Oman's first Kempinski Hotel opens in Muscat
The hotel was designed by Woods Bagot and was inspired by Old Muscat destinations like the Muttrah Corniche
Kempinski Hotel Muscat, previously known as Kempinski The Wave hotel has now opened its doors after a three year delay. The hotel was originally scheduled to open in 2015, which was then moved to Q4, 2017.
The 310-key hotel has 10 restaurants and bars, along with a health club and a spa. The hotel was designed by Woods Bagot and was inspired by Old Muscat destinations like the Muttrah Corniche. The design of the lobby was inspired by the Al Alam Palace, the palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos.
"We aim to offer a combination of local traditions inspired by Omani hospitality and world-class luxury to guests visiting the Sultanate, guaranteed to create unforgettable memories. Oman’s rich culture and diverse landscape places the country as a must-visit destination for tourists. The beaches, green valleys, caves, mountain ranges, traditional markets, and architecture of numerous historical monuments are major attractions for tourists from around the world," said Carsten Weigandt, general manager of Kempinski Hotel Muscat.
“The opening in Muscat is part of the overall Middle Eastern growth strategy of Kempinski Hotels of properties in key destinations including full service resort and leisure destinations”, commented Henk Meyknecht, chief operating officer Middle East & Africa and member of the Kempinski Management Board.
Swiss luxury wellness expert, Resense, has designed the spa so that it offers separate sections for men and women as well as a couples’ suite, a double treatment room, and a health club exclusively for hotel guests and selected members.
The gentlemen’s spa is designed to be more like a private club complete with treatment suites, barbers and a relaxation lounge. The health club comes complete with dedicated personal training and assessment room, a female only gym, fitness class studio and a juice bar where guests and members can enjoy infusions & vitamin boosters.
The 1,100 sq m pillar-free ballroom can accommodate up to 700 guests and can be divided into three sections. The diamond-shaped building also hosts 11 separate function rooms, featuring natural daylight and conveniently equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment.