Celebrating 12 years of successful operations in Oman’s capital city, the Ramada Muscat announced an interior overhaul as well as additions to a multitude of facility upgrades, towards making guest experiences more favourable while visiting the Sultanate – whether for business or leisure.
The Ramada Muscat an international 4 star hotel located in the heart of the city is just a couple of minutes away from the beautiful Qurum beach, the Royal Opera House and 20 minutes from the Muscat International Airport.
In a press conference to announce the upgrade to the property, Al Sayyid Munther Bin Saif Bin Hamed Al Busaidi, Managing Director of Ikhtiar Group, commented, “As a part of Oman’s Vision 2020, tourism is expected to contribute 9.2% to the economy making it the second most valuable source of income for the country after oil. In line with this purpose, the public and private sector need to do their bit to ensure that the infrastructure is ready and upto international standards – so as to develop as a regional and global tourist hub.”
He also added, “Just like any Ramada hotel, for over the past 12 years the Ramada Muscat has been drawing travelers because of our well-earned reputation for high-quality facilities and services. It gives us great pleasure to bring to our clients a renovated hotel with an array of additional facilities which will make Ramada their choice of stay every time they are in the Sultanate.”
Located in Shatti Al Qurum, the Ramada Muscat offers a range of upscale amenities, including 24-hour room service, free broadband wireless Internet connections, a restaurant, a lobby lounge, a swimming pool, a massage room, a fitness room, a business center, airport service, and a wide choice of meeting facilities.
Soha Abdel Kader, General Manager of the Ramada Muscat Hotel said, “As a boutique business hotel, our focus has been on customer service and making memorable experiences for clients. Having worked with a large number of public and private sector companies in Oman, the Ramada has built a reputation as a world-class property over the past 12 years.” She also added, “With the growth in business, we decided to undertake the renovation to ensure that our guests can experience the best of Oman and Ramada hospitality. We are happy to announce that a number of facilities such as the new restaurant, the lobby sports lounge and the massage room. In addition, we also offer an increased number of meeting rooms and a brand new executive lounge facility. Furthermore, the suites have seen a major upgrade and the lobby, coffee shop, and restaurant have been revamped. We invite everyone to visit and experience the fresh Ramada Muscat Hotel.”
The Ramada Muscat is an international four-star hotel and is a part of the chain of hotels, Ramada Worldwide, which is a leading hotel franchiser with hotels in 900 locations in more than 45 countries. Ramada Worldwide is a subsidiary of the hospitality firm Wyndham Worldwide. The Ramada Muscat Hotel in Oman is fully owned by Ikthiar Group of Companies, with the hotel starting operations in Muscat in October 2001.
Since then, it has been one of the key players in providing hospitality services in Muscat. The hotel has successfully catered to the needs of its wide segments, from the local community to the very strong government business, the corporate market in Oman as well as the international markets, whole promoting tourism in the Sultanate.