With 14 storeys, it remains the highest building in Oman and was an iconic landmark in the Muscat area for many years. Then on January 1, 2007 it closed for a supposed six-month refurbishment, never to open again. It has sat empty – and rather forlornly – ever since.
But now the Sheraton Oman Hotel is set to rise again with signs that it is getting ready to reopen its doors for business soon. The hotel, based in the main business district of Ruwi, this week began recruiting for a range of staff, from front office and kitchen to security and housekeeping, as well as sales and marketing.
Y understands that the 230-room hotel has undergone an extensive refit both inside and out. Artist’s impressions of the inside show a sleek, modern interior with a luxury feel, including a beautiful marble lobby, four restaurants and an indoor swimming pool. There will also be an outdoor pool, health club, a Tea Library and, according to the hotel, one of the largest ballrooms in the country.
On its Instagram page, the Sheraton says that it is “getting ready to shine again.”
Sheraton is part of the Starwood Hotels and Resorts group.
Y will keep you posted on any more developments.