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Omran renovates 40-year-old IHG Muscat hotel

Omran renovates 40-year-old IHG Muscat hotel

Government-backed tourism company completes phase one of a major facelift for the decades-old Omani hotel

Omran is the Omani government-backed body in charge of developing tourism.
Omran is the Omani government-backed body in charge of developing tourism.

State-owned Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) has upgraded InterContinental (IHG) Muscat's interior design with turquoise overtones and accents of velvet upholstery.

In collaboration with IHG, 80 rooms have been renovated. These aesthetic enhancements come after IGH Muscat added a porte-cochere, concierge lounge, and a café to the five-star Muscat complex.

Guests travelling during Eid Al Fitr will be among the first to experience the upgraded rooms.

IHG Muscat was the first international hotel to open in Muscat and after 40 years was in need of a an upgrade in order to complete with ultra-modern hospitality projects rising up in Oman.

“Being the very first international hotel to open in the country, we are committed to making sure that this hotel retains its premier market position by investing in renovations and upgrades for both the interior and exterior,” said Peter Walichnowski, Omran CEO.

“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, such as the Royal Opera House Muscat expansion and Omran’s new W Muscat Hotel”.

IGH Muscat rooms have been also equipped with sophisticated digital features, in addition to the sof furnishing in turquois hues.

The windows, for example, are fitted with motion seniors to detect when guests enter the room, which allows for better  temperature and lighting regulation.

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