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Atana Musandam Resort Wins Hospitality Project of the Year Award

The Atana Musandam Resort, developed by the Oman Tourism Development Company SAOC (Omran), has won the ‘Hospitality Project of the Year’ award at the Construction Week Oman Awards that took place at the Grand Hyatt Muscat recently.  The multi-award winning resort was also shortlisted in the Sustainable Project of the Year category.  The‘Hospitality Project of the Year’ award recognition adds to the growing number of awards and accolades received by the resort since its soft opening in 2014. 


The glittering Construction Week Oman Awards ceremony was held recently in partnership with The Big Show, Oman’s largest construction exhibition, and provides a platform to showcase and recognise the highest quality of works achieved within Oman’s construction industry over the prior year. The Atana Musandam resort received the ‘Hospitality Project of the Year’award for its best practice credentials, safety initiatives, use of innovative techniques and technology and significance in the hospitality sector. 


Commenting on receiving the award, Omran Group CEO, Eng. Wael Al Lawati said, “The Hospitality Project of the Year award is yet another proud addition to Atana Musandam’s growing number of awards, certifications and recognitions.   This achievement goes beyond the walls of Atana Musandam, as it reflects Omran’s ongoing commitment to develop the highest quality hospitality destinations and ensure sustainable operations in the tourism industry.  This award is a positive motivation that pushes us forward for more developmental achievements that are based on the highest criteria for hospitality,”


“The Atana Musandam resort is a welcome addition to hospitality offering in the Sultanate, a sector that has been gaining significant ground over the past couple of years.  Hospitality and tourism play a key role in diversified and sustainable economic development for the nation, and quality destinations such as Atana Musandam are vital in supporting the development and improvement of these sectors.” added Wael Al Lawati. 


The Atana Musandam resort is managed by the National Omani Hospitality Company, an Omran subsidiary company, and Atana is the first ‘home grown’ hospitality brand to be established in Oman.   Pascal Eppink, Managing Director of National Omani Hospitality Company commented, “To be recognized by the Construction Week Oman Awards is a great honour for the newly established Atana brand.  Atana Musandam is a real success story for Oman and a wonderful destination for visitors both from at home and abroad. By implementing the highest quality hospitality standards at Atana Musandam, we ensure the maximum operational efficiency of the resort and progress in the sector for years to come.”


Located on the stunning Musandam peninsula, the Atana resort draws on elements of traditional and contemporary Omani culture and identity, and was constructed in harmony with the surrounding environs with environmental sustainability as a key consideration.  Earlier this month the resort was also presented with the LEED certification for green building, becoming only the second development in Oman to receive this prestigious international award.


The resort has been gaining the attention of local and foreign guests since its soft opening in April 2014, and has since become a desirable tourist destination for those who visit the Musandam peninsular.  The four star resort is strategically located close to the airport and the port of Khasab, and offers a uniquely Omani guest experience with family friendly room rates. Atana Musandam offers 110 rooms, each promising stunning views across the harbor and its dramatic mountain backdrop.  Al Mawra, the hotel’s signature restaurant offers an appetizing, all-day dining experience, where the specialty is modernised traditional cuisine, in addition to a comprehensive international menu.


Built in the shadow of the ancient Khasab Castle, Atana Musandam makes for the ideal place to relax with family and use as a base to explore all that the breath-taking Musandam peninsula has to offer, be it watching dolphins, snorkelling the azure waters or exploring the towering fjords.  The destination provides tourists and travelers with a pure Omani experience that combines aspects of Oman\'s rich heritage and the extraordinary tourism elements of the Musandam peninsular.

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