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Thai operator to run upscale hotel in Muscat's Palm Mall project

Dusit picked to run 150-key hotel scheduled to open in 2017 as part of project to include Oman's first snow village

Thai operator to run upscale hotel in Muscat's Palm Mall project
An artists impression of the snow village which will form part of the Palm Mall project alongside the Dusit hotel.

A Thailand-based hotel group has signed an agreement to manage a new property in Muscat as part of the Palm Mall project which will include Oman's first snow village.

Dusit International will run the dusitD2 Palm Mall Muscat, which is scheduled for completion in 2017, after inking a deal with the Al Jarwani Group.

The upscale hotel will feature about 150 guest rooms and 100 suites with some rooms offering views of the mall's aquarium and snow village.

Leisure facilities will include a gym, spa and pool, while meeting rooms and a ballroom will cater for business guests and special events.

"We are excited to add Oman to our list of international destinations, further strengthening Dusit's presence in the GCC region," Dusit managing director and CEO Chanin Donavanik.

"We are confident that alongside our partners at Al Jarwani Group, we will be able to make this hotel a great success and a new landmark in the region."

Mahmood Al Jarwani, chairman of Al Jarwani Group, added: "We are very happy to join hands with Dusit International. The Sultanate of Oman will soon experience the unmatched hospitality and service that is the signature of the Dusit Group. We intend to take this strategic relationship forward, creating more unique projects that add value to the growing Omani tourism sector."

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