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.