IHG to open fourth Crowne Plaza in Oman in 2016

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) signed an agreement with the Oman Tourism Development Company SAOC (Omran) to open the Crowne Plaza Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, Muscat.

The 296-room hotel will be the second Crowne Plaza hotel in the capital and the fourth Crowne Plaza hotel in Oman. The new-build property will have meeting and event facilities with a separate function center that will include a ballroom with terrace, a boardroom and three meeting rooms.

The hotel will also benefit from five food and beverage outlets, including a rooftop restaurant with Muscat views. Leisure and fitness facilities are included, such as private outdoor relaxation zones with female and male Jacuzzi pools, a 1,614-square-foot fitness zone, two pools and a children’s playground.

The new property is a part of Omran’s Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC) development which is due for completion in 2016. Ten minutes from Muscat International Airport, the mixed-use, purpose-built precinct will have an exhibition center with over 230,000 square feet of exhibition space. The OCEC overlooks a Wadi (a natural waterway) and extensive parklands, and will also include a shopping center and grade-A business park.

The signing marks IHG’s eighth property in the Sultanate of Oman, with four properties already operating in the city.

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