UAE's Rotana launches first hotel in Tanzania
Rotana has announced the soft opening of Johari Rotana in Tanzania's commercial city of Dar es Salaam
Courtesy: Sam Bridge | News Source: arabianbusiness.com
UAE-based hotel operator Rotana has announced the soft opening of Johari Rotana in Tanzania’s commercial city of Dar es Salaam, further cementing its presence in Africa’s fast-growing hospitality sector.
The new five-star property marks the company’s entrance to the East African market, Rotana said in a statement.
The property offers 253 keys, as well as 60 fully furnished and serviced apartments. The rooms, suites, and apartments are spread across 15 floors starting from the 13th floor of a 65,000 sq m mixed-use project.
Guy Hutchinson, acting CEO, Rotana, said: “As part of its long-term strategy, Africa has remained a key focus market for Rotana. With the opening of the Johari Rotana, the company has reached a significant milestone in our journey.
"Johari Rotana, our first property in East Africa, heralds a new hospitality experience in the region. We are confident that our spacious rooms and suites, wide selection of food and beverage venues, advanced meeting and conference facilities – including Tanzania’s largest ballroom – and unsurpassed wellness and recreation facilities will appeal to our guests and provide a competitive advantage in the market.”
Johari Rotana also features four dining venues and the largest meeting and conference facility in Tanzania. The property also includes six additional meeting rooms with a dedicated business centre, Class-A offices, and an indoor parking facility.
Guests staying at Johari Rotana will also have access to a wide selection of wellness and sports facilities, including an outdoor pool, gym with a boxing ring, sauna, steam and treatment rooms.
Rotana currently manages a portfolio of over 100 properties throughout the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Turkey.