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Tue, 8 May 2018

Mandarin Oriental Signs Hotel and Residences in Muscat, Oman

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 events.

The group will also manage 155 Residences at Mandarin Oriental, which will feature private apartments ranging in size from 75 to 260 square metres.

Mandarin Oriental Muscat. Click to enlarge.

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.”

Mandarin 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.”

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