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UAE's Rotana announces major hotel push in Saudi Arabia

UAE-based hotel operator Rotana has announced plans to open six new properties in Riyadh, Jeddah, Khobar, and Dammam.

 The company said the new hotel projects will add more than 1,500 jobs to the Saudi market and will include four under the Centro Hotels by Rotana brand, Rotana's affordable brand.

The new hotels are a key part of Rotana's expansion and development plans for the Saudi market and other the markets in the region, it said in a statement. Omer Kaddouri, CEO of Rotana Hotel Management, said: "Rotana will work to promote the concept of economy hotels, a relatively new concept in the kingdom and which will offer guests a wonderful stay experience at convenient prices while still providing them with the highest standards of hospitality."