Under the auspices of HH Sayyida Dr. Muna bint Fahd Al Said and attended by the Minister of Tourism, HE Ahmed bin Nasser Al Mehrazi along with HE Maitha bint Saif Al Mahrouqiya Undersecretary of the Ministry of Tourism, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas announced the official opening of the impressive 33,000 square foot (3,066 meter) Six Senses Spa at Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Muscat, Oman.
Reflective of traditional Omani design, the spa beautifully complements the hotel and feature domed ceilings, elegant arched walkways and columns, and falaj (water channels). Housed on three levels much like an ancient Arabian fort, heavy wooden doors flank the imposing entrance that leads into a smaller entryway. The spa is comprised of a large reception area with ladies majlis (intimate seating/meeting area), two consultation rooms and a spa gallery featuring a variety of skincare and wellness lifestyle products.
With 17 treatment rooms and a myriad of wet facilities such as infrared saunas, steam rooms, ice showers and hammams, the facility will entice the most discerning spa goer. In the activity studios, guests can experience Six Senses popular yogic programs and immerse themselves in reconnecting experiences through the group’s expert visiting practitioners program.
A private ladies only club includes a gym, activity studio, relaxation area, hammam, sauna and steam, as well as ice shower. The facility also features a ladies only indoor pool and a private beach.
In a press conference to announce the official opening, Bernhard Bohnenberger, president of Six Senses, said “Six Senses Spa at Al Bustan Palace will take the spa experience in the Middle East to a whole new level. From glorious architecture to results-driven wellness programs, Six Senses is thrilled to be managing this exciting project which has been in the planning stage for several years.”
Spa goers will enjoy a wide selection of signature massages, results-driven facials, wellness therapies and rituals plus body, beauty and fitness treatments. Treatment highlights include a series of locally-inspired signature body scrubs using indigenous ingredients to revitalize the body and mind.
Intimately involved in the conceptualization of the spa, Six Senses appointed Bangkok firms Februar as project architect and P49 for interior design.
The hospitality consultant of the Ministry of Tourism, Sultanate of Oman, noted, “Six Senses Spa at Al Bustan Palace officially launched today and is by all accounts the most extensive and luxurious spa in the GCC region, and this opening marks a tremendous addition to the Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel here in Muscat. The spa will further increase the hotel’s appeal in the GCC and beyond, and will attract visitors looking for the preface combination of pure luxury, authentic Omani experiences and rejuvenation.”
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. A beachfront retreat that welcomes guests with customs steeped in ancient traditions and contemporary comfort, the property boasts 250 guest rooms and suites’ private balconies where from guest can gaze upon magnificent mountain, sea and garden views.
A five-minute walk from Al Bustan Palace, the spa is artfully built into the surrounding landscape of towering stone and rock cliffs of the Hajar Mountains and follows the natural progression of the wadi (valley).
Six Senses Spa offer a layered approach that unites a pioneering spirit with treatments that go beyond ordinary. At Six Senses, you will find an intuitive mix of science and human awareness, where our high-tech and high-touch approach defines a service that is crafted around the individual. From tailored treatments provided by global practitioners and expert yogic masters to functional fitness, anti-aging and nutritional programs, everything is centered on the guest. There are many ways to achieve wellness but at Six Senses you are guided on a personalised path to growth and reconnection.