Muscat’s vibrant landscape has a new addition. Sundus Rotana has announced that it is in the final stage of preparations to open its doors in Muscat this November. Bringing decades of hospitality expertise to the Sultanate’s capital, the new upscale 4-star hotel will augment Rotana’s presence in Oman as part of its ambitious expansion strategy in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Eastern Europe. Located just minutes away from Muscat International Airport and the Oman Convention and Exhibition Center, Sundus Rotana Muscat will boast 215 rooms and offer residents and tourists the Rotana legacy of culinary excellence through three signature restaurants including the Lobby Lounge café, Ginger all day dining and a fusion fine dining restaurant Teatro. In addition, the hotel will also feature six flexible meeting and conference rooms with an elegant ballroom, as well as a state-of-the-art Bodylines Fitness & Wellness Club to name but a few. The new hotel is the second property for Rotana in Oman, after the opening of Salalah Rotana Resort in early 2014, bringing up the total number of Rotana keys in the Sultanate to 615.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts signs third Muscat hotel
Capitalising on the city’s growing importance as a regional hub for tourism and trade, Mövenpick Hotel Muscat Airport has revealed its plans to operate its third property in Muscat. The hospitality company has inked an agreement with Oman’s Golden Group of Companies to manage the 370-key Mövenpick Hotel Muscat Airport, part of a new upscale mixed-use project under development near Muscat International Airport, which will also feature retail and commercial space covering 3,000sqm and 10,000sqm respectively when it opens in 2021. It expands Mövenpick’s inventory pipeline to almost 1,000 keys countrywide after deals to operate Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Al Azaiba Muscat and Mövenpick Hotel Bausher Muscat were recently signed. The three properties will capitalise on Oman’s growing importance as a regional hub for business and leisure tourism, spurred by the development of new infrastructure that ranges from conference centres to cruise terminals.