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Since its establishment in 1971, OHTC has been consistent in providing excellent service and hospitality that exceed the expectation of our valued customers.

OHTC continues its growth path by marching towards versatile success in line with the Government’s vision for diversity by investing in new projects to meet ever growing demands of tourism sector and thereby ensures its contribution for the growth of national economy.

OHTC’s prospects for growth over the next five years focuses on expanding its hospitality sector by developing new hotels in collaboration with the best international brands around the world.

I am delighted to introduce our exceptional mix of branded hotels positioned in the most picturesque and prominent towns in Oman. In fact, these set of hotels that uphold the viewpoint of distinguishing the significance of nature, culture and customs whilst offering our guests an utmost hospitality and comfort.

It is indeed a pleasure for me to share with you our journey towards a clear vision “to be the market leader in the hospitality sector of the Sultanate of Oman”.

I trust the information in our website will certainly create an opportunity for our valued customers and visitors around the world to learn more about our hotels, operations, initiatives and core values.

Mohamed Abdulla Al Khonji



This website is designed to provide you an insight about our company and learn more about our prestige hotels and its facilities as each Hotel holds its own distinct qualities and features that illustrates the essence of culture and ethnicities to our valuable guests.

OHTC’s investment in many projects in the past resulted in remarkable success for its stakeholders. We are determined to continuously commit in providing the highest quality of services we can offer while working towards achieving the OHTC’s objective of investing in new hotel projects to support the Government’s diversification plan.

Guided by our vision to be acknowledged as the market leader in the hospitality sector within the Sultanate of Oman, OHTC is dedicated to constantly approach new innovative strategies to keep abreast in this challenging environment without compromising the quality of our services. As such, the experience and expertise we have gained since the very beginning has become our guide to convey our vision into authenticity.

On behalf of the OHTC’s entire team that strives to continuously provide exceptional customer services to our guests, I wholeheartedly extend our gratitude for choosing our hotels and look forward to your continued patronage.

Fariborz (Fred) Vessali

Our Story

Begins in 1971

About Us

A place to feel like home

Oman Hotels & Tourism Company SAOC is a leading company in the hospitality and tourism business in the Sultanate of Oman. Our main activity is Hospitality, Tourism and ownership of the following hotels:

  • Tulip Downtown, Muscat. 180 rooms
  • Sur Plaza, Sur. 105 rooms
  • Alwadi, Sohar. 79 rooms
  • Desert Night Camp, Badia. 53 rooms

Our Hotels are the best choice for business travelers, holiday-makers and adventure tourists who are searching for a combination of quality and quiet atmosphere. All our hotels are strategically positioned in the most scenic and prominent towns in the Sultanate of Oman and follow international standards and the traditions of the Omani hospitality. Each hotel and resort stands as elegant, well maintained and has a dedicated team of hospitality professionals to fulfill the individual needs of our valued guests. Today, our hotels continue to receive many accolades locally and internationally by achieving high international hospitality standards and the cherished traditions of Omani hospitality.

We warmly welcome you to an enjoyable and comfortable stay at our luxurious hotels.


Mission & Vision

Our mission is to increase our investment in the hospitality sector across the Sultanate of Oman to support the Government’s economy diversification objective (s).  Our aim is to continuously improve our hospitality services while complying with the highest standards of our business and inspire a culture where all our staff members are proactively sustaining a safe and healthy environment in the workplace.


Core Values

  • Accountability:
    • Dedicate on achieving results and take accountability for our decision.
    • Commit to create a safe workplace for our employees and embrace the confidence that all injuries are avoidable
  • Integrity and Ethics:
    • Demonstrate a commitment to integrity and ethics.
    • Conduct business activities with complete and open transparency.
  • Respectful:
    • Show respect to everyone regardless of their diverse backgrounds and opinions.
    • Always speak positively and supportively about our business and team.
  • Passionate about our business:
    • Stimulate and implement pioneering concepts and ideas.
    • Demonstrate professionalism and serve our customers through the highest quality of our services.
  • We love Accomplishment:
    • Have a “can-do” approach and initiate to get the job done, rather than making excuses/placing blame.
    • Accomplish results and celebrate success.


Quality Policy

Oman Hotels & Tourism Company SAOC is dedicated to constantly provide hospitality and tourism services that meet or exceed the expectations of our customers.

We support the proactive implementation of best business practices using the Quality Management System and other applicable requirements. We inspire the timely communication, resource providing and adaptation of technology to improve the competitiveness of our business and endeavor for continual improvement.

Our management system is enhanced through performance driven quality objectives which are directed towards:

  • Exceeding customer fulfilment.
  • Determining continuing suitability through Management reviews.
  • Verification of System effectiveness through Internal / external audits.
  • Establishing mutually beneficial relation & exercising necessary controls with all our business partner (s).
  • Development of employee skills by implementing training & awareness programs.



The existence of Oman Hotels and Tourism Company SAOC (OHTC) started in 1992 with the merger of then Oman Tourist Corporation (OTC) which owned Ruwi Hotel (currently named as Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat) and Oman Hotels Company SAOG which owned Al Falaj Hotel.

Ruwi Hotel started its operation under the Commercial Registration of OTC in the year 1976.

In 1985, Al Wadi Hotel in Sohar, started its operation under a name of Sohar Hotel LLC.

In 1991, OTC changed its name to Muscat Tourist Corporation (MTC) and registered with Muscat securities market.

In 1992, MTC acquired Sohar Hotels LLC and also acquired shares in Oman Hotels Company SAOG which owned Al Falaj Hotel.

In 1998, Sur Mercure Hotel (presently Sur Plaza Hotel) started its operation in Sur. The legal name of the company is Al Sharqiyaa Hotels and Tourism Company SAOC which is owned by OHTC.

In 2007, Desert Night Camp LLC (Presently Desert Nights Resort) started its operation under OHTC.

Al Sharqiyaa Hotels and Tourism Company SAOC, and Desert Nights Resort LLC are fully owned subsidiary of OHTC.

In 2016, OHTC sold Al Falaj Hotel operation and its assets to Aitken Spence Colombo Sri Lanka.

At present OHTC has four hotels, namely: Tulip Inn Downtown Muscat, Al Wadi Hotel Sohar, Sur Plaza Hotel Sur and Desert Nights Resort, Al Bidya.

The Tulip Inn Down own Muscat is managed by Golden Tulip Middle East – North Africa SAS.

Al Wadi Hotel Sohar, Sur Plaza Hotel Sur and Desert Nights Resort, Al Bidya are manged by Aitken Spence Hotel Management Company, Colombo Sri Lanka.

Presently OHTC has signed an agreement with Accor Group to manage its 4 star Hotel under Novotel Brand in Al Khuwair. The development of the said hotel is in progress.




Our awards

Awards Received 2001-2018

The Local leader in hospitality.

Oman Hotels & Tourism Company SAOC has received multiple awards for excellence in providing hospitality in The Sultanate of Oman.

Travellers Choice

ISO Awards

Oman Hotels & Tourism Company SAOC has been awarded the ISO.