Rotana, a hotel management company with more than 100 properties across the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and Türkiye, has announced the opening of its five-star Dana Rayhaan by Rotana in Dammam.
The hotel was inaugurated by Prince Saud bin Nayef, governor of the Eastern Province. At the launch ceremony, Prince Saud said the Eastern Province is home to several touristic sites and is undergoing an exponential growth in the tourism sector, specifically, as well as in its economy, at large. This has been possible due to the care and attention given to the tourism and hospitality sector by the wise leadership of Saudi Arabia, he said.
Nasser Al-Nowais, Rotana chairman, expressed his pride in the new hotel, which he said is an embodiment of Rotana’s long-term vision for the Saudi hospitality sector that is undergoing a period of rapid growth under Saudi Vision 2030.
“Saudi Vision 2030 aims to attract 100 million visitors annually to the Kingdom by 2030, raising the contribution of the tourism sector to the nation’s GDP from 3 percent to 10 percent. As Saudi Arabia diversifies its economic resources and promotes tourism, the opening of this stunning property comes in line with the prosperity of the Saudi hospitality market and the strong growth of the entertainment, conferences and exhibitions segments,” he added.
Al-Nowais thanked the governor for inaugurating the hotel, and for his continuous support for the region and its tourism.
SHUAA Capital Saudi Arabia, the joint developer of the property, said in a statement: “The new hotel represents the unique and strategic partnership that brings us together with Rotana, which is one of the most pioneering companies in the region’s hospitality market. Dana Rayhaan by Rotana is another significant milestone in our successful partnership after Centro Waha Riyadh and Centro Shaheen Jeddah.”
Guy Hutchinson, Rotana’s president and CEO, said: “The opening of Dana Rayhaan by Rotana, Rotana’s eighth hotel in the Kingdom, comes as part of Rotana’s ambitious strategic plan to expand in Saudi Arabia with six new hotels over the next four years, which will double the number of room keys in the Kingdom to 6,000.”
Dana Rayhaan by Rotana is situated in a prime location in the heart of the bustling city of Dammam, offering 285 rooms and suites, all with striking modern design, exceptional amenities and stunning views of the Arabian Gulf and the city.
With four distinctive dining options, Dana Rayhaan by Rotana offers various culinary experiences including the Rodeo Grill steakhouse, which is equipped with a stunning outdoor terrace. The hotel is home to fully equipped meeting facilities, a grand ballroom, separate recreational facilities for men and women, and an outdoor pool with a spacious terrace restaurant offering healthy meals and refreshing beverages.