W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, has 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 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.
“Muscat is a fascinating and exciting city. Its cultural DNA honours millennia of tradition while looking to what’s new and next - an ideal match for the W brand,” said Anthony Ingham, global brand leader, W Hotels Worldwide.
“The arrival of W in Muscat marks a new chapter for both the brand and this buzzing metropolis. The hotel reinterprets Omani design and cultural traditions to create a modern, energetic and stylish Escape unlike anything the sultanate has seen before.”
Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International, added: “We are excited to bring the W brand to Oman with the highly anticipated opening of W Muscat. This W Escape will be a significant addition to our portfolio and redefine the hospitality scene in Oman.”
“The opening of W Muscat reflects our strategic role to create sustainable tourism assets, lifestyle communities and destinations that play a major role in the national economic diversification of Oman,” said Peter Walichnowski the CEO of Omran, the developer of the hotel.
The hotel features 279 rooms and suites and an enormous 1,800 sq m beachfront pool which forms part of the W brand’s WET experience featuring live DJ performances.
There is also a spa offers 10 treatment rooms, a steam room, a hammam and a couples’ treatment room and a choice of dining options including the Siddharta Lounge By Buddha-Bar which makes an Oman debut at W Muscat.For all the latest travel news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.