Marriott has opened the first W hotel in Oman,
the W Muscat.
Set against the stunning 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 honors 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.”
Welcoming guests upon arrival is a striking,
nine-ton frankincense tree sculpture designed by Pongsatat Uaiklang. Standing at
an impressive 10 meters tall, the piece is made of solid stainless
steel, welded from 28 winding pieces. In traditional Omani
culture, frankincense was used to bless and welcome weary
travelers after their long journeys.
All of the 279 guestrooms and suites at W Muscat
provide uninterrupted views of the glistening blue water, with
their design drawing inspiration from the ocean as well as the
asymmetrical lines of the nearby mountains, caves and desert.
An enormous 1800 sqm beachfront pool offers
views of the Gulf of Oman and forms part of the W brand’s WET
experience. Here, guests can swim, soak up the sun and enjoy
signature beverages while listening to live DJ performances.
In addition to a variety of F&B outlets, the W
Muscat also features an Away Spa, a gym, and an assortment of
meeting and event spaces.