Oman's Rotana Hotel at Salalah Beach opens following three month delay

A five-star hotel at an integrated tourism complex (ITC) in Oman opened three months later than planned.

Rotana Hotel at Salalah Beach was supposed to partially open on Christmas Day but fell behind due to supplier delays, according to Hamza Selim, CEO of developer Muriya, a joint venture of Orascom and Omran, the Oman government’s tourism development arm.

Instead a full opening has now taken place, with the original deadline meant to ensure proper lead up to Khareef season, which runs from June to September.

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“We pride ourselves in identifying desirable travel destinations and are excited to begin a new journey today at the first hotel to be operated by Rotana in Oman," said Omer Kaddouri, president & CEO of Rotana. "Not only does it take us one step closer to reaching our ultimate vision but it has strengthened the company’s standing as the leading hotel management company in the region.”

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