IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed a management agreement with Redhat Al Jabal to introduce the 176-room Hotel Indigo in Oman.

IHG’s global upscale boutique brand Hotel Indigo Jabal Al Akhdar, which will be located in Nizwa, in Ad Dakhliyah Governorate, is set to open in early 2022.

Situated at 2,000m above sea level, the hotel will offer 360 degrees views of the mountains and provides access to a range of leisure and cultural activities such as mountain biking, hiking, cave exploring, among others.

IHG Hotels & Resorts India, Middle East & Africa managing director Pascal Gauvin said: “Hotel Indigo is a unique brand that allows every individual property to draw inspiration from the local surroundings and offer an immersive and authentic experience to guests.

“This month, we are also opening doors to Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown – the first Hotel Indigo in GCC.

“The hospitality industry has faced the biggest challenge in its history following the global outbreak of Covid-19. Underscoring industry confidence, this signing is an encouraging sign and reaffirms a strong mid to long term outlook for the sector.”

Hotel Indigo Jabal Al Akhdar is situated 80km from the city and offers a range of dining options, including local flavours and specialties.

Apart from three F&B outlets, the hotel will feature outdoor and indoor pools, 2,200m² spa for guests to relax and rejuvenate and two meeting rooms.

Hotel Indigo, which was established in 2004, is present in more than 20 countries with over 120 hotels, and over 100 hotels in the pipeline.