More Hotels Slated to Open in Travel Hot Spot Oman

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OmanAll eyes are on Oman as a destination on the rise. Dramatic landscapes (rugged mountains at the edge of the turquoise sea) and a hint of the exotic are luring travelers looking for off-the-path experiences. Last weekend’s travel section in The Washington Post cast the spotlight on the Sultanate (writer Henry Wismayer resort hops in Muscat with a baby in tow, each hotel more fabulous than the next).

The latest news is that 2,000 additional hotel rooms (three-, four-, and five-star) are in the pipeline for 2013. Among these properties is the Alila Jabal Akhdar, a swank new resort perched on a cliff. We hear rumors that Missoni and Four Seasons are also planning properties on the beach in Jebel Sifah…

Like the neighboring UAE, Oman’s government has made tourism a priority. To quote The Times of Oman: “Oman's Vision 2020 reinforces the government's commitment to boost the tourism sector to diversify the economy and stimulate comprehensive development.”

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