Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN), the Sultanate’s executive arm for tourism development, announced the official opening of five-star W Hotel Muscat.
The opening of W Muscat reflects OMRAN’s strategic role to create sustainable tourism assets, lifestyle communities and destinations that play a major role in the national economic diversification agenda.
The hotel brings 279 keys to the country’s hospitality sector.
H.E. Darwish bin Ismail Al Balushi, Minister responsible for Financial Affairs, said: “We applaud OMRAN for delivering this unique architectural landmark and for its continuous efforts in developing authentic and modern tourism assets. This achievement reflects OMRAN’s dedication in developing the tourism infrastructure to support the growth and diversification of the national economy and create an increasing number of job opportunities, in line with the national tourism strategy and Oman’s national Vision 2040.”
“W Muscat is a proud addition to OMRAN’s growing hospitality portfolio and will set a new benchmark as a vibrant lifestyle destination, not only for Oman but for the whole region”, commented Peter Walichnowski, CEO of OMRAN.
“With the launch of the W Muscat we have already created over 100 new jobs for Omanis and this number will increase as we ramp up the hotel operation towards the peak winter season” Walichnowski added.
The luxury hotel’s exceptional facilities include an exquisite ballroom with a capacity of 310 people. An 1,800 square-meter swimming pool offers uninterrupted panoramic sea views, and seven high-end dining options. It also houses a modern fitness center, as well as the W’s signature Away Spa, offering visitors a tranquil haven in the center of the city.
“We are excited to partner with OMRAN to bring the playful energy and vibe of W Hotels to Muscat and create a new lifestyle destination in Oman,” said Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International.“W Muscat is a significant addition to our rapidly growing portfolio in the Sultanate and a testament to our commitment towards advancing and supporting tourism in the country. With its bold design, distinctive dining venues and amplified programing, we are confident that W Muscat will radically transform the hospitality scene in Muscat and soon emerge as a sought after escape for global jet setters and local residents.”
OMRAN worked closely with leading local and international consultants for the development, design and delivery of the project to ensure that the W Hotel brand’s core values based on music, fashion and design are reflected throughout. The result is a vibrant yet opulent hotel, aligning with the performing arts of the Royal Opera House, Muscat.
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