UAE-based hotel management company Rotana has announced that it will enter the Algerian market with a new property in Oran.

The Azure Rotana Resort & Spa, located in the Algerian port city on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, is set to open in March 2023.

It will include 185 rooms and suites, including eight sea view ambassador suites.

The property includes five food and beverage options including a lobby lounge, a shisha terrace, an all-day dining restaurant, a pool bar, and a specialty restaurant.

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The Azure Rotana Resort & Spa will offer a range of services and amenities including a spa and treatment rooms, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a sauna, and a kid’s club.

The grand ballroom meanwhile can accommodate up to 300 people, in addition to three fully-equipped meeting venues and a business centre on the premises that can be booked as well.

Rotana Azure Rotana Resort & Spa Oran

The resort is located close to landmarks within Oran such as the Fort Santa Cruz and Place du 1er Novembre.

“As we continue expanding our footprint in the region, Azure Rotana Resort & Spa represents a key milestone for us as our first hotel in Algeria. North Africa has tremendous potential, and we look forward to further growing our portfolio in the region,” said Guy Hutchinson, president and CEO of Rotana.

Ali Saradjia, CEO of Chez Saradjia Group, which will be the company that owns the Azure Rotana Resort & Spa, added: “Rotana is our partner of choice to help realise our aspirations for the hospitality landscape in Algeria. With their experience in hotel management, we are confident of achieving our project goals that will serve the tourism and hospitality sectors even further.”