A stay at The Chedi in the Omani capital of Muscat is an experience like no other. Sitting on its own private beach, with the glittering waters of the Gulf of Oman on one side and views of the Al Hajar mountains rising up behind, yet right in the thick of the city, The Chedi is an urban oasis from its sultry, lantern lit lobby to its lush Moroccan gardens and sumptuous Balinese spa. Guests relax in rooms combining traditional Omani architecture balanced with influences from around the world for a sleek, elegant and ultimately relaxing experience. A culinary whistlestop tour is on offer with cuisines from nearby and as far afield as Europe and Southeast Asia, in artfully-designed restaurants, indoors beneath sparkling chandeliers and alfresco, with the sand underfoot. Leisure guests have every whim catered to with outdoor pools, a 13-suite spa, fitness club and souvenir boutique, while business guests can keep things afloat in the well-equipped business center.
Location: Overlooking the ocean, The Chedi stands in the Al Azaiba district in north west Muscat.
Service: Guests can relax in the knowledge that everything is taken care of, with comprehensive and personalized five-star service.
History: In its more than ten years of operation, The Chedi has gained a sparkling reputation with business and leisure guests alike.
Guests can lounge in sumptuous luxury with every conceivable comfort in one of the 158 rooms, beautiful appointed and exquisitely designed with authentic Omani style in mind with accents and hints from Arabia, Japan and Europe.
High ceiling and enormous windows are among the details that add to the sizable luxury in these sprawling villas. With more than 700 square feet of space across bedroom, separate living area and open plan bathroom with its sunken tub and private balcony with stunning views, guests can truly lose themselves.
Set amongst peaceful water gardens, these elegant suites, spread over 420 square feet, are decorated with Asian style simplicity and artful Omani accents. Fully equipped with all the mod cons, they feature Nespresso coffee machines among other toys and boast VIP access to the exclusive club lounge.
Oversized windows afford unparalleled views of the Gulf of Oman from these 322-square-foot rooms in the three-storey Serai building. These well-equipped suites feature an open plan bathroom with rain shower as well as a range of high tech gadgets.
From shopping for souvenirs and relaxing at the spa to invigorating workouts and comprehensive business facilities, The Chedi has it all, no matter what guests need.
With 13 suites, this is Muscat’s largest spa, offering a comprehensive menu of traditional treatments from the Middle East and beyond in meditative, peaceful surroundings guaranteed to calm and de-stress.
Guests searching for an unusual gift or precious memento need look no further than the treasure trove boutique in the hotel lobby. It is well stocked with rare and beautiful Omani jewelry, art and ornaments guaranteed to ‘wow’ any recipient.
The well-equipped business center in the Serai wing adjoins the hotel’s dedicated meeting room and features high-speed computers with lightning WiFi, color printing facilities and knowledgeable staff on hand.
Guests can maintain their exercise regime without a hiccup in the fully-equipped gym with its range of cardio machines, free weights and pilates equipment; qualified personal trainers are on hand for one to one advice.
With three temperature controlled outdoor pools to choose from, guests can rotate from the Serai Pool, to relaxing dips in the adults-only Chedi Pool or opt for a few invigorating lengths in the Long Pool, which is indeed the longest pool in the Middle East.
Guests staying in Deluxe Club Rooms and Chedi Suites have access to the array of facilities available in this exclusive retreat. The Lounge features breakfast, a well-stocked library, business services and cocktails and canapes at sunset.
Dining at the Chedi is a gourmet extravaganza and an experience for all the senses regardless of the venue. From Mediterranean fare to beach barbecues, everything is served and prepared with flair.
Diners nibble on mezze platters - perfect for sharing, as well as traditional Arabic delights including shawarma and kebabs in the Arabian courtyard, with a starry canopy overhead and desert breezes to cool and calm.
When the weather is beautiful, diners may opt for a laid-back but no less delicious dinner with views of the glittering Gulf as night falls. With sand between the toes and sumptuous, fresh seafood on the plate, it’s a treat for the senses.
Diners enjoy light, alfresco Mediterranean bites over a long lunch or as the sun sets with the Chedi Pool on one side and the ocean on the other.
Guests sink into European furniture, amidst Middle Eastern art in the stylish lobby lounge. Here, snacks and drinks are available with views onto the verdant gardens and out to the Gulf of Oman.
After an invigorating swim in the longest pool in the Middle East, guest can relax at a waterside table, to fuel up on expertly prepared sushi and sashimi while enjoying views out to the ocean.
Fine dining beneath curvaceous arches and sparkling crystal chandeliers is what’s on offer at The Restaurant, a simple name that belies exquisitely prepared international cuisine. Diners enjoy delicious plates accompanied by elegant entertainment.
Eastern treats are on offer for daytime poolside diners. After a refreshing dip, where better to recline and dine than under crisp white canopies, providing shade from the Omani sun?
Adjoining the Arabian Courtyard, the fragrant Shisha Lounge offers a true taste of Oman as guests enjoy snacks and drinks accompanied by flavored tobacco, smoked through traditional water pipes, as they recline on comfortable cushions.
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