Oman Hotels & Tourism Company has announced pumping RO100m to build new 3 and 4- star hotels in a number of governorates and regions, within the company’s 5-years business plan 2017-2021.
On the sidelines of a press conference held at the Tulip Inn Downtown, Oman Hotels revealed the new Brand that is developed to present the company’s objectives and attitudes in the future. The new brand has been tailor made to combine modernity and heritage to showcase the links between the history of Oman and the company’s history that goes back to more than 45 years.
The Chairman Mohamed bin Abdullah al Khonji affirmed at the press conference that Oman Hotels will ink required agreements for inaugurating the first two projects within two months; which are a 4-star hotel at Al Khuwair which is planned to accommodates 220 hotel rooms with a total cost of RO13m, and a 3-star hotel at al Duqm with a cost of RO7m and accommodating 200 hotel rooms.
According to Al Khonji, the five-years plan targets building world class high standards 2000 hotel rooms through close cooperation with the international branded companies; based on the strong belief of Oman Hotels on the important role to be played by the private sector to match the development in tourism sector.
We are very keen to have our products compatible with the Islamic Law- Sharia. Our past experiences at hotel management approved that we are very successful at this attitude. Throughout the past years, we have invested in many projects that achieved great success that encourage us to build more projects that can contribute to the development of the tourism sector and fulfill the increased needs.
We carry out many studies and research for tourism attitudes and market, population growth, urban directions and the needs of specific regions before starting in our projects to make sure that our efforts will make all success required to maintain and strength our reputation as a leading company in the field of tourism investments in the Sultanate”, said, Al Khonji.
The chairman highlighted that the company supports the government’s attitudes that enhance the partnership with the private sector in a number of fields and that there are big efforts to support omaniztion and supporting the SMEs through training and developing the skills and knowledge of the Omani cadres.
Al Khonji said, “The new brand reflects the continued developments in tourism sector and presents the long history of the company that goes back to 45 years”.