W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International Inc., announced the opening of W Muscat, the brand’s newest beachfront W Escape and the second to open in the Middle East this year. Set against the stunning backdrop of the rugged Al Hajar Mountains, which form a stark contrast to the historic capital city’s lively waterfront, W Muscat sits at the intersection of the bustling Shatti Al Qurum area. The new hotel opens in an ideal locale to bring the W brand’s signature take on playful luxury to the serene waterfront of Oman.
All of the 279 guestrooms and suites at W Muscat provide uninterrupted views of the glistening blue water, with their design drawing inspiration from the ocean as well as the asymmetrical lines of the nearby mountains, caves and desert. These are contrasted with art deco detailing, reminiscent of traditional Omani charm.
An enormous 1800 sqm beachfront pool offers breathtaking views of the Gulf of Oman and forms part of the W brand’s iconic WETexperience. Here, guests can swim, soak up the sun and enjoy signature beverages while listening to live DJ performances. W Muscat will be hosting a FUEL Weekend in October – the W brand’s signature fitness and wellness retreat where WETwill take center stage.FUEL guests can expect next level, energy-soaked celebrity workouts, parties and delicious beverage and food offerings.
The highly anticipatedSiddharta Lounge By Buddha-Barmakes an Oman debut at W Muscat, bringing its signature flair for culinary prowess and inventive beverages to the rooftop restaurant and lounge. Overlooking the sweeping coastline of Shatti Al Qurum, the space interlocks both indoor and outdoor venues and celebrates the story of Bedouin travelers through innovative design and artistic representation. Breathtaking ocean vistas are framed by an extraordinary rooftop infinity pool that invites guests to literally dive into the action and order a beverage at the swim up bar. Siddharta Lounge By Buddha-Bar transforms from a daytime respite for lounging and relaxing amongst gorgeous views to a scene-setting hotspot when the sun goes down and the music turns up. The concept builds on the adventurous and inventive spirit of George V Eatertainment from Raymond and Tarja Visan. Siddharta Lounge By Buddha-Bar promises a packed calendar of events focused on social dining and electro-ethnic music.
Harvestoffers guests greener, lighter, fresher and brighter options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu is designed using locally sourced produce and rotating specialties including an exclusive coffee roasted locally in Oman. The restaurant is sprinkled with silver beads inspired by the trade of pearl fishing. CHAR, as the name suggests, dares to defy the traditional grill house, where everything and anything meets the flame. Without hesitation or constraints, the décor embodies an Omani Dhow with tug rope lighting adorning the ceiling and wall-side signal beams as if the space were at sea. Evocative of1930s Shanghai, Ba Bannamed after Chinese opera-like music, fuses Chinese aesthetics and modern eastern style. The menu transforms dishes from the kitchens of China, capturing the spirit of Shanghai from pre-revolution to modern times. From a Peking Duck to dim-sum bar to egg tarts, this sophisticated restaurant reflects memories of “life around the Bund,” drawing inspiration from the back alleys of Shanghai.
For more information, visit www.wmuscat.com