The Golden Group Holding on Monday announced the opening of Mysk Hotel at Al Mouj Muscat under the auspices of His Highness Shihab bin Tariq Al Said, Advisor to His Majesty the Sultan and Chairman of The Research Council.
Mysk by Shaza Kempinski is the first four-star hotel under Mysk brand in the Gulf region and the first hotel opened in Al Mouj Muscat, according to a press release.
Located in a busy area of Al Mouj Muscat Marina and close to Muscat International Airport, Mysk Hotel is a four-star hotel with 195 rooms and suites equipped with latest technology. The Mysk Hotel is a contemporary brand inspired by Arabic culture and ancient Omani history.
The hotel has four restaurants, a business centre, multi-use halls equipped with all modern amenities, a swimming pool with a magnificent view overlooking the marina, and centre for recreation and fitness, and managed by Shaza Kempinski the renowned name in hospitality industry.
The Mysk Hotel by Shaza is part of an ambitious strategic plan of Golden Group Holding to expand and create partnerships with international hotel operators. This comes in line with the steady growth witnessed by the Sultanate over the past years and building of many infrastructure projects and services.
The signing of the hotel management agreement and previous strategic alliances of the group in hospitality sector is to include approximately 1,700 hotel rooms in the next five years in major cities of the Sultanate by establishing five, four and three star hotels.
The Golden Group Holding, one of leading groups in the field of hotel investments in Sultanate, has recently opened, launched and signed several mega quality projects in the field of hospitality, which include Shaza Hotel & Resort at Salalah, a five star hotel and resort currently under construction and expected to open in the second quarter of next year.
Intercity Hotel, a three-star hotel Salalah, which opened in the Kareef of 2016; and the Moevenpick Muscat, a four star hotel in Al Mawaleh area; Rayhaan by Rotana, a four-star hotel in the wave Muscat and Hotel Centro Sohar, a four-star hotel, are in advanced stages of design.
“The opening of Mysk Hotel by Shaza will surely add to the Muscat branded hotel’s inventory and to the tourism sector in the Sultanate in general,” said Sheikh Salim bin Ahmed Al Ghazali, Chairman of Golden Group Holding.
“The opening of the hotel comes in line with the rapid growth in tourism in the Sultanate and coincides with the commercial launch of Muscat International Airport, which will create a qualitative leap in the number of flights coming to the Sultanate. This requires doubling residence and hotel service.”
The opening ceremony was attended by several senior officials, heads of diplomatic missions in the Sultanate and Omani businessmen. “We believe that the tourism sector in Oman is moving in the right direction in light of the serious moves of Ministry of Tourism and its tourism strategy 2040. The tourism sector was viewed by the policy makers as one of the promising economic sectors that will be seriously considered in Sultanate’s economic diversification,” added Sheikh Al Ghazali.
Around 30 per cent of the hotel staff at Mysk is Omani nationals. “We hope and will ensure that this number will grow with us. It is our endeavor to add to the talent in Oman and encourage the young generation to realize their potential in the hospitality industry. We do this through an integrated programme of mentoring and training called Shaza Kifah. We remain committed to the tourism vision of Oman as an increasingly important sector, and take pride in our role increasing hotels that support the continued diversification of the economy.”