Muscat (for illustrative purposes) Muscat (for illustrative purposes)

IHG and Muscat Golf Course Project announced yesterday (April 29) the signing of a 20-year managment agreement for the luxury InterContinental Muscat Hills Gof Resort in Oman. 

When it opens in 2015, the hotel will form part of the Muscat Hills Golf and Country Club, a 1.2 million sq m development, including residential villas and apartments, an 18-hole championship golf course, country club and hotel. 

IHG will also manage the golf Club House located next door to the 250-room hotel which is also due to open in 2015.

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The value of the project is estimated to be worth US $90 million. 

"The Muscat Hills development is already proving a great success and we were eager to become a part of it," commented IHG's chief executive for Asia, Middle East and Africa Jan Smits. 

Owner of the Muscat Hills Golf and Country Club HH Rawy Kais Al-Said added: "With InterContinental onboard I have every confidence the resort will continue to go from strength to strength".