Mandarin Oriental has signed a deal to manage a
new resort and branded residences in Muscat, the capital of Oman.
Scheduled to open in 2021, Mandarin Oriental,
Muscat will feature 150 guestrooms and suites, five restaurants
and bars, a spa and an outdoor swimming pool. A variety of
banqueting and meeting spaces will accommodate social and business
The group will also manage 155 Residences at
Mandarin Oriental, which will feature private apartments ranging
in size from 75 to 260 square metres.
The property will be located on the beach in a
prime city location with a low-rise architectural design.
The developer is Eagle Hills Muscat, a private
real estate investment and development company.
“Muscat is an entrancing destination with
character, charm and an abundance of visitor attractions. We are
delighted to have the opportunity to expand our brand presence on
the Arabian Peninsula with this exciting project in partnership
with Eagle Hills,” said James Riley, Group Chief Executive of
Mandarin Oriental. “We look forward to bringing Mandarin
Oriental’s legendary service standards to Muscat.”
Oriental, Muscat is a 20-minute drive from the airport and is
based in a prestigious and central district with a mix of retail
and leisure facilities, including the nearby Royal Opera House,
the Grand Mosque and Muttrah, the city’s traditional souk.
“We are proud to be entering the Omani market,
with our first project in the country. As we take this step, we
are pleased to be working in partnership with Mandarin Oriental
Hotel Group, one of the most prestigious names in hospitality,”
said Low Ping, CEO of Eagle Hills. “We are confident that,
together, we will set new benchmarks for tourism and residential
living in Muscat.”