Rotana, one of the leading hotel management companies in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Eastern Europe, has chosen Erbil as the destination to launch its first-ever Arjaan hotel brand in the Kurdistan region, Iraq, introducing modern and stylish hotel apartments to the city. Following the company’s ongoing success in Iraq, Erbil Arjaan by Rotana will be their third hotel in the country, joining the company’s five-star Erbil Rotana and Karbala Rayhaan by Rotana. With construction on the project kicking off in 2014, final preparations are well underway toward the grand opening of Erbil Arjaan by Rotana in Q2 2017.

Malia Group is the major shareholder of the Erbil Arjaan by Rotana, which is among the investments developed by the Group within the Hospitality sector. “On behalf of Malia Group, we are very proud to be part of this project,” said Jacques Jean Sarraf, Chairman of Malia Group. “We believe that this is the right time to invest in the region, especially in regards to the durable security situation. We look forward to many more projects in the future,” he added. Other investments include the Erbil Rotana Hotel, Magma Square Sulaimani, and Natour Development (Enfeh, Lebanon), amongst others. These exceptional projects are developed by Kurdistan-based construction and project management company, Malia C.T.I, a subsidiary of Malia Group.

“With properties in prime city locations and rapidly developing hubs of economic growth, Rotana recognises the need for innovation and comfort when considering the accommodation needs of the markets in which we operate,” said Mohamad Haj Hassan, Rotana’s Area vice President. “Adding the novel Erbil Arjaan by Rotana to our successful hospitality portfolio in Iraq, will ensure we are continuing to offer a superior quality product and services to guests in a new way that also aligns with the exceptional value and added benefits they have come to expect from Rotana.”

Erbil Arjaan by Rotana is a first class property offering 168 stunningly furnished hotel apartments two outstanding food and beverage venues and 24-hour in-room dining service. This is in addition to seven fully-equipped meeting rooms with the latest audio-visual equipment, 25 fully furnished serviced offices and a state-of-the-art Bodylines Fitness and Wellness Club.

“Erbil Arjaan by Rotana has been developed with both long-term guests and families in mind. Those staying longer than the average visitor will appreciate the particularly spacious accommodation, whilst families relish the promise of an environment which more closely resembles home. The stylish and fully equipped suites are designed with the objective of closing the gap between hotel room and home, making Erbil Arjaan by Rotana a natural choice for guests seeking a smooth transition into a new city” said Ghassan Dalal, General Manager of Erbil Rotana and Erbil Arjaan by Rotana. “By providing customised and personalised service synonymous with the Rotana brand, Erbil Arjaan by Rotana will become the hotel of choice for meeting the professional and personal needs of its travelling customers.”

Erbil Arjaan by Rotana is ideally located on 100 Street at the Baharka Bridge intersection of the city. Erbil is in the midst of an economic boom with modern construction and infrastructure development taking place alongside improvements to health care, education, and employment.