ASAAS awards building contracts for two hotels in Oman

Muscat National Development and Investment Company has awarded the contracts as part of Hayy Al Sharq’s first phase

Muscat National Development and Investment Company (ASAAS) has awarded the contracts for the construction of two Rotana-branded hotels. Located in South Al Batinah, the hotels are part of ASAAS’s entertainment destination, Hayy Al Sharq, reported the Oman Observer.

Omani construction firm, Subhiah Trading and Contracting LLC, was selected by ASAAS to build two hotels in the sultanate. A 247-key three-star property under the ‘Arjaan by Rotana’ brand, and a 263-keys four-star hotel under the ‘Reyhaan by Rotana’ brand. Both properties are part of Hayy Al Sharq’s phase one offerings and will be completed by the first quarter of 2020.

According to official reports, Hayy Al Sharq is a one-of-a-kind destination, anchored by an integrated theme park, wildlife, and water park and edutainment centre. It will also feature a collection of three, four and five-star hotels, residential clusters, and a wide array of dining and leisure options. Additionally, the developer has also inked an agreement with retailer Carrefour, represented by Majid Al Futtaim Group.

The sprawling facility has been master-planned by Singapore-based Surbana Jurong, one of Asia’s largest urban and infrastructure development consultants. Meanwhile, ASAAS is also expected to award the operation and maintenance contract to a US-based group.

ASAAS has investments worth $2.59 billion in various stages of conceptualisation, design, development, and operation encompassing tourism, transportation, logistics and healthcare sectors in the country.

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