There were more than 22,000 hotel rooms spread across the Sultanate up until the end of 2018, the Ministry of Tourism announced.
There are 412 hotel establishments and 22,182 hotel rooms in Oman with the Governorate of Muscat has the highest number of hotel establishments with 155 hotels and 12,106 hotel rooms.
It is followed by Southern Sharqiyah with 52 hotels and just over a thousand hotel rooms.
Musandam and A’Dhahirah Governorates both have less than 10 hotel establishments, yet Musandam has more than five times as many hotel rooms as Al Dhahirah does.
57 per cent of all the hotel establishments in Oman are located in the northern parts of the Sultanate, with 238 hotels and 15,119 hotel rooms spread across Al Buraimi, Musandam, Northern Batinah, Southern Batinah and Muscat Governorates.
Several hotels are set to open in Muscat this year, such as the W Hotel in Qurum Beach, the Marriott Hotel, Hilton Gardens Inn, the House Hotel, and the five-star Jumeirah Muscat Bay and Sahab Resort & Spa, Jabal Akhdar.
Hilton Garden Inn Muscat Al Khuwair will be the city’s first pet-friendly international hotel. The hotel will also have facilities for outdoor activities such as a tennis court, jogging trail, restaurant and a fun play area for children.