Set directly on the beach with views of the Gulf and the rugged mountains of Muscat, The Chedi Muscat is a stylish luxury hotel blending Asian-style minimalism with authentic Omani architecture. Public areas are a sort of Arabic Zen, with archways and reflecting pools amongst the nods to the local style. Muscat city is a 20-minute drive.
Rooms are uncluttered and supremely calm, and come with air conditioning, an espresso machine, and a flat-screen TV. A library, which functions as a Club Lounge is available for the exclusive use of Chedi Club Suite guests
There are eight restaurants to choose from, enjoy fantastic wines and cuisine from around the world, including Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Asian and Indian. Other amenities include an extensive spa and fitness centre, tennis courts, two swimming pools (including the adult-only Chedi Pool), and a 300 metres private beach. Jeep tours, dolphin-watching, and sightseeing tours of Oman’s landmarks can be arranged by the staff.
• 120 rooms (33-29m2) & 38 suites (62m2)
• Hotel opened: 2003
• Architecture & Interiors: Denniston
• Bathroom amenities: Acqua di Parma