Rotana is a dream brought to life through visionary leadership
It all started with a friendship. In 1978 Nasser Al Nowais met Selim El Zyr and quickly formed a strong bond, realising that they both shared the dream of forming a regional hospitality group capable of developing best-of-breed hotels to international standards.
Operating as Rotana, it opened its first property, the Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi in 1993 and is today one of the leading hotel management companies within the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and Türkiye.
Rotana combines a unique understanding of the culture and communities of the Middle East with the collective expertise of an executive team contributing to years of international experience in the service industry.
Rotana's plans to grow from the two properties it started in 1993 to more than 100 by 2025. With several further properties planned for opening and new projects in the pipeline confirming the company’s intention to have a Rotana managed property in all the major cities throughout the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe within the next five years.