Marriott Takes Brand to Oman for Fresh Take on Luxury
JW Marriott opens its first property in Oman's historic capital, adjacent to the Oman Convention & Exhibition Center
February 25, 2020
Got Marriott Bonvoy points? Now you can cash them in with a visit to Oman and a stay at the JW Marriott Muscat. Located in the heart of Muscat’s new business hub, within the Sultanate’s largest urban development project Madinat Al-Irfan, the hotel is an integral part of the Oman Convention & Exhibition Center (OCEC) precinct. Directly linked to the OCEC, it also provides easy access to key city landmarks including Muscat Old Town, Royal Opera House, Old Souq and Mattrah Corniche. It’s the brand’s first foray into Oman, which is within easy reach of Dubai.
The property offers a refreshing focus on mindfulness within the swirl of Muscat. Hotel guests can participate in a series of daily rituals that help transport them into an oasis of calm; each of which includes a five to 10-minute activity that enables them to be more aware, present, focused and inspired:
• The ‘108 Steps’ ritual brings people together by encouraging guests to walk in a circle clockwise, silently counting their steps to the number 108 to cultivate mental discipline and as a gesture of respect for the natural flow of life
• The ‘Words to Inspire’ ritual invites guests to choose words from a bowl and envision themselves being an embodiment of the word, leaving them feeling positive and inspired
• ‘Your Best Day’ ritual is about visualization of what is important to each guest and built around self-acknowledgment
JW Marriott Muscat features 304 guest rooms and suites, many of them offering views of Oman’s wadis, spectacular natural valleys flowing with water. With 27,000 square feet of banqueting space flooded with natural daylight and equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology, the new property is the place to host artfully choreographed meetings and events. Whether it is a small board meeting, a large conference, the hotel offers space and choice with two large ballrooms and six meeting rooms. Directly linked to the Oman Convention & Exhibition Center (OCEC) precinct, JW Marriott Muscat offers planners an ‘Events by JW’ service, including multi-lingual and experienced event planners and tailored menus. JW Marriott Muscat houses the largest Executive Lounge in the country.
Oman’s rich local produce is at the heart of JW Marriott Muscat’s food and beverage philosophy, with five restaurants and lounges to ensure the culinary experiences at the hotel fulfil every taste and desire. The all-day dining found at Kitchen 7 offers a tasteful selection of international buffets, Asian woks, Middle Eastern grills and Indian tandoors with an interactive show kitchen. Fire cooking lovers can enjoy sophisticated grills with a sparkling flair at Pink Salt; nature and the crafts of a botanist inspire the refreshing and creative beverages at Tonika; while Butter Buns gastropub houses the city’s best burgers, creating exceptional flavors. Guests can also relax and enjoy the Mediterranean vibe and entertainment from sunrise to sunset at the property’s CATCH pool bar.
A rejuvenating Spa by JW, offers signature treatments organized by four distinct benefits – renewal, calmness, invigoration and indulgence – as well as sauna and steam room facilities. Additional leisure facilities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, three outdoor swimming pools, a floodlit tennis court and a multipurpose court for basketball, volleyball and badminton.
JW Marriott Muscat is an LEED gold compliant – a stringent green-building standard set by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) reinforcing the property’s sustainable and environmental stewardship.
“The debut of JW Marriott in Muscat marks an exciting milestone for the brand in the Middle East and Africa,” said Mitzi Gaskins, Vice President & Global Brand Leader, JW Marriott. “The hotel’s extensive offerings encourage guests to live in the present while immersing themselves in the culturally authentic experiences of this enchanting city.”