Rocco Forte Hotels has exited from an agreement to manage its only property in the Middle East.
In a joint statement with Al Farida, the owner of the 281-bedroom hotel, it was announced that the management contract for the property had ended. As a result, the hotel left the Rocco Forte Hotels brand on 19 March 2013.
No explanation was given as to why the management agreement had come to a sudden end. The hotel, which opened in 2011, has been renamed as the Al Maqta Hotel Abu Dhabi.
It is believed that Rocco Forte Hotels which currently owns and manages 12 hotels in the UK and mainland Europe, is also in discussions about the future management of the 101-bedroom Augustine hotel in Prague.
The company, headed by Sir Rocco Forte, has plans to open four hotels in Marrakech, Jeddah, Luxor and Cairo.