W Muscat Hotel, Oman

W Muscat | Oman

The Vibe: Arabesque meets the typical bold style of W Hotels.

The Area: On the beach at Shatti Al Qurum, a 15-minute drive from Muscat’s old town.

The DNA: Inspired by the diverse and vibrant natural locale – from the rugged mountain range to the vast Omani desert, to the azure waters of the Arabian Sea – W style. Upon arrival, guests re greeted by a striking, nine-ton frankincense tree sculpture designed by renowned artist Pongsatat Uaiklang. Then there’s the Living Room (W’s signature take on the lobby) with its Arabic Majlis, beneath an oversized installation of the Omani Kummas, chic headgears that are unmistakable marks of the Omani attire. The hotel offers all facilities of a full-scale resort: an enormous beachfront pool, spa, fitness centre, and several restaurants and bars – including a Siddharta Lounge by Buddha-Bar.

Suite-Me-Up: Asymmetrical corridors across the floors depict an artistic theme of ‘every girl has a story’ through locally commissioned holographic artworks depicting a female perspective of power, love, peace and beauty. All rooms and suites provide uninterrupted views of the glistening blue water. Designed for an extra spacious and edgy stay is the EWOW suite which white paneled ceiling evokes the intimacy of relaxing inside a tent. A saddle-like leather chair, bold mustard yellow stool, and faux fur wall are inspired by horse or camelback travel.

✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 279 rooms & suites (40-250m2) (430-2,691 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2019 • architecture: HKS Architects (Dubai) • interior design: Rockwell Group, P49 Deesign and Associates (Bangkok) ✅ free parking on-site • pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible

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