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CW Oman Awards 2019: Voltas wins prize for Kempinski Hotel Muscat

Indian contractor wins second prize with hospitality project at gala ceremony held in the Omani capital on 25 March, 2019

Voltas Oman worked on the Kempinski Hotel Muscat.
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Voltas Oman worked on the Kempinski Hotel Muscat.

Voltas Oman has won the Hospitality Project of the Year award at the Construction Week Oman Awards 2019 for its work on the Kempinksi Hotel & Apartments in Muscat.

One judge from this year’s panel lauded the project’s “truly fabulous design” that showcases both “innovation and creativity”.

The judge added: “Most significant [are] the sustainable initiatives to reduce [the project’s] impact on the environment.”

In addition to 310 rooms and suites, the hotel features 10 restaurants and bars, a health club, a kids club, a spa, and 11 function rooms. Designed by Woods Bagot, the five star property officially opened in April 2018.

Highly commended in this year’s category was the W Hotel Muscat by government-owned Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran).

To ensure that strict standards regarding health and safety were upheld at all times, Omran said it adopted a set of core values that emphasise "international performance standards in the areas of sustainability, health and safety, labour practices, and philanthropy" to develop its key schemes.

Voltas Oman's hospitality award was its second win on the evening.

Also shortlisted for hospitality honours were projects such as Crown Plaza Muscat's renovation, nominated once each by Douglas OHI and Hoehler + alSalmy; Mysk by Shaza (Voltas); and Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre Package 4: Hotel 1 by Murray Roberts and Bahwan Contracting Company.

The Construction Week Oman Awards 2019 were supported by platinum sponsor S&T Interiors and Contracting; gold sponsor HFW; heavy commercial vehicles partners Mohsin Haider Darwish and Ford Trucks; supporting sponsor CIOB; show partner The Big Show Oman; and intelligence sponsor ProTenders.

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