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PM Pitches Iraq to Emirati Business Leaders

By John Lee. Prime Minister Mohamed Shia Al-Sudani met on Thursday evening in Abu Dhabi with a number of Emirati businessmen and heads of prominent companies, on the sidelines of his official visit to the United Arab Emirates. The meeting included a review of the available prospects for investment and economic cooperation with Iraq, and […]

Rotana Opens Second Hotel in Iraq

By John Lee. Hotel management company Rotana has opened its second property in Iraq. The Karbala Rayhaan is a five-star property in the tourist city of Karbala, which attracts more than 12 million visitors a year. Omer Kaddouri, executive vice president and chief operating officer, said: “In 2012 Iraq posted a GDP growth rate of […]

Rotana Names New Karbala Management Team

Abu Dhabi-based Rotana, a leading hotel management company, announced the general manager and other senior appointments for its new property in Iraq, the five-star Karbala Rayhaan by Rotana. General manager Nader Mobader, a seasoned hospitality player with 18 years of industry experience in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, has been leading the team through […]

Hotels Head for Iraqi Kurdistan

Major U.S. hotel brands are moving into the north of Iraq, a reflection of growing economic development in the Kurdistan region of a country that most U.S. consumer brands have long avoided. Marriott International signed agreements on Sunday with Empire Iraq to manage two new properties in Iraq’s Erbil. The agreements, signed at the newly […]

New Erbil Rotana Hotel Opens

Hotel management company Rotana has announced the opening of its first property in Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq -- the landmark 5-star Erbil Rotana. Erbil Rotana's strategic location in close proximity to the Ministries district and the Erbil International Exhibition Fair Ground, along with its luxurious accommodation, wide variety of restaurants and meeting facilities makes the hotel […]

Iraq - the Next Tourism Hotspot

Iraq is poised to be a future tourism hotspot, reveals the new WTM Global Trends Report. The report, in association with Euromonitor International, shows Iraqi tourism is growing fast with increased airline and hotel capacity following the country’s successful attendance at World Travel Market 2009 – its first visit to a travel and tourism trade […]