t will cater to the growing number of religious tourists in KSA. The 4,200-room hotel will take IHG’s portfolio in the country to over 19,500 rooms.
It joins two other Waldorf Astoria properties in the UAE:Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah and Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah.
DAMAC was chosen by the Government of Oman to develop Mina Al Sultan Qaboos, through a joint venture with OMRAN, the government’s investment arm.
The hotel will consist of 140 rooms. Guests requiring a longer stay will find accommodation in the hotel’s 27 serviced apartments and 24 villas.
The Middle East total represented almost a 10 percent year-over-year increase in the number of rooms in the final phase of the development pipeline.