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Rove Hotels strengthens UAE portfolio

Rove Hotels has announced that it has reached a landmark first hotel management agreement in the UAE, with Mada’in Properties PJSC, to operate Rove Mina Seyahi.

A contemporary midscale hotel brand, Rove Hotels has signed a long-term management agreement with Mada’in Properties PJSC to operate the 270-room Rove Mina Seyahi and Rove Residences Mina Seyahi, an exclusive collection of 443 serviced residences which will soon open for sale. The Rove Mina Seyahi is envisioned as a 50-story tower featuring a hotel and serviced residences, and is expected to be operational in 2021.

The new property will offer a swimming pool, fitness facilities, meeting rooms, children’s play area, and a signature all-day restaurant – The Daily Mina Seyahi. Hotel guests have the convenience of a late check-out time of 2pm and a range of smart services including Wi-Fi connectivity.

Abdulaziz Al Awar, Chairman of Mada’in Properties PJSC, said: “Rove Mina Seyahi is our first mixed-use hospitality development in the UAE appealing to the new generation of travellers, entrepreneurs and investors. We will roll out the launch of Rove Residences Mina Seyahi shortly, enabling customers to own a signature Rove Residence in Dubai Marina.”

A UAE-based private joint stock company, Mada’in Properties PJSC is currently also developing a residential community in Dubai South near the Al Maktoum International Airport as well as a community retail centre in Dubai Marina. Rove Hotels currently has four operational hotels in Dubai: Rove Downtown, Rove City Centre, Rove Healthcare City and Rove Trade Centre.

Emaar Hospitality implements Oracle OPERA across Rove Hotels

Emaar Hospitality Group is undergoing an organisation-wide digital transformation with the implementation of Oracle OPERA across its Rove Hotels. The deployment of Oracle OPERA across current and future Rove hotels projects is undertaken by Key Information Technology (KIT).

The OPERA Multi-Property solution will enable a more efficiently streamlined Property Management System that will strengthen cross-selling opportunities, centralise reservation and event booking, and enhance all aspects of the guest experience. The operations of all hotels will be managed from a single location in the same data centre without any interface or synchronisation requirements.

Olivier Harnisch, Chief Executive Officer of Emaar Hospitality Group, said: “With four operational hotels and six projects in the pipeline, all in Dubai, Rove Hotels has defined an innovative hospitality experience. The implementation of Oracle OPERA will enable us to strengthen our customer service levels, and to promote our projects for greater returns and value creation.”

Rove Hotels can engage in guest profile-sharing across all properties enabling the hotel to meet all guest preferences at any given point in time. The new Cross Reservation functionality allows instant availability search and subsequent reservation across multiple hotels, while the Cross-Posting feature enables the hotels as well as the Point of Sale systems to cross charge guest postings across all properties. Oracle OPERA will go live at the four operational Rove Hotels – Rove Downtown, Rove City Centre, Rove Healthcare City and Rove Trade Centre.

Emaar announces Rove Trade Centre

Rove Hotels recently unveiled its fourth hotel, with a focus on the fast-growing MICE tourism sector of Dubai.

The home-grown Dubai hotel brand Rove Trade Centre joins the portfolio of three other operational properties under Rove Hotels – Rove Downtown, Rove City Centre and Rove Healthcare City. Six more Rove Hotels are being developed. This will take total number of rooms under Rove Hotels, developed as a joint venture between Emaar Properties and Meraas Holding to over 3,700 by 2020.

Rove Trade Centre offers 270 rooms catering also to leisure travellers. Of the 270 rooms, 30% are interconnected, adding to convenience of families. Every room has all the modern amenities.

As Olivier Harnisch, chief executive officer of Emaar Hospitality Group, said: “We will continue to develop hotels in central locations, assure hyper-connectivity and mobility through Metro and public transport, and deliver lifestyle amenities relevant to our guests.”

Other facilities offered include the convenience of a late check-out at 2pm, 24-hour gym, pool and sun deck. The hotel also has a 24-hour self-service Laundromat, boutique convenience store, luggage store rooms and safety deposit boxes. There is also the flexible set-ups for meetings and events.

Emaar Hospitality Group launches Dubai’s virtual tours

Emaar Hospitality Group has introduced 360 degree virtual tours of its hotels in Dubai.

The tours are captured in high-definition photographs and videos offering visitors an opportunity to experience the value propositions of each hotel, discover its myriad facets and make an informed decision.

The virtual tours cover properties under the premium luxury hotel and serviced residences brand, Address Hotels + Resorts, Vida Hotels and Resorts and Rove Hotels.

Guests just have to click on the hotel websites, which can be navigated via www.addresshotels.com; www.vidahotels.com; and www.rovehotels.com. The master-brand pages will take them to individual hotel sites for the interactive tours.

Each tour will provide all features of the hotel in details. From exteriors to interior, whether it is the lobby, restaurants, lounges, spas, event spaces, or intricate details of rooms and suites.

The virtual tours can also be experienced over smartphones through the new native Apps that Emaar Hospitality Group has launched.