Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage a new resort and branded residences in Muscat, Oman, which is expected to open in 2021.
Mandarin Oriental, Muscat will feature 150 guestrooms and suites, five restaurants and bars, a Spa at Mandarin Oriental and an outdoor swimming pool.
A variety of banqueting and meeting spaces will accommodate social and business events.
The group will also manage 155 Residences at Mandarin Oriental, which will feature some of the most select private apartments in the capital ranging from 75 to 260 square metres.
The property will be located on the beach in a prime city location and the low-rise architectural design will take full advantage of the views over the Arabian sea.
The developer is Eagle Hills Muscat, a private real estate investment and development company.
“Muscat is an entrancing destination with character, charm and an abundance of visitor attractions.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to expand our brand presence on the Arabian Peninsula with this exciting project in partnership with Eagle Hills,” said James Riley, group chief executive of Mandarin Oriental.
“We look forward to bringing Mandarin Oriental’s legendary service standards to Muscat,” he added.
Muscat, the capital of Oman, is known as a showcase for the promotion and preservation of the natural environment, customs and traditions of the region.
Mandarin Oriental, Muscat is a 20- minute drive from the airport and is based in a prestigious and central district with a mix of retail and leisure facilities, including the nearby Royal Opera House, the Grand Mosque and Muttrah, the city’s traditional souk.
Eagle Hills is an Abu Dhabi based private real estate investment and development company focused on the development of new city hubs in high-growth international markets.
With a focus on developing large-scale real estate projects, Eagle Hills designs and implements mixed-use facilities that draw on the latest technologies to build smart and sustainable projects, adding significant value to the local economy.
The company is currently developing projects in Bahrain, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Serbia and UAE.