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New Novotel Muscat Azaiba in Oman

AccorHotels has signed a management agreement with Al Anwar Holdings SAOG this week for a brand new hotel in Muscat in Oman. An agreement was signed for the Novotel Muscat Azaiba between by the Chairman of Al Anwar Holdings SAOG and chief executive officer of AccorHotels. The hotel will have 200 guest rooms, and will be located close to the international airport and the upcoming Mall of Oman.

New Novotel Muscat Azaiba in Oman

AccorHotels has announced that it will open a new hotel in Muscat, after signing an agreement with Al Anwar Holdings SAOG. The agreement for the new Novotel Muscat Azaiba was signed by Massoud Al Harthy, the Chairman of Al Anwar Holdings SAOG, and the chief executive officer of AccorHotels.

Located close to Muscat International Airport in the capital of Oman, the new hotel will have 200 guest rooms and suites. The property will cater for both leisure and business travellers, and is close to the upcoming Mall of Oman and Madinat Al Irfan development.

Masoud bin Humaid Al Harthy, from Al Anwar Holdings SAOG, commented: 

“As Oman takes great strides in economic diversification, we see a major opportunity to grow our portfolio through a focus on hospitality. The location of Novotel Muscat Azaiba on the Sultan Qaboos Road near Oman’s prestigious international convention centre positions it as a unique offering in the market.

“Partnering with AccorHotels was a natural choice for our move into hotel development, as we aim to work with a team who has strong track record and reputation as a leading travel and lifestyle group in the Middle East.”

Novotel Muscat Azaiba will have facilities including a modern fully-equipped gym, a lavish spa and a swimming pool. There will also be several dining outlets including a stylish lobby lounge and all-day dining restaurant. For business travellers, there will be meeting rooms for medium to large events, as well as serviced managed offices where foreign investors and travellers can work and stay together in the same hotel.

AccorHotels operates more than 100 hotels and resorts in the Middle East, with over 30,000 rooms. There are also 90 hotels under development in the region, and the company’s presence will double, bringing 50,000 rooms to the area. Novotel Muscat Azaiba will be operated under Al Anwar Hospitality SAOC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Al Anwar Holdings SAOG, which was established in 1994.

Muscat will have a new a state-of-art airport at the beginning of 2018, and there will be new routes launched from Oman Air and budget carrier Salam Air. The new terminal at the Muscat airport will also have the capacity to handle 12 million passengers every year.

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