AccorHotels set to make a mark in Oman
The first ibis Styles will be opened at Sultanate of Oman as AccorHotels has signed agreement with the Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran). The hotel which will be opening by 2020 will have 280 standard rooms with design and facilities that symbolize ibis Styles. This will be the first internationally branded economy hotel in the OCEC master development (Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre), giving a strong foothold for AccorHotels in Oman.
OCEC is Oman’s largest and only dedicated meeting, conference, incentive and exhibition destination with superior design and state of the art convention infrastructure. The ibis Styles all-inclusive breakfast package will be served o the guests at the all-day dining restaurant with snacks and refreshments at the Sports bar. The hotel will be opened with well equipped gym and swimming pool facilities.
“As one of our most dynamic economy brands within our global portfolio, I am excited to announce that ibis Styles Muscat will be the first of its kind in Oman. What makes this so remarkable and relevant is that ibis Styles Muscat will be a perfect complement to the new state-of-the-art Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC), with its value positioning, eclectic design and genuine hospitality, which will appeal to a wide range of clientele and will further widen the Mice market in this destination,” said Olivier Granet, CEO of AccorHotels Middle East and Africa (MEA).
“This partnership with AccorHotels to introduce ibis Styles to Oman remains in line with our wider strategy to grow and fully develop the tourism and travel sector in the country. The OCEC is positioning Muscat as a leading business tourism destination in the Middle East, opening the doors to travellers who have not had Muscat on their destination list before. This will contribute to Oman’s overall economic growth through increased visitor spend and new job opportunities,” said Peter Walichnowski, CEO of Omran
Ibis Styles Muscat is just a five-minute drive away from new Muscat International Airport, connecting city’s key spots and business districts, which in turn will be beneficial to the tourism sector. Currently eight properties of AccorHotels are under operation and in pipeline in the Sultanate.