JW Marriott Muscat has been selected as Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (OCEC) official catering partner, following an agreement inked by the hotel’s general manager, Giuseppe Ressa, and CEO, OCEC, Eng. Said Al Shanfari.
This new alliance will result in the upscale hotel taking on all of the catering for OCEC’s events, which are held throughout the year.
Developed by Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN), the five-star hotel and OCEC are situated side-by-side in the up-and-coming Madinat Al Irfan development.
JW Marriott Muscat’s Ressa enthused on the development: “With the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre directly connected with the hotel, it is a natural partnership and one that we’re delighted to embark upon. Bringing our tailored culinary experiences and ‘Mindful and Present’ philosophy to OCEC’s prestigious events, we look forward to contributing further to boost Oman’s growing events sector and adding another layer to our role in attracting both business and leisure travelers to Oman.”
Meanwhile, Al Shanfari of OCEC said: “We host a wide range of successful events, from conferences and exhibitions to weddings and banquets, each requiring different catering services. Food and beverages are extremely important to our overall guest experience, which is why we chose to partner with JW Marriott Muscat, whose hospitality is second-to-none. We look forward to welcoming domestic and, when we can, international travellers, and continuing to establish OCEC as a hub for world-class events of all kinds.”
The partnership between JW Marriott Muscat and OCEC will add yet another dimension to the wider Madinat Al Irfan development and Omran’s vision to create lifestyle and tourism destinations that enhance the experience of local, regional and international visitors.