1,500 hotel rooms to open in Oman in the next 5 years


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Over the next 5 years, more than 1,500 rooms will be added in Oman with many Rotana Hotels slated to be built in Muscat, Sohar and Salalah.

Chairman of Rotana, Nasser Al Nowais at a signing event between Golden Group of Companies and Taameer Investment SAOC announced that there are plans to build three, four and five star categories hotels.

Chairman of Rotana said that this project would provide new job opportunities for Omanis and help them cultivate and develop their skills in tourism and hospitality sector.

“Signing the agreement with Rotana Hotels coincides with the operation of Salalah International Airport and completing the main stages in the expansion of Muscat International Airport, which shall create a qualitative leap in the number of flights coming to the Sultanate. This requires doubling residence and hotel service,” Suleiman bin Masood Al Harthi, Taameer CEO stated.

“There are 297 hotels across all governorates of the Sultanate. Hotels in Oman have 15,424 rooms with a relatively high growth rate of 7.3% during 2014 compared to the previous year,” said Maitha bint Saif Al Mahrouqi, Under Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism while affirming that Rotana hotels form an appreciated qualitative addition to hotel activity in the Sultanate.