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Luxury Has a New Destination In Muscat: Hormuz Grand Hotel

October 3, 2014 Luxury Hotels No Comments Email Email

Muscat’s latest entrant to the business luxury hotel segment, Hormuz Grand, has formally opened its doors.

DSC_2285_smallBilled as one of Muscat’s most complete luxury hotels, the Hormuz Grand combines elegance, comfort and location with the promise of warm and gracious service. Located at a three-minute drive from the Muscat International Airport, Hormuz Grand will cater to the most discerning guests by extending the famed Omani traditions of hospitality, culinary delight and service.

The 231 spacious rooms and 25 sleek suites are designed with the needs of the seasoned traveller in mind. The interiors are bold modern spaces where light and modern architecture interplay to suffuse the ambience with functionality and warmth. One of the key highlights of this Omani brand is its courtyard that imparts the feeling of being transported to an oasis. It incorporates a beautiful water body that contrasts with the fire bowls – a sight that is sure to captivate guests.

DSC_2633_smallThe extensive culinary offerings is an epicure’s delight. From global favourites to new flavours, diners can expect a culinary voyage around the world. The Hormuz Grand has a large global multi-cuisine restaurant, The Straits, offering a cyclic buffet menu daily in addition to an extensive selection from the a la carte menu that can be enjoyed facing the water body in the court yard. It also offers two speciality fine dining restaurants that include an Indian Restaurant and the Seafood Market that promise to excite and delight the palates of residents and visitors.

Designed to cater to the rising tide of business and leisure tourism into the city, the Hormuz Grand promises to meet the needs of today’s business and leisure travellers. Centrally located, the property adds a significant number of rooms to the existing capacity in the capital. The guest rooms are tasteful, functional and take the concept of luxury to another level. The residents and visitors to Muscat are in for a treat with the distinctive offerings at the hotel.

DSC_3029_smallThe city corporates will find Hormuz Grand’s business centre a hub of brisk efficiency. There are spaces especially designed to meet the needs and requirements of businesses comprising of multiple board rooms, meeting rooms and interview rooms. Larger events can be held in the spacious ballrooms with an open-air party area that can accommodate 120 to 350 guests. In addition, the hotel has 2000 square metres of premium office rental space with its own private lobby and lifts.

Guests looking to relax and rejuvenate from the modern day stresses will find the Hormuz Grand spa an abode of peace. Managed by ISpa from Thailand it incorporates eight treatment rooms, steam and sauna facilities. The state-of-the-art fitness centre and luxurious pool round off Hormuz Grand’s commitment to health and well-being.

DSC_3858_smallThe hotel is committed to Omani employment and training in the hospitality sector. The current workforce at the exclusive property comprises of eight nationalities. It is promoted by PMA International that comes with a decade of hospitality experience and owning luxury hotels in India and ISS Pension Fund.

P.J. Mammen, Chief Operating Officer of the Hormuz Grand says, “The launch of the Hormuz Grand is a significant occasion with additional 231 luxury rooms to the hotel industry in Oman. It is in line with His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al-Said’s vision to promote world class hospitality and tourism in the country, creating jobs for the youth and training them in what they are good at – unmatched hospitality.”

The hotel’s name has been inspired by the Strait of Hormuz that has been the gateway of trade between the Gulf and the rest of the world for time immemorial and continues to be the most important strait in the world due to its strategic location.

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