Steigenberger is continuing its programme of expansion in the Middle East. The first InterCityHotel outside Europe is scheduled to open in July 2016 in Salalah, the second largest metropolitan area in Oman located 1,000 kilometres to the South-West of the capital Muscat. This will be the first international mid-market hotel in the city.
The new hotel will extend over eight stories and will offer 70 rooms as well as a restaurant and gym. One particular highlight will be a roof-top swimming pool with fabulous views.
As usual, the InterCityHotel Salalah is being developed in a central location at the heart of the business district and within the immediate vicinity of various ministries. The airport is also only four kilometres away. Salalah is particularly popular because of its all-year round mild climate and its impressive natural environment.
Puneet Chhatwal, CEO of Steigenberger Hotels AG, commented: “Following our Steigenberger début in Dubai in November last year, we are now bringing our InterCityHotel brand to the Middle East for the first time. This represents a further important milestone for us.”
The project is being implemented in conjunction with the owner Al Sedra Real Estate LLC of Oman, a subsidiary of the Golden group of companies, which is a multi-national operating in more than ten countries.
The Steigenberger Hotel Dubai Business Bay has been receiving guests since November 2015 and has recently won the accolade of being named a “leading new hotel” in the 2016 Hospitality Awards. The InterCityHotel Dubai Culture Village and the Steigenberger Hotel Doha Airport Road in Qatar are scheduled for completion in 2017 and 2018 respectively.