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Muriya Tourism to invest $70m in hotel room development

MUSCAT, August 24, 2017

Muriya Tourism Development Company, a leading integrated tourism project developer in Oman, continues to boost capacity in Hawana Salalah and Jebel Sifah with plans to invest an additional $30 million to $70 million in the development of hotel rooms and other facilities, said a report.

“We are adding close to 300 rooms in Salalah in the next few years. We are talking about $60-$70 million (additional investment in both resorts),” Times of Oman reported citing Ahmed Dabbous, chief executive officer of Muriya Tourism Development Company.

Currently, Muriya has some 900 hotel rooms – around 800 rooms in Hawana Salalah and close to 100 rooms in Jebel Sifah.

The number of hotel rooms at Muriya properties in four- and five-star categories will reach 1,000 by the end of the year, as the company adds 100 rooms in Fanar Hotel and Residences and 20 rooms in Rotana by the end of 2017, the report said.

There has been a strong demand for hotel rooms in Salalah during the Khareef season and winter with hotels even offering furnished villas outside of its property as serviced apartments for guests during the Khareef season, it said.

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