|17 November, 2019

Sheraton Oman Hotel appoints new GM

Aytekin Karayaka's wealth of experience working with globally acclaimed hotels

Sheraton Oman Hotel, the iconic landmark of the Sultanate, has announced the appointment of Aytekin Karayaka as the property’s new General Manager. He brings nearly three decades of experience to his new role, most recently as the General Manager at Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel which is also a part of the Marriott International brand.

A graduate of Florida International University, Aytekin Karayaka, who has held a variety of positions in the industry is a widely respected, highly motivated and dynamic hotel management professional with a true passion for excellence.

Welcoming him, a management executive from Sheraton Oman Hotel said, “Aytekin Karayaka’s wealth of experience working with globally acclaimed hotels and his established success in his previous positions make him an ideal candidate for this key leadership role. We look forward to a new chapter of growth and even greater success for the hotel.”

In his new role, Aytekin Karayaka will administer the entire hotel management and operations, and set strategic plans to continue realising the hotel’s revenue, functional and hospitality goals.

Commenting on his appointment, Aytekin Karayaka said, “I am delighted to be in Oman, one of the most beautiful countries in the region. Sheraton Oman has played a key role in shaping the hospitality sector of the country since it first started business in 1985. The hotel has been a benchmark in Muscat, ensuring guests can experience more in the heart of the city.  It is not surprising that the hotel has been constantly ranked as one of the best in terms of guest satisfaction. I look forward to continuing this success whilst bringing a fresh approach to this wonderful property.”

Sheraton Oman features 230 modern and spacious rooms, including 27 suites with panoramic views of the Al Hajar mountain range. Showcasing interiors with distinctive touches of Omani culture, all rooms are equipped with Sheraton brand’s signature amenities and services. Combining state-of-the-art functionality, Sheraton Oman ensures guests the highest levels of hospitality at a global standard.

Located in heart of the financial and business district of Muscat, the Hotel is within walking distance from Muscat Securities Market, Central Bank of Oman, Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and many corporate offices. Synonym for five-star hospitality for over three decades, it is a perfect choice for discerning tourist to experience Muscat, the hotel is closely located to important destinations including Muttrah Souk, National Museum of Oman and Royal Opera House Muscat.

One of the finest luxury hotels in Muscat with its enviable site, Sheraton Oman offers easy access to a host of sightseeing destinations. Located at the heart of the bustling capital Muscat, the hotel is in proximity to leading tourist places including Muttrah Souq, Muttrah Corniche, Al Alam Palace, National Museum of Oman and the business district.

About Marriott International, Inc.

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is the world’s largest hotel company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 5,700 properties in over 110 countries. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts. The company’s 30 leading brands include: Bulgari Hotels and Resorts®, The Ritz-Carlton® and The Ritz-Carlton Reserve®, St. Regis®, W®, EDITION®, JW Marriott®, The Luxury Collection®, Marriott Hotels®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Renaissance® Hotels, Sheraton®, Delta Hotels by MarriottSM, Marriott Executive Apartments®, Marriott Vacation Club®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Tribute Portfolio™, Design Hotels™, Gaylord Hotels®, Courtyard®, Four Points® by Sheraton, SpringHill Suites®, Fairfield Inn & Suites®, Residence Inn®, TownePlace Suites®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, Aloft®, Element®, Moxy Hotels®, and Protea Hotels by Marriott®. The company also operates loyalty program: Marriott Bonvoy®. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com and @MarriottIntl.

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