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Oman welcomes a new resort
February 2008 134

SWISS-Belhotel International has announced the opening of its sixth hotel in the Middle East in the space of 14 months.

Owned by the Al Batnah Hotels Company SOAC and managed by Swiss-Belhotel International, the Sohar Beach by Swiss-Belhotel in Oman opened in January this year following a takeover and rebranding of the former Sohar Beach Resort. 
 “We have an ambitious expansion plan for the Middle East and I’m delighted with the results, closing deals on six properties in 2007,” said Gavin Faull, president, Swiss-Belhotel International.
 In July 2007, Swiss-Belhotel Plaza Kuwait became the first operational hotel in the Middle East for the group, which went on to secure properties in Jordan, Qatar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and in the United Arab Emirates in the same year. 
 “2008 promises to be a very busy year with soft openings planned for three of our properties, representing a combination of both city hotels and leisure resorts.” added Faull.
The four star beach resort property, features 41 guest rooms, suites and chalets, extensive facilities including four restaurants and lounges, temperature controlled outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness centre, business centre and meeting facilities for up to 70 people.

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