IHG Expands Mark in Muscat with New Holiday Inn Hotel
Holiday Inn Muscat Al Seeb offers convenient comfort for business travellers and fun-filled activity for families
The hotel is located within ten minutes’ drive of Muscat International Airport and next to the new centres of business and government, perfect for business travellers on a tight schedule or families looking for a convenient stay in the serenity of Al Seeb. The hotel is also close to some of the capital’s most popular tourist attractions, an easy journey away for business travellers with some downtime between meetings or leisure travellers wanting to explore Muscat’s best sites, including Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, the traditional souqs at Seeb and Muttrah and old Muscat.
The modern and sleek hotel has 185 rooms, each with a 32-inch LED TV, an iPod docking station and access to free Wi-Fi services. A comfortable workspace in the rooms offers a relaxing and spacious environment, with views over the outdoor pool and terrace area. The hotel’s ballroom, boardroom and meeting rooms offer flexible spaces for customised events and meetings, catering for up to 250 people.
Guests have a choice of restaurants: the all-day dining restaurant Omede provides international cuisine throughout the day and the Halwa Lounge Café offers guests a real taste of Omani drinks and delicacies. Additionally, Holiday Inn Muscat Al Seeb operates Holiday Inn Hotels and Resort’s ‘Kids Stay and Eat Free’* programme, making travelling with all the family easier to manage. Guests looking to unwind after a long day will enjoy the hotel’s gym and outdoor pool facilities.
Oppenheimer Pinto, General Manager, Holiday Inn Muscat Al Seeb commented: “The team are very excited to be welcoming guests to Oman’s newest hotel. With our close proximity to the airport and to the attractions of Old and New Muscat, the hotel is a great place to stay whether you’re here for business or leisure.”
Holiday Inn Muscat Al Seeb marks the re-entry of the renowned brand to Oman. In 1977, Oman was the home of the first Holiday Inn property in the Middle East with Holiday Inn Resort Salalah, before the property was converted to Crowne Plaza Resort Salalah.
Pascal Gauvin, IHG’s Chief Operating Officer, for India, Middle East and Africa commented: “Oman played a key role in the launch of the Holiday Inn brand in the Middle East region so it is fantastic to be able to bring the brand back to a country where it has so much history. With tourist numbers to Oman on the increase we are confident that Holiday Inn Muscat Al Seeb will offer a comfortable and quality option for visitors to Muscat, and play a key role in the city’s future too.”
This hotel will become IHG’s sixth hotel in Oman, and joins two other IHG properties in the capital: InterContinental Muscat and Crowne Plaza Muscat. There are more than 1,200 Holiday Inn hotels around the world, with another 251 in the global pipeline.
Guests can book rooms now at the Holiday Inn website – www.holidayinn.com. IHG’s Best Price Guarantee promises any guest who finds a qualifying, lower room price elsewhere online a free night and the rest of the stay to match the price.
* About ‘Kids Stay and Eat Free’
Kids Eat Free: Available at Holiday Inn hotels and resorts across Asia, Middle East and Africa, Kids Eat Free is available for kids aged 12 years old and under, applicable when the meal is ordered from the Kids’ Menu at the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant. Kids must be accompanied by at least 1 adult ordering at least one main course from the full priced menu. All members of the dining party must be registered guests of the hotel. The meal offer applies only to the hotel in which family is staying and during normal hours of food provision. Limited to four kids per dining family. Not available for room or pool-side service. Programme is not applicable for room rates negotiated for 10 or more people, travel industry personnel or employee rates.
Kids Stay Free: Available at Holiday Inn hotels and resorts across Asia, Middle East and Africa, Kids Stay Free is available for kids under the age of 18 years who stay in the same room as their parent(s) with a maximum occupancy of two adults and two children per guestroom.
About the Holiday Inn® brand: With over 1,200 hotels worldwide, the Holiday Inn®brand is the most widely recognized lodging brand in the world. In fact, the Holiday Inn brand was one of the first international hotel brands to establish a presence in China in 1984. The Holiday Inn brand provides the services that business travelers need, while also offering a comfortable atmosphere where all people can relax and enjoy amenities such as restaurants and room service, swimming pools, fitness centers and comfortable lounges. The casual atmosphere and amenities such as meeting and on-site business facilities, Kids Eat and Stay Free programs, and KidSuites rooms at every Holiday Inn Resort hotel demonstrates the long-standing commitment of the Holiday Inn brand to serving travelers and have helped to establish the brand as “America’s Favorite Hotel.” And now, the Holiday Inn brand has been ranked “Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Mid-scale Full Service Hotel Chains”, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 and 2012 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM. For more information about Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Resort, including IHG’s vacation resort brand Holiday Inn Club Vacations, or to book reservations, visit www.holidayinn.com. Find us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/holidayinn or Facebook www.Facebook.com/holidayinnhotels.
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