Coral Muscat property set for Q2 launch
Muscat, January 6, 2014
UAE-based Hospitality Management Holdings said work at its 4-star deluxe property, Coral Muscat Hotel & Apartments, was at an advanced stage and would be completed by the second quarter of 2014.
The leading UAE-based hospitality chain said the Omani project was one of the five properties scheduled to open this year under the HMH banner and will be a flagship hotel for Coral Hotels & Resorts in Muscat.
Commenting on the progress, CEO Laurent A. Voivenel said the construction had really picked up pace over the last few months and it was wonderful to see the building taking shape.
Owned by Mustafa Sultan Enterprises, Coral Muscat is located in Qurum merely 20 minutes-drive away from Muscat airport and enjoys close proximity to diplomatic and commercial city centre offering easy access to major corporations and ministerial buildings.
Other attractions in the vicinity include Sabco Shopping Centre, Royal Opera House, Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Sultan Ahmed Forces Museum, Sultan Qaboos Mosque, Qurum Beach, Port Sultan Qaboos and Muttrah Souq.
"The developers have done a fantastic job and we are confident Coral Muscat Hotel & Apartments will turn out to be a preferred address for both corporate and leisure travelers to the city," added Laurent.
According to him, the Muscat property was being developed as a deluxe 4-star property and was part of a shopping arcade and multiplex.
Laurent said the hotel featured 88 beautifully furnished apartments including 56 two-bedroom & 32 one-bedroom units.
"On site will be an international all-day-dining restaurant, pool deck and lounge, terrace lounge, superb meeting venues for small to medium sized conferences as well as excellent leisure and fitness facilities such as a fully-equipped gymnasium, aerobics room and swimming pool," he added.
Laurent pointed out that Muscat was one of the most promising destinations in the GCC and had the strongest performing hotel market in Oman, with occupancy rates exceeding 60 per cent in the first half of 2013, closely followed by Musandam and Dhofar.
"We are truly excited to be here and the property represents the success of our brand expansion in the GCC," he added.-TradeArabia News Service