New hotels to check out in Oman this year
January 7, 2019 | 9:59 PM
by Times News Service
The expansion of Oman’s hotel facilities will add hundreds of new rooms in 2019.

Muscat: Several hotels due to open in 2019 are set to boost the Sultanate’s tourism sector by catering to its surge in visitors.

The expansion of Oman’s hotel facilities is set to be underlined by the completion of the Hilton Garden Inn, the House Hotel, and the five-star Jumeirah Muscat Bay and Sahab Resort & Spa, Jabal Akhdar, in 2019.

The hotels will add hundreds of rooms to the Sultanate’s burgeoning hotel industry.

The Hilton Garden Inn, located in Al Khuwair, is expected to open in the second quarter of 2019, the Ministry of Tourism confirmed. The three-star property will add 232 rooms.

Jumeirah Muscat Bay in the Governorate of Muscat is another major hotel set to open this year, with its launch expected in the fourth quarter of 2019. The five-star property has been designed as a retreat on the waterfront, with the aim of offering guests luxury amidst nature.

In the northern city of Sohar, yet another hotel is set to add an additional 65 rooms.

Homes Hotel (Funduq Al Manazil in Arabic), in the Falaj Al Qabail area of Wilayat Sohar, is a three-star hotel due to be completed in March.

In the green mountains, four-star Sahab Resort & Spa is being launched by Al Nahda Hotels & Resorts with Royal Court Affairs as owner and managed by Sulaiman Yayahei as Investment Advisor.

The resort is strategically located at the edge of a canyon, offering breath-taking views over the Jabal Akhdar (Green Mountain) plateau and valleys in the western Al Hajar mountain range.

The authentic Omani resort, built with natural, unpolished stone still retains impressions of the many fossils dating thousands of years, mined from the mountains of Jabal Akhdar.

It features 27 rooms; a heated swimming pool for adults and children; a heated baby pool; a children’s play area; the URU spa; a 70-seat indoor restaurant; and a 60-seat open-air dining area by the pool.

Krishna Suri, Sahab Resort & Spa, Resorts Group Director Quality Assurance & Projects, said, “We are privileged being the official operators of the exclusive four-star Sahab Hotel, and look forward to globally showcasing Oman’s historical beauty. This takes us a step further in our growth and expansion plans.”

Yayahei, Investment Advisor, Royal Court Affairs, said, “It is a pleasure having the Al Nahda Hotels & Resorts Group, an Omani home-grown, professional company, with years of experience and understanding of the Omani culture and topography, operate our first joint venture; we look forward to future business expansion with this professional group.”

Oman has continued to gain acclaim as a haven for tourists in the Middle East and North Africa.

CNN listed Oman as one of its must-visit places of 2019. Additionally, United Kingdom-based newspaper the Financial Times chose the Sultanate as one of the world’s top tourism destinations for 2019.

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