Omani developer to build first Rotana in Muscat

Sundus Investments Projects has announced that it has signed a deal with hotels group Rotana to develop a new four-star hotel at Airport Heights in Bousher, Muscat.

The company said that the hotel – to be known as the Sundus Rotana – would be built close to Muscat’s international airport and will complete in the first quarter of 2015.

The hotel will have 245 rooms spread across four floors. It will contain retail units at ground floor level selling fashion accessories and jewellery and will also have a ballroom, executive boardroom, seven conference rooms. restaurants, a spa, swimming pool and fitness centre.

Sundus said the project was one of a series of developments it plans to “significantly complement the hospitality landscape in the region”.

The company’s chairman Mohammed Mahfood Saad Al Ardhi said: “In a growing economy such as Oman, tourism is an emerging sector requiring huge investments.

“Rotana, as a brand, is synonymous with uncompromising world-class standards. This reflects the vision we share for Sundus Rotana – ensuring excellence, convenience and perfection in every detail. We are proud that the leading hotel operator in the region has become integral to that very ambition.”

Selim El Zyr, President and CEO of Rotana, said: “Sundus Rotana Hotel will serve as a one-stop destination for visitors to Muscat, drawing in people from all over the region to witness the splendour that is characteristic of the city.

“Sundus Rotana by Rotana Hotels is the first property to open in Muscat and our 71st in the region under the Rotana Hotels & Resorts by Rotana brand, which is set for incredible growth in the upcoming years.”