AccorHotels today announced the signing of a management agreement with Al Anwar Holdings, one of Oman’s leading investment holding companies, for a new  Novotel hotel in the sultanate. 
Opening in 2020, the 200-room Novotel Muscat Azaiba will be the closest internationally branded midscale hotel to the Oman Exhibition & Convention Centre, which continues to host thousands of delegates at the sultanate’s most high profile conferences and events. 
The agreement follows close on the heels of AccorHotels signing a management agreement with Oman Hotels & Tourism Company to develop Novotel Muscat Al Khuwair.  
Located in close proximity to Muscat International Airport, the upcoming Mall of Oman and the districts of Shatti Al Qurum and Al Khuwair, Novotel Muscat Azaiba provides convenient access to key business and leisure destinations in Muscat. 
The hotel will also offer 200 modular and spacious rooms for visitors. Guests can take the opportunity to stay in shape and recharge their energy using a fully-equipped gym, The In Balance Spa or the hotel’s swimming pool. A variety of dining outlets will be on offer, including a lobby lounge and all-day dining restaurant. Adding to the area’s MICE offering, Novotel Muscat Azaiba will feature 400 square meters of meeting space for medium to large scale gatherings.
In the Middle East, AccorHotels currently operates more than 100 hotels, encompassing over 31,000 rooms, in addition to almost 90 hotels under development across the luxury to economy segments. The network is expected to double in size, bringing over 50,000 rooms in operation and pipeline to the region. – TradeArabia News Service