Category: Hospitality

Unlocking Oman’s tourism potential

Sundus Rotana Muscat has mapped out its future with focus on creating employment opportunities for Omanis and contributing to the Sultanate’s 2040 tourism strategy, says General Manager, David Faull Sundus Rotana opened its door in late 2017. Could you talk about the operations and some of the unique offerings of the hotel? Sundus Rotana is […]

Delectable choices

  Rotana Hotel Management Corporation has ambitious plans, with 1,500 rooms in the pipeline. A new property at Al Mouj Muscat is scheduled to open in 2020, says Christian Baudat, Area General Manager - Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Oman in an interview with Oommen John P   As one of the newest hotels in […]

Zeitoun goes local with authentic Omani spread

Change is the only constant at Zeitoun, one of Muscat’s classiest eateries which — having tantalized gastronomes with a selection of exquisite Mediterranean creations — is returning to its roots with an Omani themed menu supplemented with GCC and international cuisines. The menu change, coming nearly two years since it opened its doors at its […]

Movenpick to manage Golden Group’s hotel at Al Mawaleh

Golden Group Holding  signed a hotel management agreement with Movenpick Hotels & Resorts to manage Movenpick Hotel Muscat at Al Mawaleh within the mixed-use project. The project includes a four-star Movenpick Hotel, modern offices, luxury apartments and retail outlets. The project has a total area of 16,000 square metres and a total investment of OMR60 […]

Preferred Hotels & Resorts to promote Omran-owned Atana hotels internationally

Omran, Oman’s tourism development company, signed an agreement with Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, to provide sales, marketing, and distribution support to Atana Hotels in Oman. The strategic decision is set to highlight Musandam, one of Oman’s most idyllic areas, and support the long-term tourism goals of the Sultanate. Owned […]

Alila Jabal Akhdar internationally recognised as Oman’s Top Resort

Alila Jabal Akhdar, the boutique resort by Omran, Oman’s tourism development company, has been named as the top Oman resort and ranked 3rd in the Middle East in the internationally recognised, Condé Nast Traveler Middle East, Readers’ Choice awards, 2017. Setting the benchmark for international travel destinations, the Alila Jabal Akhdar showcases the natural beauty […]

Shifting into top gear

Oman is making tourism a central plank of its economic strategy, as the country braces itself for a post-oil future pursuing its diversification drives with a renewed sense of urgency. Muhammed Nafie reports “We then set out for the country of Oman and arrived there after six days’ travelling. It is a fertile land, with […]

Her Excellency Maitha Saif Al Mahrouqi inspects Saraya Bandar Jissah

Her Excellency Maitha Saif Al Mahrouqi conducted a field visit to the Saraya Banda Jissah project, accompanied by experts from the Ministry of Tourism. Her Excellency took a tour of the entire project to review the latest devel-opments, met the project management team and discussed the launch of the first phase. Built on government-owned land, […]