Omran announces three hotels for Madinat Al Irfan
Three luxury hotels, including a W Hotel, a JW Marriott, and a Crowne Plaza, are set to open by the end of 2018 as part of Omran's Madinat Al Irfan Urban Development
Three luxury hotels, boasting a combined total of 900 rooms, are set to open by the end of 2018 as part of Omran’s Madinat Al Irfan Urban Development.
The resorts, which were announced by Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran), will include a W Hotel, a JW Marriott, and a Crowne Plaza.
The JW Marriott and Crowne Plaza hotels will open in 2017, according to Times of Oman. The five-star W Hotel, which will open in 2018, will be built as part of the Royal Opera House Muscat expansion.
Said bin Mohammed Al Qasmi, chief project officer and head of convention and exhibition centre development, said: “The opening of both JW Marriot at Crowne Plaza next year will continue the initial stage of phase 1 of this development, adding another dimension to the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC).
“The new business hub at Madinat Al Irfan Urban development is going to be extraordinary – a new urban fabric will be introduced into Muscat, offering a multitude of opportunities in Oman for residents and visitors alike,” he added.
The hotels will support the sultanate’s plan to expand its leisure, tourism, and meetings, incentives, conferences, and events (MICE) industries.
“The combination of new hotel rooms and the exhibition and conference facilities so close to Muscat International Airport underlines the prominent role the MICE industry is going to play in the mixed-use vision for Madinat Al Irfan,” said Al Qasmi.