Kempinski to open at The Wave, Muscat
Five-star hotel with 309 rooms, 77 apartments to complete by H2 2015
The developer of The Wave, Muscat mixed-use project has agreed a deal with The Omani Hospitality Company to develop a new five-star Kempinski hotel project within the development.
The hotel will contain 309 hotel rooms and 77 separate hotel apartments overlooking the beachfront. It will be built on a 42,250m2 plot to a height of six storeys, which is in keeping with the surrounding development.
It will have 12 different bar and restaurant outlets and four retail units.
Construction of the new hotel will begin during the first quarter of 2013 and will complete in the second half of 2015.
The agreement was signed at a ceremony last week attended by The Wave, Muscat CEO Michael Lenarduzzi, Omani Hospitality Co board member Abeer Mohamed Al Abduwani and Kempinski's regional president Ulrich Eckhardt.
Sultan bin Hamdoon Al Harthy, Chairman of The Wave, Muscat, said: “Kempinski’s outstanding track record of hospitality expertise will bring a new and distinguished addition to the Omani hospitality and tourism sector.
"When operational, the hotel will be a remarkable landmark in the city and will significantly support the promotion of Muscat as a tourist destination.