JW Marriott's debut in Oman to open in Q3 2019

Posted on 4th April 2019

JW Marriott's debut in Oman to open in Q3 2019
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According to *Tradearabia news report, master developer Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) has revealed that its upcoming hotel project, which will mark JW Marriott's debut in Oman, is set to open in the third quarter of 2019.

The 304-room five-star hotel is being built next door to the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre as part of the OCEC development final phase, Omran said in a statement.

The company has made great strides in the development of the JW Marriott hotel project at Madinat Al Irfan, ahead of its anticipated soft opening in Q3 2019, it said.

JW Marriott Muscat will play a vital role in boosting the Mice sector in the sultanate, attracting business travellers and tourists.

It will feature six food and beverage outlets, two ballrooms, a business centre, meeting rooms and a spa and fitness centre.  It will also encompass three outdoor pools and open-air function areas overlooking a natural Wadi.

The project was reviewed during a site visit by Dr Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidy, chairman of Omran; Peter Walichnowski, CEO of Omran and senior officials of the company. The project development team, led by Engineer Said Al Qasmi, Senior vice president, OCEC Project at Omran, briefed the officials on the progress and various facilities of this upcoming landmark hotel.

Following the tour, Walichnowski commented: “The addition of the JW Marriott hotel to Omran’s portfolio, a global brand icon in hospitality, is another milestone that will further contribute to the competitiveness of OCEC as full-fledged events destination in the region. It will give rise to further investments for the Madinat Al Irfan, as well as contribute to the national agenda of economic diversification”

“The completion of the JW Marriot reinforces our position as the largest hotel investment company in the sultanate and given the size and quality of our portfolio, we are exploring ways to share ownership of this portfolio with the private sector. We want to give local and international investors a chance to invest in the growth of the Omani tourism sector in a convenient and cost effective way,” Walichnowski said.

Operated by Marriott International under the JW Marriott brand, the luxurious 304-room hotel is designed in accordance with the highest international standards for health and safety. The new hotel is compliant with the advanced Leed green building certification, which aligns with Omran’s sustainability policies.

In November 2017, Omran opened the 296-room Crowne Plaza at the OCEC and is also planning a distinctive 280-room Ibis Style hotel next to this Crown Plaza. The three hotels would contribute a total additional 880 rooms to the sultanate’s hospitality and Mice sector.

*News source: http://tradearabia.com/news/CONS_353055.html

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