Lebanon-based Malia, along with the Middle East-based hotel management company Rotana, has opened its first hotel, Erbil Rotana, in Kurdistan, Iraq.

The $55m hotel is one of several projects Malia Holding plans to open through its tourism investment affiliated company Hotel Line.

Located on 20,000m² of land, the five-star property features 201 guestrooms and 1,200m² of meeting space.