The Royal Oman Police Pension Fund inked a deal with Marriott International to debut the Courtyard by Marriott brand in Nizwa, Oman. The project will open in 2024.
It will comprise 200 guest rooms – including 30 chalets. Leisure facilities will include a spa, a fitness center, a swimming pool and a play area for kids. It will also offer three food and beverage outlets, including a specialtyrestaurant, and a 500 sqm multi-purpose hall along with other flexible meeting and event spaces.
Abdullah Al Jahwary, assistant general manager at Royal Oman Police Pension Fund said: “Delivering on the Government’s vision of promoting the Sultanate as a key destination on the world tourism map, we are pleased to announce our collaboration with Marriott International to introduce the Courtyard by Marriott brand to the Sultanate of Oman. The resort will be in the ancient city of Nizwa which is considered to be the ‘Cultural capital’ of the Sultanate – It will provide an opportunity to the international and local guest to explore and experience the rich heritage of the Sultanate along with the international hospitality standards of Marriott International. This will also help to diversify and strengthen the national economy while providing enhanced employment opportunities for citizens and downstream social and economic benefits for the local community.”
Jerome Briet, chief development officer, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International added: “We are delighted to collaborate with the Royal Oman Police Pension Fund to introduce the Courtyard by Marriott brand in Oman. The signing will also mark our first property in Nizwa, which continues to grow as a key tourism hub for the country. Oman remains an important growth market for us in the region and we continue to look for opportunities to diversify our brand portfolio across the Sultanate.”
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