Sifawy Boutique Hotel earns its second consecutive TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Muscat, June 11th 2013
The elegant Sifawy Boutique Hotel in Jebel Sifah has once again garnered overall appreciation across the board on the world’s largest travel site

Sifawy Boutique Hotel has done it again. For the second consecutive year, it has secured a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice annual awards. The tastefully done interiors, facilities and the gracious Omani hospitality have all converged to evoke the highest praises from guests on the popular travel site.

A relatively young entrant in the hotel scene in Muscat, Sifawy has from day one, worked towards ensuring its guests have a good stay. The TripAdvisor selection is done independently where ‘real travellers’ cast their reviews throughout the year through which the most distinguished hotels are filtered. And Sifawy Boutique Hotel has repeatedly made a mark for itself.

The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews. Approximately 10 per cent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award. To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, the hotel has to maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

Sifawy Hotel has garnered rave reviews for its scenic beauty, spacious rooms and balconies, the resplendent marina, friendly staff and great food. “It was amazing to receive the award last year; but to receive it yet again this year has given us a tremendous boost. We hope to live up to the confidence that our guests have placed in us and highly value the flattering reviews we have received,” stated Daniel Fanselow, GM Sifawy Hotel.

“TripAdvisor is delighted to celebrate the success of businesses around the globe, from Sydney to Chicago, Sao Paulo to Rome, which are consistently offering TripAdvisor travellers a great customer experience,” said Alison Copus, Vice-President of Marketing for TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award provides top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers.”

The Sifawy Hotel is the first marina front hotel to open in an integrated tourism complex (ITC) in Oman. It has 55 guest rooms including 30 suites, each with a private balcony offering a breathtaking view of the surroundings.

Designed by prominent Italian architect Alfredo Freda, the charming property is located in the heart of the Marina Town; the resort’s main entertainment hub to be, that will spoil visitors with a choice of restaurants, cafes, shops and night-life activities. Sifawy is already a major draw for tourists and visitors, especially during weekends, with people chilling out at the all-day dining Al Sabla restaurant or the unique beach restaurant, As Sammak offering tantalising catch of the day served in the style of your choice during the cooler months. Families can avail of the additional attractions that include hiring bikes and cycling around the ITC or relax with a board game from the many options the hotel has to offer.

Muriya Tourism Development

Muriya is a joint venture between Orascom Development Holdings (70%), a leading developer of integrated destinations and Omran (30%), the tourism development arm of the Omani Government. The company was created in 2006 to stimulate external leisure investment in Oman and showcase the history, culture and natural beauty of the country, in which time it has grown into Oman’s leading tourism developer.

Muriya currently has four development projects under construction; Jebel Sifah, located 45 minutes from Muscat, Salalah Beach, adjacent to the ancient city of Salalah situated in a tropical destination on the Arabian Peninsula in the far southeast of Oman, and As Sodah Island, an hour by helicopter from Salalah, located in the Indian Ocean and City Walk that will be located in the heart of the capital Muscat.