Setting a precedent, hotel gaming rooms are coming to the United Arab Emirates. Rove Hotels in partnership with Playtonia, Razer and Dubai Sports Council are launching the MENA’s first ever hotel gaming rooms – Rove’s Gamer Caves. Starting June 15, Rove Downtown and Rove At The Park will begin accepting reservations for gaming rooms throughout the summer.
The gaming setups would primarily consist of equipment provided by Razer, a leader in gaming equipment while Playtonia would mobilize the resources on site. Playtonia is a popular tournament organizer promoting gaming and esports throughout Asia. The hotels would also provide game-themed dishes for dining inside the gaming room itself.
“As a hotel brand that embraces popular culture, celebrates sub-cultures and always looks to create experiences for people to live their passions, Rove Hotels is extremely proud to design and launch the region’s first-ever hotel gaming rooms with the outstanding support of Dubai Sports Council, Playtonia and Razer,” said Head Gamer of Rove Hotels, Bianca Litonjua.
He further affirmed, “We are confident that Rove’s Gamer Caves will provide a welcome boost for the growing eSports community in MENA, and we can’t wait to welcome gamers from home and abroad to enjoy this first-of-its-kind gaming experience in the heart of Dubai.”
Amid the pandemic, the hospitality industry has suffered the most. The hotel chain doesn’t shy away from trying out new ideas, entering an uncharted territory and targeting a distinct customer base.
General Manager of Playtonia UAE, Nabil Hasan said, “We are delighted to partner with Rove Hotels, with the support of Dubai Sports Council and Razer, for the launch of the region’s first-ever hotel gaming rooms. At Playtonia UAE, we strive to play a pivotal role in developing an esports and gaming industry with the potential to eventually equal the professionalism, resources and popularity of some of the biggest sports in the world.”
Mr. Hasan further added, “Consequently, we see the opening of Rove’s Gamer Caves as massively positive signs of the major progress being made in gaming and esports – an industry that continues to go from strength to strength locally, regionally and globally.”
He seems quite excited about the upcoming endeavor. Playtonia will be providing quite a lot of games including Dota 2, GTA 5, Red Dead Redemption 2 and so on. The collaboration between Rove Hotels, Playtonia and Razer is also backed by Dubai Sports Council in a bid to promote gaming and esports in the region. For bookings, head to Rote Hotels.