The Jewel of the Sultanate Al Bustan Palace in Oman

Renowned as The Jewel of the Sultanate  Al Bustan Palace in Oman a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, has revealed plans for extensive restorations, aimed at spotlighting the hotel’s role as a symbol Omani culture and hospitality.

Set to start in Spring 2017, the multi-phase transformation is anticipated to come to an end by early 2018.
The ambitious project builds on the luxury resort’s positioning as the premier destination for affluent travelers, including royalty and heads of state in Muscat.

Al Bustan Palace in Oman

Al Bustan Palace in Oman

The distinguished creative design firm WATG and its interior design studio, Wimberly Interiors have been appointed to oversee this iconic project, which includes a complete refreshment of the two hundred guest rooms and fifty suites, as well as the resort’s main guest arrival porte cochere, meetings and events spaces, majestic lobby lounge, grand ballroom and all-day dining restaurant.

Some of these spaces will be remodeler for the first time in ten years, or since the hotel grand opening in 1985 in the case of the main arrival porte cohere.

Al Bustan Palace in Oman

Facilities such as the recreation centre and fitness will be refreshed and upgraded with state-of-the-art equipment.
The design takes inspiration from the traditional artisans of Oman, who continue to perpetuate the country’s living heritage and culture through the practice of their craft.

The journey of the hotel will be charted in an exhibition showcasing a selection of renderings and pictures from the project’s creative vision, offering the visitors as well as the local community a glimpse of the grand transformation.

Al Bustan Palace in Oman

Al Bustan Palace in Oman

“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 the affluent guests.

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

Al Bustan Palace in Oman

Al Bustan Palace in Oman

It has been a symbol of the nation’s emergence as a destination for global travelers since it was built in 1985.
This ambitious project will strengthen the luxury hotel’s positioning as a leader in the hospitality market in the Gulf and will bring a significant competitive advantage to continue achieving lasting results, while developing the next generation of Omani leaders and hospitality professionals.

Building on the luxury brand’s legacy as experience curator and a local landmark, an Exhibition Gallery will be inaugurated in March as a symbol of the Palace’s commitment to the local community.

Al Bustan Palace in Oman

Al Bustan Palace in Oman

“The Exhibition Gallery is based on our idea of offering guests and visitors a true insider experience into the people’s palace” said Katrin Herz. “This exciting project is meant to be shared with the public, we want to take them on this inspiring journey with us.”

The luxury resort’s outdoor recreation and beach facilities, infinity pool and Six Senses Spa will remain open to the public during this time, as well as the beachfront specialty restaurant Beach Pavilion Bar & Grill, and poolside eatery BLU Bar.

Information: albustan@ritzcarlton.com , +968 24 799 666

Al Bustan Palace in Oman

Al Bustan Palace in Oman

Tucked away between the rugged Al Hajar mountain range and the Sea of Oman, Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel is a hidden jewel amongst luxury hotels in Muscat, Oman, a beachfront retreat that welcomes guests with customs steeped in ancient traditions and contemporary comfort.

From each of the luxury Muscat hotel’s 250 guest rooms and suites’ private balconies, guests can gaze upon magnificent mountain, sea or garden views.
They can relax on the pristine stretch of private beach or dine on its sandy carpet under the stars, in one of the hotel’s three distinctive restaurants. Perfect for couples, business guests and families alike, Al Bustan Palace provides all the ingredients that will stir memories for a lifetime.

The Jewel of the Sultanate Al Bustan Palace in Oman

The Jewel of the Sultanate Al Bustan Palace in Oman

For more information or reservations, please visit ritzcarlton.com/albustanpalace, join us on www.facebook.com/albustanpalace.muscat or call +968 24 799 666.

WATG is one of the world’s leading integrated design firms and ranked as 2nd in the world among hotel architectural firms. WATG’s interior design group, Wimberly Interiors, was ranked 11th by Interior Design Magazine in their 2015 Hospitality Giants survey.

With over 70 years of design excellence, WATG and Wimberly Interiors have become the world’s leading design consultants in the industry since starting in Hawaii in 1945.

The Jewel of the Sultanate Al Bustan Palace in Oman

With offices in Honolulu, Irvine, Beverly Hills, Seattle, Chicago, New York, London, Miami, Istanbul, Dubai, Singapore and Shanghai, the multi-disciplinary design firm is best known for creating internationally acclaimed destinations in 160 countries across six continents.

WATG offers integrated design solutions comprising strategy, planning, architecture, landscape, and interiors for urban, tourism and resort destinations. WATG’s projects are renowned not only for their design and sense of place but also for their bottom-line success.


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