Coral Muscat Hotel & Apartments was officially inaugurated recently under the Kind Patronage of His Highness Sayyid Tarik Bin Shabib Bin Taimur Al Said. The opening ceremony was attended by top VIPs and dignitaries from Oman along with prominent businessmen.
Owned by Mustafa Sultan Enterprises, Coral Muscat Hotel & Apartments is a deluxe 4-star property conveniently located in Qurum merely 20 minutes-drive from Muscat International Airport in Oman and enjoys close proximity to diplomatic and commercial city centre. Addressing the exclusive gathering, Mr Abdulredha Mustafa Sultan, Managing Director of Mustafa Sultan Enterprises, said, “We are truly proud to announce the opening of Coral Muscat Hotel & Apartments. In every respect, this new hotel symbolizes the spirit and substance of our rich culture and hospitality and is an excellent addition to the diverse range of accommodation options available in the city”.
Laurent A. Voivenel, CEO of HMH, said, “In keeping with the brand promise, our aim with Coral Muscat Hotel & Apartments is to offer guests a distinctive experience combining authentic Arabian hospitality with international standards. The goal is to appeal to both leisure and business travellers with an intimate, more personalized service and greater attention to detail in a comfortable environment that doesn’t feel over bearing”.
Coral Muscat Hotel & Apartments is part of a shopping arcade and multiplex and features 88 beautifully furnished apartments including 23 one-bedroom apartments, 20 one-bedroom deluxe apartments and 45 two-bedroom apartments. Warm and welcoming, all spaces are elegantly furnished and well-equipped with modern comforts for both long and short-stay guests including families. On site are an international all-day-dining restaurant ‘Sapphire’, a chill-out pool deck and shisha outlet, terrace lounge, superb meeting venues for small to medium sized conferences as well as excellent leisure and fitness facilities such as a fully-equipped gymnasium, aerobics room and swimming pool.
Laurent stressed, “Oman is a key development market for HMH in keeping with the group’s strategy to prioritize expansion in GCC and we are proud to debut our brands in the country. The hospitality industry in Oman is witnessing remarkable growth at the moment and we are eager to capitalize on the favourable market conditions. HMH is well-positioned in the region and equipped with the most advanced technology and we are confident Coral Muscat Hotel & Apartments will add tremendous value to our growing presence in Oman while strengthening our international portfolio.”
Oman saw inbound tourism numbers rise by an average of 7.4% per annum in the last decade and is targeting 12 million visitors annually by 2020 which is fueling the demand for quality mid-market hotels. Oman Ministry of Tourism has forecast hotel room capacity to expand at an annual growth rate of 5.3% over the next four years while tourism is expected to contribute 5% to the country’s GDP by 2020.