Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) has announced that a new Ibis Hotel will be part of the Madinat Al Irfan development. Omran notes that several other projects are also planned for the development, which is home to the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC).
The new hotel is expected to have up to 282 rooms and will be adjacent to the OCEC. In addition, a new building which can be leased by commercial establishments will also be built, the statement said. The net leasable area of the building is said to be approximately 16,000sqm and will house Omran’s own head office.
“We encourage the investment community to take advantage of this opportunity in this world-class, evolving area which enjoys a strategic location at the heart of Muscat, creating a modern urban destination for visitors, residents and businesses. Madinat Al Irfan East is a vibrant area that encompasses the country’s new events hub, Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre Precinct, which is linked to the new Crowne Plaza Muscat OCEC Hotel and Muscat’s first JW Marriot Hotel. This is in addition to the Business Park which is designed to house the offices of leading corporations – and currently home to the new Omantel headquarters. OMRAN is now offering investors a unique opportunity to invest in this ideal and innovative business environment,” said Salah Salim Al Ghazali, VP of development partnerships and investment relations at Omran.
Omran says that it has a proven track record of delivering and managing sustainable and authentic tourism assets, lifestyle communities and destinations that are aligned with Oman’s National Tourism Strategy 2040. The company notes that it is actively involved in strategic partnerships with renowned regional and international investors to create sustainable socio-economic benefits for the country.
A company spokesperson added, “Omran creates sustainable and authentic tourism assets, lifestyle communities and destinations that drive economic growth and contribute to the diversification of the economy. We achieve our mandate by acting alone or as a catalyst in bringing together the strength of government with the entrepreneurship of the private sector. We work with all stakeholders, partners, SMEs and local communities to ensure a positive physical, social, economic contribution to both the environment and people’s lives while respecting the traditional culture and environmental values of Oman. We are inspired by Oman’s beauty, peace and hospitality.”