“Centara Muscat Hotel Oman” the first Centara hotel in the Middle East with convenient location in Muscat’s Ghala Heights business district
With its first hotel opening in the Middle East just around the corner, Centara Hotels & Resorts, renowned Thai hospitality operator of the “Centara” brand, gives an overview about the tranquil waterside city of Muscat and a preview to its first property in GCC “Centara Muscat Hotel Oman”.
Rich in history at a major crossroads of ancient trade routes, Muscat is one of the most bustling cultural centres in the Middle East. A waterside serenity, the city contains masses of exotic and geologically stunning attractions to be explored, from deserts and lush green valleys to rugged coastlines and beaches, along with plenty of adventure activities such as water sports and diving, city sightseeing to forts and palaces, traditional Middle Eastern souks, plus a chance to experience warm Arabian hospitality.
As opposed to its more famous neighbouring cities like Dubai and Abu Dhabi which beats with the pulse of the future, Muscat, the capital city of Oman with just over 1.5 million population, remains laid back and hums along at ease in its mix of grand historical past and forward-looking present. Under the rules governed by Sultan Qaboos, a visionary and benevolent monarch who has been responsible for Oman’s exceptional religious tolerance, the Sultanate has decreed that new buildings cannot be more than seven stories and everything must be in traditional whitewashed style and nestled into the craggy mountain lines, making the city landscape unique and charmingly inspirational for travellers to explore.
Muscat is the Holy Grail for the modern transformational tourism. There are myriads of urban and cultural activities in the Sultanate’s capital that will keep your holiday energised and full of unconventional experiences, all within easy access from Centara Muscat Hotel Oman. With its convenient location in Ghala Heights business district, the hotel is surrounded by an incredible variety of sights with great historical depth and shopping opportunities, including Muttrah’s souk – a hive of Omani social activity; Royal Opera House Muscat – with live performances; and the Al Qurum featuring many department stores and shopping centres along with direct access to the beachfront. Guests staying at Centara Muscat Hotel Oman will also find it easy to enjoy several city landmarks including the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, The Al Bustan Palace, The Bait al Zubair Museum, and Oman International Exhibition Centre.
Opportunities for desert excursions and pastimes at an oasis or wadi are also up for grabs. Here you can experience the adrenaline-pumping dune bashing or a heavy dash of Omani hospitality at a cozy picnic with a visit to a Bedouin home at Wadi Al Arbeieen. Muscat International Airport can be reached within just a 15-minute drive from Centara Muscat Hotel Oman.
With 152 comfortable rooms and an exceptional location, the new four-star Centara Muscat Hotel Oman is a modern city hotel featuring well-rounded facilities; three restaurants serving Thai, Middle Eastern and International dishes, a dedicated Thai spa – Centara’s signature SPA Cenvaree, a rooftop pool and terrace with views overlooking the Gulf of Oman, meeting facilities, premium lounge and complimentary Wi-Fi. The new Muscat hotel is suitable for both business and leisure travellers.
Anthony Wright, General Manager of Centara Muscat Hotel Oman, spoke of the hotel’s latest development, “Centara Muscat Hotel Oman will open its doors in early May as the first Centara hotel to operate in the Middle East. Since the beginning of this year, we started rolling out the communications about the opening of this new, exciting property and have secured bookings from our agents and sales offices worldwide. We now continue to take bookings via all channels and offer the public rates starting at 39 OMR ++ per night for weekdays and at 29 OMR ++ per night for weekends. Our rates are believed to be very competitive in the market and FIT travellers can book conveniently through our direct website at: www.CentaraHotelsResorts.com/CMO.”
“With this opening, Centara is bringing unique Thai hospitality to the forefront of service and operations – something that has not been seen before in the region. We believe that with our comprehensive and modern facilities matching those in a standard four-star Centara hotel, coupled with its supreme location, Centara Muscat Hotel Oman will be an ideal accommodation choice for those aspiring for a city exploration and those on a business trip,” Anthony Wright added.
Royal Opera House