The Wave, Muscat ties with Kempinski Hotels
Muscat, September 1, 2008
The Wave, Muscat has signed a hotel management and ancillary agreement with Kempinski Hotels for a new Kempinski Hotel in Muscat.
Eng. Abdulla Bin Abbas Bin Ahmed, chairman of the board of directors at The Wave, Muscat, and Reto Wittwer, president and CEO, Kempinski Hotels, signed the agreement. The ceremony was attended by senior officials from The Wave, Muscat and Kempinski Hotels.
“Kempinski will be a new and exciting addition to Omani hospitality. The facilities provided by Kempinski will be of the highest standards and their presence will enrich not only the lives of the residents of The Wave, Muscat but also of the residents of Muscat itself,” said Nick Smith, CEO, The Wave, Muscat.
“The Wave, Muscat represents Kempinski’s entry into Oman and we are thrilled to be part of this distinguished and cosmopolitan development. At Kempinski we are very discerning about the properties we add to our portfolio and we feel our presence within this unique development will further reinforce our expansion plans in the Middle East,' said Reto Wittwer, president and CEO, Kempinski Hotels.
'Oman is well on the way to become the next fashionable destination, with vast potential in terms of tourism growth and a defining strategy geared towards the niche and upper end of the market.'
'With the added attraction of Oman’s rich cultural heritage and breathtaking scenery, we anticipate a great deal of interest in this stunning new Kempinski property in The Wave, Muscat,” he added.
The Wave, Muscat, is a joint venture between Oman’s Waterfront Investments, National Investment Funds Company and UAE based Majid Al Futtaim Group.-TradeArabia News Service