Rotana Hotels Management Corporation (Rotana Hotels) was founded in 1992, by a partnership between two visionary thinkers, Nasser Al Nowais and Selim El Zyr, who were joined three years later by Nael Hashweh and Imad Elias. Operating as Rotana Hotels, it opened its first property in Abu Dhabi in 1993 and is today one of the leading hotel management companies within the Middle East. Rotana Hotels is a company offering the best of both worlds. A unique understanding of the culture and communities of the Middle East combined with the collective expertise of an executive team contributing over 35 years of international experience in the service industry. Rotana Hotels’ aggressive expansion plans have seen the company grow from 2 properties in 1993 to a total of 42 by the end of 2008. With several further properties planned for opening within the next 2 years and new projects in the pipeline confirming the company’s intention to have a Rotana managed property in all the major cities throughout the Middle East within the next five years.