Muscat – The Japanese chain Okura Hotels & Resorts will open a property for the first time in the Middle East. The Okura Resort Muscat luxury hotel will open in 2027 in Muscat, according to the Embassy of Oman in Tokyo.
Okura Hotels & Resorts has extensive expertise in the hospitality world, including asset ownership and hotel development, as well as hotel management, the restaurant business and chain operations through its subsidiaries and other group companies.
A statement issued by the Omani embassy in Tokyo said that Japanese media have announced Okura Resort Muscat will open in 2027. This will be the first Okura branded property and the first Japanese-branded hotel in Oman and in the Middle East.
‘The hotel is in line with Oman Vision 2040, which aims to diversify the economy, including the tourism industry,’ it stated.
According to a report published by Business Wire, the company has contracted with Saud Bahwan Group to manage the new property. The hotel will offer a total of 150 guest rooms, each with a standard area of approximately 50sqm.
The rooms will feature breathtaking views of the vast golf course of Al Mouj Golf, a world-renowned European Tour venue, and the Gulf of Oman.
The design of the lobby and other public spaces will be a fusion of Omani and Japanese styles and traditions. A variety of dining options will be available, including all-day dining, teppanyaki and other Japanese cuisine, besides western fine dining.
Hotel Okura Co, founded in 1958, opened its flagship Hotel Okura Tokyo in 1962 as a first-class hotel that quickly became renowned worldwide for blending traditional Japanese beauty with the very best in accommodation, cuisine and service. It closed its doors in August 2015, and after four years of renovations, reopened as The Okura Tokyo in September 2019.