Four Seasons announces Oman debut
Four Seasons and Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN Group) have announced plans for a luxury seaside resort and private residences in Muscat. The property is expected to open in 2024, according to some reports.
The upcoming Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Muscat, Oman, will comprise of an urban style resort, perfect for business travellers or leisure guests looking to visit the historic sights of Oman’s capital city – a rare opportunity to relish in the relaxing mountain and seaside setting. For those looking to make Four Seasons part of their everyday lifestyle, the project will also include a collection of Private Residences with sweeping views of the Sea of Oman.
“The Middle East continues to be an integral part of Four Seasons growth strategy, as we look for opportunities to offer unmatched Four Seasons experiences in exciting and dynamic destinations such as Muscat,” says Bart Carnahan, President, Global Business Development and Portfolio Management, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “We are excited to be a part of OMRAN Group’s long-term vision for the future development of Oman’s tourism landscape, further accelerating the strategic growth of its capital city and continuing to attract luxury guests and residents from around the world with a brand new Four Seasons offering.”
Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Muscat, Oman will be created through the redevelopment of a former yacht club and marina into 200 rooms and suites and 100 Private Residences. Guests and residents will enjoy access to a private beach, five dining outlets, and both indoor and outdoor pools with cabanas. In addition to water sports offered at the onsite beach, the resort will provide many additional activities for travellers of all kinds to experience through its tennis centre, spa and fitness facilities, and for younger guests, through a dedicated Kids For All Seasons and young adults centre.
The property will also feature extensive indoor and outdoor meeting and event spaces, as well as a bride’s room, business centre, business departure lounge, and prayer rooms.
“Muscat is a destination filled with history, natural beauty, business, tourism, and so much more, and we look forward to showcasing all it has to offer through this exceptional new project with Four Seasons,” says Dr. Hashil Obaid Al Mahrouqi, CEO of OMRAN Group. “By bringing this iconic brand to Muscat, we continue to drive forward the Oman Vision 2040 and our National Tourism Strategy, solidifying this wonderful country as a preeminent luxury destination for locals and global travellers alike.” Recent brand debuts in Oman This is a year of 70 plus hotel openings across the Sultanate of Oman. Here are a couple of other noteworthy openings (brand debuts) from earlier this year. CITADINES AL GHUBRAH MUSCAT
The Ascott Limited (Ascott), CapitaLand Investment’s wholly owned subsidiary, continues its tenacious Middle East and African expansion plans, building on its recent growth spree. Oman welcomed its first Citadines property with the launch of the stylish Citadines Al Ghubrah Muscat in the country’s capital.
The 96-key Citadines Al Ghubrah Muscat offers guests and visitors a home-away-from-home experience in the heart of Muscat, conveniently situated steps away from Sultan Qaboos Road, Muscat’s arterial link to the city’s International Airport. The new property is located within business and leisure districts including exhibition centres, the largest shopping malls, embassies, tourist attractions, beaches and national parks.
AVANI MUSCAT HOTEL
Another brand debut in Oman this year, Avani Hotels & Resorts opened Avani Muscat Hotel, located in Seeb, a prime residential area at the heart of Muscat’s westward growth.
Blending heritage-inspired touches and sleek contemporary style, the property’s 161 guest rooms are a masterclass in subtle design. On the residential side, 45 studios and one, two- and three-bedroom serviced apartments are perfectly suited for long-stay guests and families with children who can take full advantage of AvaniKids, the hotel’s kids’ club and pool.
Avani Muscat is adjacent to the Al Araimi Boulevard Mall and is just a five-minute drive from the Mall of Muscat, home to a spectacular 8,000 square metre aquarium and countless shopping, dining and entertainment options. Guests can also explore Seeb’s famous traditional souq, a sprawling blend of markets offering everything from spices to gold to Omani embroidery.