Kempinski Hotel, Muscat
A new luxury Kempinski Hotel is currently being built in Al Mouj, Muscat with an opening date of mid-2017. Al Mouj is a newly developed premium community running parallel to six kilometres of stunning coastline and contains luxury hotels, residential properties, green spaces, inland waterways and a PGA standard 18-hole golf course designed by Greg Norman. The hotel itself boasts 310 rooms, three swimming pools, ten dining venues and is only 20 minutes from the impressive new Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre. Rooms start from £214 www.kempinski.com.
dusitD2 Palm Mall Muscat
The dusitD2 Palm Mall Muscat, scheduled for completion in 2017, will be located within the mixed-use Palm Mall development that will offer unique attractions including Oman’s first snow village and the Sultanate’s largest aquarium with select rooms having stunning views over them. The upscale hotel will offer approximately 150 guest rooms and 100 luxury suites together with meeting rooms and a ballroom to cater for corporate groups and special events. Other leisure facilities will include a gym, spa and pool and an enticing array of culinary offerings.
Omran, set up by the Government of Oman, develops and manages some of the largest tourism projects in Oman. The W Hotel in Muscat is one of Omrans’s major projects and is being developed jointly with the Starwood Hotels Group. The hotel will include 290 rooms, health clubs, retail outlets, ballrooms and conference rooms making it an ideal location for business travellers to Oman. The hotel will open to the public in 2017.
Crowne Plaza Hotel
The 296-room hotel will be the second Crowne Plaza hotel in Muscat and the fourth Crowne Plaza hotel in Oman. The new-build property will feature extensive meeting and event facilities with a separate function centre that will include a glamorous ballroom with terrace, a boardroom and three large meeting rooms. The hotel will also benefit from five restaurants, including a rooftop restaurant where guests will be able to take in picturesque Muscat views. There will be extensive leisure and fitness facilities add to the hotel’s appeal: private outdoor relaxation zones with female and male Jacuzzi pools, 150 square metre fitness zone, two pools and a children’s playground.