Courtyard by Marriott to debut in Nizwa
Resort will be located along Muscat-Nizwa highway
Marriott International has inked a deal with the Royal Oman Police Pension Fund to debut the Courtyard by Marriott brand in Nizwa, Oman. It opens in 2024.
The resort will be strategically located along the Muscat-Nizwa highway, close to key tourist sites such as Jebel Akhdar, Jebel Shams, Nizwa Souq and Nizwa Fort.
Abdullah al Jahwary, assistant general manager (AGM), Royal Oman Police Pension Fund, said, “Delivering on the government’s vision of promoting the sultanate as a key destination on the world tourism map, we are pleased to announce our collaboration with Marriott International to introduce the Courtyard by Marriott brand to Oman.
“The resort will be in the ancient city of Nizwa which is considered to be the ‘Cultural Capital’ of the sultanate. It will provide an opportunity to the international and local guest to explore and experience the rich heritage of the sultanate along with the international hospitality standards of Marriott International.
“This will also help to diversify and strengthen the national economy while providing enhanced employment opportunities for citizens and downstream social and economic benefits for the local community.”
Jerome Briet, chief development officer, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International, said, “We are delighted to collaborate with the Royal Oman Police Pension Fund to introduce the Courtyard by Marriott brand in Oman.
“The signing will also mark our first property in the wilayat of Nizwa, which continues to grow as a key tourism hub for the country. Oman remains an important growth market for us in the region and we continue to look for opportunities to diversify our brand portfolio across the sultanate.”
When the Courtyard by Marriott Nizwa Resort opens in 2024, it will comprise 200 spacious guest rooms – including 30 chalets - with a modern design, plush bedding and flexible workspaces.
Leisure facilities at the resort are expected to include a signature spa, a fully-equipped fitness centre, a swimming pool and a play area for kids.
It will also offer three food and beverage outlets, including a specialty restaurant, and a 500sq m multi-purpose hall along with other flexible meeting and event spaces.
Nizwa is a city steeped in rich history and located at the base of the Western Hajar Mountains. The city benefits from its strategic location at the crossroads of routes linking the interior with Muscat, with tourist attractions including Nizwa Fort, one of the most visited national monuments in Oman.
It will comprise 200 spacious guest rooms – including 30 chalets - with a modern design, plush bedding and workspaces
An artist’s rendition of the resort