Oman’s first Marriott-branded hotel to open early 2019

Oman’s first Marriott-branded hotel to open early 2019

Muscat’s JW Marriott Hotel, the first Marriott-branded hotel in Oman, is set to welcome guests by early 2019, according to a recent announcement from Omran, the Sultanate of Oman’s national tourism development firm. It is located within the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) complex and construction is expected to be completed by year-end.

JW Marriott Hotel will be the second hotel to open in the OCEC precinct after the launch of Kempinski Hotel Muscat early this year.

Situated in the eastern area of Madinat Al Irfan, the 305-room property sits right in the heart of Muscat’s new metropolitan development.

With over 1,200 square meters of flexible function space directly connected to the OCEC, the JW Marriott Hotel promises to be a welcome addition to our list of MICE-perfect hotels in the destination. In addition, the property has two grand ballrooms, six meeting and boardrooms, tailored menus and bespoke wedding services, and a multilingual and experienced team.

The new hotel will also feature five restaurants and lounges as well as over 700 square meters of health and leisure facilities, including a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness centre, sublime spa that features sauna facilities, a juice bar and three outdoor swimming pools.

Salah Al Ghazali, Head of Development Partnerships & Investment Relations at OMRAN, said, “This highly anticipated project not only supports the tourism sector by providing a wider variety of extra rooms and premium lifestyle facilities, but it will also be essential to the overall fabric of the city and Madinat Al Irfan components, especially the OCEC Development.”

Madinat Al Irfan, which is a multi-use district next to the OCEC, is the Sultanate’s largest urban development project and is set to contribute to Oman Vision 2040. The eastern area currently being developed by OMRAN is located just minutes from the newly opened Muscat International Airport.

Source: Omran