Oman’s Tourism Development Company (OMRAN) has confirmed that it has completed the first phase of its hotel upgrade at its InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) Muscat property.
The renovation process undertaken by OMRAN in collaboration with InterContinental Muscat will upgrade the 40-year-old hotel, which will allow it to match the quality of the newest five-star hotels in Oman.
As part of the first phase completion, a total of 80 rooms have been upgraded with new interiors. According to OMRAN, the r
OMRAN’s CEO Peter Walichnowski said investing in renovations and upgrades for both the interior and exterior areas will retain the hotel’s “premier market position”.
The upgrade programme will be executed over a number of years so that customers will not be inconvenienced and will ensure a smooth transition from old to new,” said Walichnowski. “This urban regeneration project is also needed to make sure that the InterContinental hotel integrates properly with the high-quality projects that have just been completed next to it being the Royal Opera House Muscat expansion and OMRAN’s new W Muscat Hotel”.
According to OMRAN, the new rooms will feature king or twin beds, and will have a turquoise overtone, which will be suited for business and leisure travellers.
The rooms will also be equipped with a guest room management system that controls lighting scenes and thermo regulation settings and motion sensors are built-in the glass panels.
IHG Oman’s regional general manager Thierry Perrot said: “InterContinental Muscat continues to reinvent itself for the needs of today’s travellers with these series of room enhancements. The hotel was thoughtfully redesigned with today’s modern travellers in mind and a reflection of the country’s standing as a world-class destination complemented by the Omani hospitality and heritage.”