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Kempinski Hotel Muscat opens its doors
April 2018 374

Designed with a variety of local Omani influences, the modern urban resort Kempinski Hotel Muscat has opened its doors. Encompassing over 6km of stunning coastline within Al Mouj community, the 310-key property features meeting facilities, 10 world-class restaurants and bars, a fully equipped health club and an authentic spa experience.

“Being the latest hotel addition in the heart of new Muscat, it gives me great pleasure to introduce this brand-new hotel to our discerning guests, who are eager to experience the remarkable European flair of Kempinski and join us on this journey,” says Carsten Weigandt, general manager of Kempinski Hotel Muscat. “We aim to offer a combination of local traditions inspired by Omani hospitality and world-class luxury to guests visiting the Sultanate, guaranteed to create unforgettable memories. Oman’s rich culture and diverse landscape places the country as a must-visit destination for tourists. The expansive beaches, green valleys, caves, scenic mountain ranges, traditional markets, and architecture of numerous historical monuments are major attractions for tourists from around the world.”

Designed by Woods Bagot, Kempinski Hotel Muscat is a modern interpretation of Muscat and the Sultanate of Oman, with standout elements that are truly Omani in nature. The hotel’s buildings, with a façade inspired by the landscape of Old Muscat – such as the Muttrah Corniche – are a matrix of building structures, outlining what was once a commercial centre. The design of the lobby originates from the nature of lilies in a pond, and is inspired by the Al Alam Palace, the ceremonial palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos. The prominent location of the ballroom – wherein the Muscat Ballroom is situated – establishes a strong first impression, with an architectural design inspired by Arabic lanterns, illuminated in the evening to reinforce the hotel as a landmark in the Al Mouj community.

Kempinski Hotel Muscat comes as a dining destination with 10 outlets: The Kitchen Restaurant, Bukhara Restaurant, Pool Bar, Soi Soi, Boulevard Tea House, Café One, Amwaj Lounge, 1897 Cigar Lounge & Bar, Zale and Cosmic Bowling, which is the only bowling and entertainment centre in Al Mouj.

Swiss luxury wellness expert, Resense, has carefully crafted the bespoke Kempinski The Spa & Health Club to offer guests memorable experiences inspired by Omani wellness traditions, yet delivered in true European luxury.

The 1,100 sq m pillar-free ballroom can accommodate up to 700 guests and can be divided into three sections. The striking diamond-shaped building also hosts 11 separate function rooms, featuring natural daylight and conveniently equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment.

Kempinski Hotel Muscat is nestled in the Al Mouj community, an innovative project that offers unparalleled lifestyle and leisure experiences within the heart of new Muscat. Located within this waterfront community, guests will have access to exciting retail and dining facilities at Boulevard, with a 400-dock marina as well as a signature PGA-standard 18-hole links-style course at Al Mouj Golf, minutes away from the airport.

* Kempinski is available on stand HC1140  




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