Mandarin Oriental Muscat opens

The 150-key Mandarin Oriental, Muscat is now open

Mandarin Oriental, Muscat has opened its doors, marking the group’s debut in the Sultanate of Oman. The distinctive architectural design of this urban resort and branded residences takes full advantage of the views over the Arabian sea, while its location in the heart of the city in Shatti Al-Qurum, a prestigious neighbourhood, is perfectly positioned to explore Muscat’s intriguing ancient architectural treasures and vibrant culture. Enhancing its heartfelt charm is the breathtaking backdrop of the majestic Hajar Mountains. Mandarin Oriental’s legendary service, combined with distinctive dining concepts, a world-class spa and authentic Omani-inspired experiences, will ensure that the much-anticipated resort will bring a new level of exceptional hospitality to the country.

Envisioned by renowned French interior designer Xavier Cartron, the hotel’s architecture draws inspiration from the richness and diversity of Oman’s culture, inviting guests to embark on a journey of discovery. Entering the hotel lobby through grand Omani wooden doors, guests experience a seamless blend of influences from various regions and civilizations, honouring the culture and craftsmanship of Oman.

The natural beauty of Oman inspires the design of the 103 guestrooms and 47 suites, featuring locally sourced natural materials including Desert Rose marble and Ashwood. Each handcrafted piece invites travellers to uncover the country’s treasures. The bed backboard draws inspiration from the “Kuma”, the traditional Omani hat, while authentic motifs and fabrics pay homage to traditional handwoven patterns. Brass lanterns are inspired by the iconic “Khanjar”, the Omani daggers showcasing the region’s artisanal heritage. With a collection of 156 private homes, The Residences at Mandarin Oriental offer an unparalleled waterfront lifestyle, featuring exceptional comfort and service.

The five distinct restaurants and lounge will provide a wide range of international cuisines with Mandarin Oriental’s renowned culinary excellence under the leadership of Executive Chef Raymond Rjaily who joins from Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta.

Offering a holistic wellness experience, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Muscat blends Mandarin Oriental’s award-winning Asian inspired treatments with local healing traditions.

For the most sophisticated events and weddings, the hotel offers 2,000 square metres of indoor venues and an additional 335 square metres of outdoor space. All venues are bathed in natural daylight, including a one-of-a-kind 800-square-metre ballroom with spectacular sea views, an adjoining Bridal Room and three dedicated banqueting and meeting spaces.