 1,500 rooms.”