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Hotel management chain from Thailand boosts Oman presence
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Tourism boost: Centara Hotels & Resorts signs pact to manage Al Hail property in Muscat


Thailand’s leading hotel operator Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced the signing of a Hotel Management Agreement (HMA) for an existing Omani-owned property located at Al Hail in Muscat Governorate.


Management of the 64-key Al Hail Waves will come into effect on January 1, 2022, after which Centara will start to refurbish the property to align with Centara’s brand and operational standards while it remains in operation, the Thai hospitality management firm said in a press statement.


Al Hail Waves belongs to Ibn Saleh Al Hashmi Construction (ISAHC), an Omani firm that owns a portfolio including hotels, private villas, and residential buildings.


“We are proud and excited to launch our third hotel in Oman, a country blessed with stunning nature, fascinating historical sites, and rich cultural heritage. The Omani government has laid out an ambitious roadmap to achieve long term goals set forth in the Omani Tourism Strategy, and with Ibn Saleh Al Hashmi Construction as our partner, we are confident that we will attract discerning travellers with our sharing, caring family values,” said Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer, Centara Hotels & Resorts.


Significantly, Al Hail Waves managed by Centara will be ISAHC’s third project awarded to Centara after Muscat Dunes Hotel and Centara Muscat Hotel Oman.


“For our latest hospitality project in Oman, we are delighted to work once again with Centara Hotels & Resorts. We share the same position of leadership in everything we do, supported by a common vision of sustainable growth. We have confidence in the group’s international sales and marketing expertise and look forward to a continued journey of success as we offer visitors an appealing choice of top-class hotels in Oman,” said Abdullah Saleh Saif al Hashmi, Chairman of Ibn Saleh Al Hashmi Construction.


The hotel’s 64 holiday residences include Standard Rooms (20 – 26 sqm) designed for modern living and Studios (35 – 40 sqm) which come fully furnished with facilities including a kitchenette. The largest two-Bedroom Apartments measure 84 sqm and feature separate lounge and dining areas, as well as amenities and modern comforts for long stays and travelling families.


Other facilities at Al Hail Waves managed by Centara include an all-day dining restaurant, a swimming pool overlooking the Arabian Sea, fully equipped gym, as well as two meeting rooms to accommodate events of up to 150 guests.


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