Spend 2021 the right way: on a luxury Oman holiday filled with glitz, glamour and glorious views. Nestled between the Hajar Mountains and the Arabian Gulf, the captivating Chedi Muscat combines cutting-edge luxury with an authentic Omani experience, flaunting fabulous white walls, low-rise villas, perfectly polished floors and Arabian arches aplenty. So, what else makes The Chedi so special?
1. It's home to one of the Middle East's most iconic swimming pools
Claiming the title of both the most 'Instagrammable' and longest swimming pool in the Middle East, the Long Pool at The Chedi Muscat stretches over an astonishing 100 metres. Dip your toes in the thoughtfully temperature-controlled waters, or while away the days on the lounger-lined poolside with a cocktail in hand. The close by Long Pool Cabana provides the perfect spot for a light lunch, serving up Japanese sushi and sashimi whilst you gaze over the Gulf of Oman. If that's not enough, there are two more inviting swimming pools at the resort, as well as access to a stretch of private white-sand beach and the warm waters of the Arabian Gulf.
2. It's renowned for its fabulous fine dining cuisine
Experience the great cuisines of the world - from the Mediterranean and the Middle East to Southeast Asia and India - in the hotel's wealth of restaurants and lounges. An utterly unforgettable fine dining experience awaits at The Restaurant, where elegantly curved Omani arches, contemporary terrazzo floors and huge bay windows make a dramatic first impression. Feast on fabulous Asian, Middle Eastern and Indian fare cooked before you in the open show kitchens by Muscat's finest culinary experts, perfectly paired with a label from the extensive, award-winning wine list. Whether you choose the elegant dining room or alfresco terrace, expect spot-on service and fantastic flavours.
3. It's ultra-romantic and great for a couples' trip
There's something about the splendour, serenity and sophistication of The Chedi Muscat that just oozes romance, making it an ideal choice for an escape for two. Indulge in a romantic bathing ritual at the spa, lounge on a comfy daybed beside the adults-only Long Pool, or feast on fresh seafood and fine wine at the waterfront patio of the Beach Restaurant. Head out of the hotel and make memories in Muscat - whether sailing across the Gulf of Oman in search of dolphins, marvelling at the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, exploring the bustling Nizwa market, heading for a dreamy day in the dessert, or sniffing the world's most expensive perfume, Amouage, where it has been handcrafted for generations.
4. The Club Lounge is amazing
We'd certainly recommend booking a Deluxe Club Terrace or Chedi Club Suite for your stay here, as they enjoy exclusive access to the incredible Club Lounge. Enter the elegant lounge and library (open from 8am to 8pm), where you can indulge daily in delectable afternoon tea, before enjoying pre-dinner cocktails and canapés. Refresh with coffee, tea and fresh fruits all day long, while reading your daily newspaper, as well as enjoying your complimentary minibar that is replenished each day. Other Club benefits include a return airport transfers in a private limousine, a daily laundry service of up to 15 garments and a hearty buffet breakfast (with an incredible amount of choice!) served either at The Restaurant or in the privacy of your room or suite.
5. The gym is seriously impressive
A perfect choice for fitness fanatics, the gym here is something seriously special and easily one of the best in the Middle East. Located beneath the spa (which is also incredible), the Health Club measures a staggering 700-square-metres and is filled with state-of-the-art Technogym machines from the top-level Viso Web Line, free weights, Power Plates, a Kinesis wall and plenty of Pilates equipment, while personal trainers and group exercise classes are also available to help you with your goals. The gym has been designed in a tastefully unique living room-style, featuring Arabian mashrabiya screens, huge windows and shiny wooden floors.