Senior executives from Eagle Hills Muscat, a partnership between Eagle Hills Abu Dhabi and Izz International, broke ground on the flagship project.According to officials, the site includes a 150-key hotel and 156 units of branded residences, as well as 1,622 square metres of retail areas, podium and basement.
Speaking about the milestone, Low Ping, CEO of Eagle Hills, said: “The Mandarin Oriental, Muscat will introduce an entirely new concept of luxury living to Oman. With exquisite interiors, unparalleled sea views and iconic opulence, this new development is set to become a waterfront sanctuary right in the heart of the dynamic Muscat city. This is a very exciting day for us, as we celebrate this significant milestone in our journey to redefine authentic luxury and promote the concept of integrated hospitality and residential development in Oman and across Eagle Hills’ global portfolio.”Eagle Hills Muscat recently awarded the main works contract for the project to Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Oman. L&T will carry out the overall construction on site.
“We are committed to delivering progress and the highest quality of property developments in the sultanate, in line with the country’s economic growth strategies. We are therefore very proud to be part of this major development that will deliver a world-class destination and play a key role in further strengthening the country’s tourism sector,” said Mohammed Al Busaidi, CEO of Izz International.The Mandarin Oriental, Muscat, is located on the coast of the Shatti Al Qurum district. Amenities at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel include five dining venues and bars, signature spa, outdoor swimming pool, one-of-kind ballroom, and a variety of banquet and meeting spaces.
The Residences at Mandarin Oriental will represent Oman’s first luxury, branded beachfront residences.