Landmark Oman hotel set for major revamp

The work, which is scheduled to begin soon, will include a complete refreshment of the 200 guest rooms and 50 suites

[image credit: Arabian Business]
[image credit: Arabian Business]

Muscat's Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, is planning extensive restorations, expected to be completed by early 2018.

The work, which is scheduled to begin soon, will include a complete refreshment of the 200 guest rooms and 50 suites, according to Arabian Business.

The resort’s main guest arrival porte cochere, meetings and events spaces, lobby lounge, grand ballroom and all-day dining restaurant will also be included in the restoration plans.

The hotel has appointed creative design firm WATG and its interior design studio, Wimberly Interiors to oversee the expansive restoration, set to be completed in multiple phases.

Katrin Herz, general manager at Al Bustan Palace said: “Al Bustan Palace is an enduring symbol of the rich traditions of Omani hospitality and following the restoration, the Palace will be revealed as a repository of local culture and traditions. In tandem, we wanted to take the palace to the next level of luxury for our affluent guests.”

A statement said that that some spaces of the hotel will be remodelled for the first time in 10 years.

Facilities such as the recreation centre and fitness will be refreshed and upgraded with new equipment, it added.

Owned by The Ministry of Tourism, Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, remains one of Muscat’s most prominent historical landmarks.

 

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