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

UAE's Rotana launches first hotel in Tanzania
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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.