Ritz-Carlton has expanded its portfolio in the Middle East with the announcement that it is taking over the management of one of the most iconic hotels in the region, the Al Bustan Palace a Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Muscat, Oman.
In signing the deal with Oman's Ministry of Tourism, Ritz-Carlton said it will begin managing the 250-room hotel from July 1. The hotel, which will be the chain's seventh in the region, has been operated by Intercontinental for the past eight years.
Al Bustan Palace a Ritz-Carlton Hotel will be Ritz-Carlton's first hotel in Oman and seventh overall in the region. "Oman has always been an attractive market for us in terms of leisure and also regional business," said Pascal Duchauffour, Ritz-Carlton's area vice president for Europe, Middle East & Africa. "We've always wanted to be in Oman, and we found this opportunity to be exceptional. To take an iconic hotel such as the Al Bustan…is a … Read the rest