InterContinental Hotels Group and Muscat Golf
Course Project LLC have signed a 20-year management agreement for
the InterContinental Muscat Hills Golf Resort in Oman.
during the 2012 Arabian Hotel Investment Conference in Dubai, the
hotel will form part of the Muscat Hills Golf and Country Club – a
1.2 million square metre development set in a unique hillside
location with spectacular panoramic mountain and sea views over
the Gulf of Oman.
Muscat Hills is a mixed use development with
upscale residential villas and apartments, an 18-hole championship
golf course, country club and hotel.
InterContinental Muscat Hills Golf Resort will
have a total of 250-rooms and four food and beverage outlets, a
fitness centre, spa and swimming pool.
The InterContinental team
will also manage the golf Club House located next door to the
hotel. The hotel and Club House are due to open in 2015 and the
project is projected to be worth a total of $90 Million (35
million Omani Riyals).
Jan Smits, IHG’s
Chief Executive for Asia, Middle East and Africa, said, “The
Muscat Hills development is already proving a great success and we
were eager to become a part of it. InterContinental Muscat Hills
Golf Resort will be a new type of resort for Muscat, offering
guests a range of sporting facilities in a spectacular setting.
This hotel will be a fantastic addition to our growing portfolio
in Oman and we look forward to its opening in 2015.”
IHG currently has four hotels in
Oman: InterContinental Muscat, Crowne Plaza Muscat, Crowne Plaza
Sohar and Crowne Plaza Salalah. The company has three further
hotels in the development pipeline, which when opened will nearly
double the number of rooms in the country under IHG’s brands.
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