Sheraton back in business

A deluxe room with a view … Sheraton Oman

Following a transformative renovation of its 230 guestrooms, public spaces, food and beverage products, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts reopened last last year in Muscat, adding the country’s tallest building back into Muscat’s skyline, at the top of Ruwi – the financial and business hub of Oman’s capital city.

'The renovation of Sheraton Oman reflects the brand’s approach to an elevated and customised design and further reinforces Sheraton as a trusted voice in global travel,' said Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International. 'Marriott International remains committed to setting new hospitality benchmarks in Oman and being a part of the country’s development. With a strong presence in the Sultanate across three hotels, we are also on track to double our portfolio in the country with four new properties and over 1,000 rooms set to open in the next five years.'

Speaking at the reopening, Sheikh Al Muhannad Al Hashar, chairman Al Hashar Group, the owner of the property, said, 'Sheraton Oman, the tallest building in the country, has played a key role in shaping the hospitality sector in Oman since it first started business in 1985. Significantly, with the Sultanate all poised for a long-term, major growth in the MICE segment, Sheraton Oman’s enhanced conferencing facilities are sure to add great value to the future of tourism.'

Sheraton Oman features modern and spacious rooms, including 27 suites with panoramic views of the Al Hajar mountain range. The renovation features the addition of 38 Sheraton Club rooms, which offer exclusive access to the Sheraton Club lounge with complimentary wi-fi, daily breakfast and a premium selection of beverages and hors d’oeuvres. Sheraton Oman also features Al Deyafa, a lounge dedicated for guests with early check-ins and late check-outs – the only hotel in the country to offer such a facility.

The hotel also features a range of leisure facilities such as the state-of-the-art Sheraton Fitness & Spa with Technogym equipment, with a separate gym for ladies. Facilities include an outdoor and indoor pool with an option for resistance swimming, two Jacuzzis and exclusive access for ladies every morning from Monday to Thursday from 9am to 12pm. The expansive spa features four treatment rooms, with one room exclusively for men and one for women. Fitness aficionados can look forward to a Kinesis Studio for Zumba and other movement classes.

For business travellers, the hotel offers nine meeting rooms, two boardrooms and the Oman Ballroom which is designed to pay tribute to the splendour and generosity of Omani hospitality. With a capacity to host large events of over 1,000 guests and smaller intimate gatherings as well, Sheraton Oman is the perfect choice for both private celebrations and business functions.

Sheraton Oman is poised to offer its guests an elevated modern experience nestled in its original location. An ideal setting to experience Muscat, Sheraton Oman is half an hour away from Muscat International Airport and offers easy access to the Old Town, the Muttrah Souk, the Fish Market and the National Museum of Oman.