UAE-based hotel management company Rotana has announced the soft opening of Slemani Rotana in the Iraqi city of Sulaymaniyah.

The new five-star property is Rotana’s fourth hotel in the country after Erbil Rotana, Erbil Arjaan by Rotana and Babylon Rotana, Baghdad.

Slemani Rotana features 240 rooms and suites and is located on Salim Street, in close proximity to the city’s major attractions.

The property includes wellness and business facilities including one-bedroom suites, a presidential suite, a gym, spa, and a piano bar.

Other facilities include a fitness and wellness club with outdoor and indoor swimming pools, a jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and specialised massage treatment rooms.

The dining options at Slemani Rotana include Cinnamon, an all-day dining restaurant; Kamoon, which specialises in Oriental and Lebanese cuisine; and Balsamico Cucina Italiana which serves contemporary cuisine.

There are five meeting venues within the property, including a ballroom with a capacity of up to 450 people.

Hussein Hachem, general manager of Slemani Rotana said, “Slemani Rotana represents a new level of hospitality and luxury in the city of Sulaymaniyah and as our third property in Kurdistan, we look forward to extending our reputation for quality and service in the region.”

Tawfeeq Taeyb Hasan, president of the owning company, Qaiwan Group, added, “We are proud to be behind the latest addition to Sulaymaniyah’s tourism and hospitality sectors, and confident that Slemani Rotana will be a destination for those seeking upscale experiences and top-quality service, in the cultural capital of the region.”