Avani to debut in Oman as part of $50m investment project
Minor Hotels announces debut Avani property in partnership with Safari International Group
Minor Hotels has signed a management agreement with Safari International Group for a new Avani hotel to be developed in Muscat, Oman.
Scheduled to open in 2020, the 250-key Avani Muscat Hotel will be located in Seeb to the west of the city, 15 minutes’ drive from Muscat International Airport.
The hotel will be connected via a sky bridge to the upcoming Al Araimi Boulevard Mall, which is currently being developed and is scheduled to open in 2018 with over 250 retail and dining outlets, a medical centre and a 10-screen cinema complex.
With a total development cost of $50m by Safari International Group, the new-build hotel will open in two phases.
The first phase will comprise 160 guest rooms and suites, an all-day dining restaurant, an Avani Pantry and a rooftop lounge.
Additional facilities will include a swimming pool and health club and a 1,000m2 ballroom and eight meeting rooms.
The second phase, which will commence two years after the main hotel opens, will offer a total of 90 serviced apartments including studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments, plus two 175m2 three-bedroom apartments.
Dillip Rajakarier, CEO Minor Hotels, commented, “Bringing AVANI to Oman is a key component of our strategic expansion plans and we are delighted to be partnering with Safari International Group to develop this exciting new addition to Muscat’s hotel scene.”
Minor Hotels currently operates 13 properties in the Middle East across four of its brands – Anantara, Avani, Tivoli and Oaks – and has a further strong pipeline in the region across these four brands.
Minor Hotels is a hotel owner, operator and investor with a current portfolio of 157 hotels and resorts in 24 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean.