By Sam Bridge
New luxury hotel, residences project is expected to play a major role in boosting Oman's tourism and property sectors
Oman's upcoming luxury destination, The Mandarin Oriental, Muscat, has taken a major step forward as main construction works officially commenced.
Senior executives from Eagle Hills Muscat, a partnership between Eagle Hills Abu Dhabi and Izz International, broke ground on the flagship project, which will bring one of the world’s most luxurious hotels and the first ever branded residences to Oman.
The Mandarin Oriental comprises two major waterfront developments – The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Muscat and The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Muscat – and is expected to play a major role in boosting the country’s tourism and property sectors.
Low Ping, CEO of Eagle Hills, said: “The Mandarin Oriental, Muscat will introduce an entirely new concept of luxury living to Oman. With exquisite interiors, unparalleled sea views and iconic opulence, this new development is set to become a waterfront sanctuary right in the heart of the dynamic Muscat city.
"This is a very exciting day for us, as we celebrate this significant milestone in our journey to redefine authentic luxury and promote the concept of integrated hospitality and residential development in Oman and across Eagle Hills’ global portfolio.”
Mohammed Al Busaidi, CEO of Izz International, added: “We are committed to delivering progress and the highest quality of property developments in the sultanate, in line with the country’s economic growth strategies. We are therefore very proud to be part of this major development that will deliver a world-class destination and play a key role in further strengthening the country’s tourism sector.”
Eagle Hills Muscat has recently awarded the main works contract for the project to Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Oman.
L&T will carry out the overall construction on site, which includes a 150-key hotel, 156 branded residences, as well as 1,622 sq m of retail.
The Mandarin Oriental, Muscat, is located on the coast of the prestigious Shatti Al Qurum district.
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