Fairmont to manage The Wave, Muscat

The Wave, Muscat finalised its hotel management agreement with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts (Fairmont) last month.
Fairmont The Wave will be a five star luxury resort hotel, and will benefit from being positioned next to the Greg Norman signature 18 hole links golf course.   The accommodation will comprise approximately 280 rooms, supported with branded residential offerings, leisure and conference facilities together with a luxurious Willow Stream Spa. 
The Hotel’s location within the development will allow guests and visitors to enjoy its extensive beachfront and beautifully landscaped gardens. The signing of the agreement combines the strength of Fairmont’s technical team with The Wave, Muscat’s hotel team and together they will use all their expertise to ensure delivery of a world class product synonymous with The Wave, Muscat and Fairmont brands. 
HE Abdulla Bin Abbas Bin Ahmed, chairman of the board of directors at The Wave, Muscat and John Johnston, representing Fairmont Hotels and Resorts signed the agreement. 
Nick Smith, CEO, The Wave, Muscat said, “Fairmont are the perfect partner for this project. As a leading global luxury hotel management company, with over a century of experience, they bring a new and exciting dimension to the world of Omani hospitality.  The facilities they provide are second to none and this alliance will play an integral role in enhancing the lives of our home owners and also the people of Muscat itself.” 
David Walmsley, vice president, development Europe, Africa and Middle East, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts said, “We are delighted to take this next significant step towards bringing Fairmont Hotels & Resorts to Oman.  This will be our first development within the Sultanate, following our existing offerings in the region such as Fairmont Dubai, Cairo’s Fairmont Towers, Heliopolis and Fairmont Heliopolis, and demonstrates our commitment to working with key partners to develop world-class properties and to build the brand’s global strength”.
The project is expected to take three to four years to complete.