Millennium & Copthorne has signed an agreement
with Shaza Muscat Company (SMC) to manage and operate a
Sharia-compliant five-star property, the Muscat Grand Millennium
Muscat Grand Millennium Hotel is scheduled to open in 2014
and will be M&Cís second hotel in Oman. The first , the Millennium
Resort Mussanah, opened in February 2011.
Mr Kwek Leng Beng, Chairman of M&C
said, ďThere is great potential in Oman. With increasing
interest in the region, Muscat has seen strong growth in their
tourism numbers. The Muscat Grand Millennium hotel will cater
to this growing industry and will further strengthen M&Cís
foothold in the Middle East.Ē
With a planned footprint of 56,162 sqm, the family
and business hotel will include 324 rooms and suites set in an
Arabic and global design.
The hotel will comprise a ballroom
with capacity for up to 1,000 guests in addition to a large
pre-function room, VIP rooms and Majlis.
In addition, it will
have eight dedicated board rooms and meeting rooms for corporate
events and two full sized swimming pools.
Located 16 km from
both the Muscat International Airport and the Central Business District, the hotel is connected to the Muscat Grand Mall by a sky
On being a Sharia-compliant hotel where alcohol will
not be served, Abdul Rahman Awadh Barham, a board member of SMC, said, ďThis is not downgrading the hotel by any means, rather
it is upgrading it to a better lifestyle.Ē
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