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Woods Bagot-designed Kempinski hotel opens in Muscat

by Fatima De La Cerna on Apr 5, 2018

Kempinski Muscat Hotel features 310 rooms and suites [image: ONA].
Kempinski Muscat Hotel features 310 rooms and suites [image: ONA].

A 310-key Kempinski hotel designed by Woods Bagot has opened in Al Mouj Muscat, it has been revealed.

Speaking at the opening ceremony held yesterday, Sheikh Rashid bin Saif al-Sa'adi, board chairman of Oman Hospitality Company (OHC) said that the development of the hotel was made possible by the combined efforts of Oman National Investments Development Company (TANMIA), Oman Brunei Investment Company, and military, security, and civil pension funds.

Kempinski Hotel Muscat boasts a variety of Omani design elements, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported, noting that the property’s façade was “inspired by the landscape of Old Muscat”.

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Meanwhile, the Al Alam Palace, the ceremonial palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, served as the inspiration for the lobby design and Arabic lanterns for the architectural design of the 1,100m2 pillarless ballroom.

Carsten Wiegandt, general manager of Kempinski Hotel Muscat, said: “The grand opening of our hotel marks an important day for the Kempinski brand.

“Being the latest hotel addition in Al Mouj Muscat, […] we aim to provide our guests with a memorable and authentic Omani experience, merged with over 120 years of European luxury, while contributing to the successful growth of the tourism sector in the Sultanate.”

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In addition to the 310 rooms and suites, the hotel features 10 restaurants and bars, a health club, a kids club, a spa, and 11 function rooms.

Located within Al Mouj Muscat, a waterfront development, Kempinski Hotel Muscat offers guests access to retail and dining facilities, as well as to the 400-berth Al Mouj Marina and a signature PGA-standard 18-hole links-style course at Al Mouj Golf.