Thursday, February 26, 2009

Rezidor Group to launch Hotel Missoni Jebel Sifah in 2012

21 February 2009

Luxury brand to become Rezidor's 4th Sultanate property

MUSCAT -- The Rezidor Hotel Group announced that its stylish and glamorous brand, Hotel Missoni, will open its doors in Oman making it the group's fourth property in the Sultanate. Rezidor currently operates the Radisson SAS Muscat, and is scheduled to open a second Radisson property in Sohar. The company is also opening its first Park Inn hotel in Muscat next month. The Hotel Missoni Jebel Sifah which features 250 rooms and 50 apartments and villas is scheduled to open in Q1 2012. It is the third Hotel Missoni in Rezidor's portfolio the first two properties in Kuwait and Edinburgh will welcome guests later this year.

Hotel Missoni is the newest member of the Rezidor family a new genre of life and style hotels developed in partnership with the iconic Italian fashion house of the same name. "It's stylish, intimate, contemporary and eclectic design, combined with the best of bars and restaurant, make this a truly unique hotel experience," says Kurt Ritter, President and CEO of Rezidor. The new property will be located in Jebel Sifah, a luxurious resort destination 30 km from the capital Muscat. Jebel Sifah is the result of a partnership between the Omani government and the resort developer Orascom Hotels and Development of Egypt.

Nestled between the warm waters of the Gulf and Oman's breathtaking mountains, the area will feature three other luxury resorts, including a Four Seasons and Banyan Tree. Future guests will have a wealth of leisure distractions, including a 5 km beach, marinas, an 18-hole golf course, spas, and boutique shopping. For the culturally inclined, the museums, palaces and souks of Muscat are within easy reach. The Hotel Missoni Jebel Sifah will also offer two restaurants (including Missoni's signature cucina), a 1,000 m2 spa, two tennis courts, a private beach featuring an array of water sports, multiple swimming pools, meeting rooms and a 400 m2 ballroom.

The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world. The group features a portfolio of close to 370 hotels in operation and under development with 78,000 rooms in 58 countries. Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu Hotels and Resorts, Regent Hotels and Resorts, Park Inn and Country Inns and Suites in Europe, Middle East and Africa, along with the gold points plus loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests. Rezidor has signed a worldwide license agreement with the Italian fashion house Missoni, in order to develop and operate a lifestyle hotel brand of the same name: Hotel Missoni.