Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

30 companies show interest in W Hotel construction tender  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Muscat Daily - 05/02/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) The much-awaited project involving construction of three Starwood Hotels and Resorts properties in the heart of Muscat has moved one step towards realisation with Omran floating the construction tender for the five-star W Hotel, which will be the first property to come up among the three.


The three hotels are part of redevelopment plan of the existing InterContinental Muscat which Omran, the government arm responsible for delivery and managing major tourism projects, had announced a couple of years back.


The tender for construction of W Hotel and site wide infrastructure', which closes on March 9, has so far elicited interest from close to 30 companies, some of them being Carillion Alawi, OHI Douglas, Galfar, Larsen & Toubro, Al Turki Enterprises, Al Khalili Group, Towell Construction and Teejan Trading & Contracting Co.


The scope of work includes all disciplines of structural, architectural, electro-mechanical, interior finishes, joinery, special finishes, speciality lighting, lifts, ICT systems, hard landscaping, soft landscaping, water features, swimming pool and car parking.


Abdul Wahid al Farsi, VP, external affairs, Omran, told Muscat Daily that the design for the hotel was completed in 2012. ''However, authorities had requested changes in the design.


''We had to redesign the external elevations completely. But in terms of the hotel's facilities and number of rooms, there are no changes made.''


He added that the hotel consists of 290 rooms in total, along with a speciality restaurant, all-day dining restaurant, infinity pool, spas for men and women. Other facilities include a fitness centre, pool rooms, retail facilities, swimming pool, outdoor tennis court, taxi parking, staff facilities and a total of 350 car park spaces.


Starwood Hotels' website mentions the launch date of W Hotel to be June, 2017. However, Farsi didn't specify a date. He said, ''The tender is still in the floatation stage and the construction period is 24 months from the date of award.''


According to the schedule, W Hotel will open while the InterContinental still operates.


It will later on make way for the other two hotels. The other two hotels part of the project include the 350-room Westin Muscat, and a 100-room extended-stay property, Element Musc

 






  MENA News Headlines
 Aug 20 2014 - UAE's Nakheel to repay all its USD2.15 billion debt to banksMENAFN
(MENAFN) Nakheel, the Dubai property developer, is planning to repay all of its bank debt amounting to USD2.15 billion as much as four years ahead of schedule, The Peninsula Qatar reported.The ...

 Aug 20 2014 - ASCOM geology picked to work on Suez projectMENAFN
(MENAFN) Egypt's ASCOM Geology and Mining Company has been chosen to work on a multi-billion dollar project which will expand the Suez Canal by building a new canal next to the original one, Gulf ...

 Aug 20 2014 - UAE'S Al Madina signs settlement deal for debtsMENAFN
(MENAFN) Al Madina for Finance and Investment announced it has signed a settlement deal to pays its debt to Global Investment House, Gulf News reported.The settlement deal states that Al Madina will ...

 Aug 20 2014 - Dubai property giant repays debt four years earlyAFP
(MENAFN - AFP) Nakheel, the real estate giant at the heart of Dubai's financial crisis, confirmed Wednesday that it would repay all of its 7.9 billion dirhams ($2.15 billion) bank debt almost four ...

 Aug 20 2014 - Ex-minister in India refutes love child claimKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) A former federal minister has denied the allegation made by a 47-year-old Gujarat-based widow that he had tied the knot with her in 2005 and is the father of her 19-year-old ...

 Aug 20 2014 - Intensive exhaustive household survey stalls TelanganaKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Nearly 400000 government employees teachers and student volunteers began the house-to-house survey at 7am in the city and at 8am in other parts of the state ...

 Aug 20 2014 - Surviving a typhoon in Leyte and rebuilding livesKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Its not yet a year since the worlds most devastating storm reached landfall and while aid workers began pulling out last month recovery efforts are far from over.It has been ...

 Aug 20 2014 - Pakistan army urges talks as protesters await political showdownKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Imran Khan the former cricket star and now chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) and preacher Tahir Ul Qadri have led days of protests demanding the resignation of ...

 Aug 20 2014 - Yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies of kidney failureKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Iyengar started his yoga school in 1973 in the western city of Pune developing a unique form of the practice that he said anyone could follow.BKS Iyengar the yoga guru who ...

 Aug 20 2014 - Japanese 111-year-old becomes oldest manKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Sakari Momoi a former high school principal who was born on February 5 1903 received a certificate from Guinness World Records confirming the ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help