W Muscat was inaugurated amidst pomp and show on Wednesday. The house belongs to the Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran), the country’s executive arm for tourism improvement.
The inauguration was held beneath the patronage of H E Darwish bin Ismail al Balushi, Minister Responsible for Financial Affairs, and was attended by members of the Royal family members and higher-level government and private sector officials.
The hotel which is hailed as a globe-class addition to Muscat’s exclusive beachside, Shatti al Qurum, and situated subsequent to the Royal Opera House Muscat has 279 5-star rooms and facilities such as an exquisite ballroom for corporate and private functions, higher-finish dining choices that offer dishes with outstanding culinary experiences and a extended beach. Speaking about the launch,
H E Balushi stated, “We applaud Omran for this great achievement and the company’s dedication towards the development of tourism infrastructure, in line with the national tourism strategy and Oman’s Vision 2040. Through unique projects, like the W Muscat, Oman will continue to attract increasing numbers of international business and leisure tourists as well as foreign investors who are eager to participate in Oman’s tourism sector.”
Peter Walichnowski, CEO of Omran stated, “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. 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.”
The luxury hotel’s facilities contain an exquisite ballroom with a capacity of 310 individuals, making an intimate, cozy atmosphere for corporate and private functions. A 1,800sq m swimming pool gives uninterrupted panoramic sea views, and seven higher-finish dining choices offer meals connoisseurs with unparalleled culinary experiences. It also homes a modern day fitness centre, as nicely as the W’s signature Away Spa, supplying guests a tranquil haven in the centre of the city.
Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International stated, “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. 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 programming, we are confident that W Muscat will radically transform the hospitality scene in Muscat.”
Information Source: Muscat Daily