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Rocco Forte to expand in Gulf

The Rocco Forte Collection has signed agreements to manage two hotels in the Gulf, reported Bloomberg. The London-based firm has inked a contract with Saudi Arabia-based Mohammed al-Issa & Sons to manage a 159-room and 50-apartment hotel being built in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. When it opens in 2010, the Jeddah hotel is due to be Forte's second in the Middle East after a property in Abu Dhabi that opens in the same year.