By Sam Bridge
When it opens in 2024, Courtyard by Marriott Nizwa Resort will offer flexible spaces to work, network and relax
The Royal Oman Police Pension Fund has inked a deal with Marriott International to debut the Courtyard by Marriott brand in Nizwa, Oman.
When it opens in 2024, Courtyard by Marriott Nizwa Resort will offer flexible spaces to work, network and relax, a statement said, adding that the resort will be located along the Muscat-Nizwa highway, in close proximity to key tourist sites including Jabal Akhdar, Jabal Shams, Nizwa Souk and Fort Nizwa.
Abdullah Al Jahwary, assistant general Manager, Royal Oman Police Pension Fund said: “Delivering on the Government’s vision of promoting the sultanate as a key destination on the world tourism map, we are pleased to announce our collaboration with Marriot International.
"The resort will be in the ancient city of Nizwa which is considered to be the ‘Cultural capital’ of the sultanate... This will also help to diversify and strengthen the national economy while providing enhanced employment opportunities for citizens and downstream social and economic benefits for the local community.”
Jerome Briet, chief development officer, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International said it will be the company's first property in Nizwa, which continues to grow as a key tourism hub for the country.
"Oman remains an important growth market for us in the region and we continue to look for opportunities to diversify our brand portfolio across the sultanate,” he added.
When the Courtyard by Marriott Nizwa Resort opens in 2024, it will comprise 200 rooms – including 30 chalets - with a signature spa, a fitness centre, swimming pool and a play area for kids.
It will also offer three food and beverage outlets, including a speciality restaurant, and a 500 sq m multi-purpose hall along with other flexible meeting and event spaces.
Nizwa is a city steeped in rich history and located at the base of the Western Hajjar mountains.For all the latest travel news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.