Rotana celebrates the Trial opening of Centro Capital Doha

  • Doors will be opened for guests before the end of this week
  • Featuring 229 modern, stylish, contemporary and affordable rooms and studios

Doha, Qatar – April 2016: Rotana, one of the leading hotel management companies in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Eastern Europe, has announced today the trial opening of Centro Capital Doha, the group’s fourth hotel in town during a press conference held at the new property, as it continues a concerted push into the mid-market across the Middle East and Africa.

20 minutes away from Hamad International Airport, Centro Capital Doha offers 229 rooms and studios all in a contemporary and stylish setting. Great care has also been taken to optimise room configurations and styles. Some of the special features include the design as well as functionality of each piece of furniture, innovatively styled bathrooms, and strategic placement of room lighting and controls including the latest technology and in-room entertainment options.

Addressing the official opening of Centro Capital Doha, Mr. Ali Ibrahim Abdullah Al Malki, Chairman of Al Malki group said:

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“We are witnessing today the trial opening of Centro Capital Doha, the second collaboration between Al Malki group and Rotana following Sedra Residences at the Pearl Qatar. This reflects the mutual efforts for the two groups in supporting the local hospitality industry. By introducing this new lifestyle hotel brand, has proved its distinctiveness in the United Arab Emirates and it is time to introduce this uniqueness in Qatar.”

“Thanks to the government’s as well as Qatar Tourism Authority’s tireless efforts, Qatar has become a major player on the regional and global tourism map. This has been achieved by hosting global events and providing the right climate for tourism through the facilities that have been created, which has led to the evolvement of the tourism industry in the past five years. Also, the demand for hotel rooms, especially in the 4 star hotels category which deliver luxury at affordable prices has therefore risen in the past five years. In line with this, we are witnessing the trial launch of the first Centro brand in town,” he added.

Speaking during the inaugural ceremony, Mr. Nasser Al Nowais, Chairman of Rotana Hotel Management Corporation, said:

Rotana has been a long-standing player in Qatar’s hospitality sector and the launch of our fourth property in town Centro Capital Doha reaffirms this position.”

“Rotana is working hard to be a major player in the global tourism sector, especially with several hotels being launched in the past year. Going forward, we have extensive expansion plans in Africa and Europe and we have recently successfully opened our first hotel in Istanbul, Turkey.  During the course of this year, we will launch hotels in Turkey, in Kinshasa, Congo, KSA and Amman” Mr. Al Nowais added.

“With the current launch, the total number of hotels managed by Rotana has gone up to 101 hotels, where 56 of them are fully operating and 45 are under construction. Rotana Hotel Management Corporation currently employs around 14,000 employees, and this number will reach 29,000 once work on all under-construction hotels are completed.” Mr. Al Nowais concluded

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Omer Kaddouri, President and CEO of Rotana said:

“We are delighted to witness the trial opening of Centro Capital Doha which marks the debut of the Centro brand in Qatar. The hotel is characterised by distinct accommodation in a modern environment designed primarily for business travellers who seek chic accommodation at affordable prices.”

“Centro Capital Doha is an additional milestone that will be added to our portfolio. We are here today to witness a new era of hotel services that cater to the new generation of traveller requirements, with high quality, reasonable prices and competitiveness.

 “With the opening of Centro Capital Doha, our inventory in Doha has increased to more than 1229 rooms, with plans to open two additional brands – the Plaza Rayhaan Doha and Downtown Arjaan Doha. These are scheduled to open in 2017 and 2018 respectively, and will increase Rotana keys in Doha to nearly 2000,” Mr. Kaddouri concluded.

Mr. Luca Medda, General Manager of Centro Capital Doha, explained:

“There is a high demand in the local hospitality market for affordable accommodation that offers comfort and quality service which is exactly the conceptualisation of the Centro brand. Today we are witnessing the birth of Centro in Qatar, the lifestyle affordable hotel brand that is young and fresh in its approach, original in its presentation, and dynamic in its offerings coinciding with the rapid growth of the Qatari hospitality industry, and the market’s need for modern, stylish and affordable business hotels.”

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Developed by one of the most successful and applauded hotel groups in the region, Centro is a contemporary brand that delivers superior accommodation at an affordable price, redefining the concept of economical comfort. It is designed for a new generation of travelling executives who demand both finesse and functionality at reasonable rates.

Expressed through its contemporary architecture and unique living spaces embodying the personality of an executive hotel, Centro Capital Doha will feature amenities customised to the business traveller’s needs, including two meeting rooms, a gymnasium and a swimming pool. In addition, several dining options are available to suit the needs of all guests including, ‘c.taste’, an all-day dining restaurant offering buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner, c.mondo, a bar designed to provide a number of informal zones for business gatherings and entertainment, and ‘c.deli’, an innovative 24-hour take-away dining concept that allows guests to enjoy great food and drinks in addition to the purchase of any items they may need during their stay for their convenience.