W Muscat won three awards at the inaugural Hospitality Champions 2020 with employees taking home the top spots in events, engineering and kitchen assistant categories, and achieved a highly-commended recognition in the waiter category.
Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel has announced the appointment of Nabil Al Zadjali as general manager.
Nadine El Assaad Al Bulushi has been appointed as hotel manager for Kempinski Hotel Muscat. As the first Omani female hotel manager and an experienced professional hotelier, El Assaad Al Bulushi has proven to be a creative, efficient leader who believes that the success of an organisation comes from a competent and innovative team.
El Assaad Al Bulushi brings over two decades of experience in hotel operations to her new role with Kempinski Hotel Muscat, starting her career as front office agent at Crowne Plaza Muscat and later being promoted to assistant front office manager.
El Assaad Al Bulushi next joined the Grand Hyatt Muscat, where she occupied several managerial positions in the rooms’ division. During her tenure with Hyatt Corporation, she supported the openings of Hyatt Regency Taba, Egypt, and Park Hyatt Dubai, UAE, as part of the opening task force.
In 2006, El Assaad Al Bulushi made the move from her room division background to the position of director of revenue, and, afterwards, director of sales and marketing with Radisson Hotel Group. As part of her career with the Radisson Hotel Group, she supported the opening of Radisson Blu hotels in South Africa, as well as providing regional support for the hotels in Ethiopia, Libya, Kuwait, and Bahrain. Later, she moved on to a cluster role as EAM and director of revenue at Radisson Blu Muscat and Sohar.
El Assaad Al Bulushi joined Kempinski Hotel Muscat as executive assistant manager in January of 2019, where she has managed to understand and fully commit to every DNA value in a way that is uniquely Kempinski. She created traditions in the work environment, showed entrepreneurial performance and proved how people-oriented she can be even with our smallest guests and why even those just joining Kempinski have a passion for European luxury.
One of Oman’s famous mountain ranges, Jabal Al Akhdar, located along the Southwest area of Muscat in Nizwa in the Ad Dakhiliyah Governorate, has begun welcoming visitors across Oman who are searching for a haven to escape the summer heat.
The Sultanate of Oman welcomed more than 3,5 million tourists in 2019, which reflected an 8,14 percent increase as compared to the number of visits registered in 2018.
The Oman Ministry of Tourism recently revealed that significant investments will be poured in to transform ancient houses into heritage inns and guest houses in an aim to boost tourism efforts promoting the Sultanate’s vibrant local heritage.
Continuing its aggressive expansion in the GCC, Swiss-Belhotel International has announced the soft opening of Swiss-Belinn Muscat in Oman that also marks the group’s debut in the country.
Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group, is set to introduce its successful midscale brand Novotel in Oman after signing a milestone deal to takeover an existing high-profile property close to the Sultanate’s main international airport.
JW Marriott, part of Marriott International, recently announced the opening of JW Marriott Muscat, setting the stage for distinctive experiences in Oman’s historic capital.