The Chedi Muscat Unveils Region’s Most Highly Anticipated Spa and Fitness Destination
New spa and fitness facility recalibrates benchmarks for hospitality in Oman
Dubai, October 2011 – The Chedi Muscat is heightening the Sultanate’s appeal as a luxury holiday destination with the grand opening of a state-of-the-art, 12,000-square-metre spa and fitness facility that promises guests and members an indulgent and tranquil experience by the shores of the Gulf of Oman.
The Spa at The Chedi Muscat is the largest facility of its kind in the capital port city, boasting the longest outdoor pool in the Sultanate of Oman. As a wellness facility with a starring role in the hotel, the opening also marks a first for Singapore-based operator, GHM (General Hotel Management).
“This entirely new, purpose-built facility redefines the spa, health and fitness experience at The Chedi Muscat,” said General Manager York Brandes. “We have spared no detail in ensuring that the culmination of our efforts results in an inspired and memorable space that is underpinned by style, luxury and sophistication.”
Following a major renovation, the hotel’s wellness amenities have been re-imagined to feature The Long Pool, a 103-metre outdoor swimming pool; a 400-square-metre health club; eight new private spa treatment rooms; separate men’s and women’s steam and sauna areas; and a relaxation lounge, in addition to The Serai Pool, The Chedi Pool and two floodlit tennis courts. The Long Pool Cabanas will also offer cocktails and light, well-balanced meals that are inspired by Japanese and Malay cuisine.
Fitness enthusiasts will find the health club furnished with 30 premium Technogym equipment from the Visio Web line in addition to Power Plates, a Kinesis Wall and a Pilates Corner. Among the services offered by the health club will be high- and low-impact group exercise classes, as well as personal trainers.
While The Spa is expecting steady traffic from its in-house guests, the hotel also plans to release a limited number of memberships. The exclusive memberships will comprise access to all three of the hotel’s pools, its private beach as well steam and sauna facilities. Membership will also include complimentary laundry service, spa treatments and sessions with a personal trainer as well as discounts on food and beverage throughout the hotel.
Next to unlimited access to the new fitness facility, the most sought-after membership privilege will likely be the generous 30% discount on best available rates at GHM properties worldwide.
With 13 self-contained rooms and suites, The Spa has overhauled its product menu in favour of high-end organic brands, such as SpaRitual, REN, VOYA, ila, Abahna and Naturelle D’Orient. The therapies draw from a range of wellness traditions, including Japanese, Tibetan, Balinese, Thai, Hawaiian and Ayurvedic.
The hotel has dedicated a total of 38 staff, including four expert fitness instructors, to handle service in the new facility.
Relaxation rituals will feature rejuvenating natural ingredients such as Himalayan cedar, Morrocan rhassoul mud, rosehip seeds, grapefruit and seaweed. The Spa will also offer facials for men, elaborate baths and a full range of beauty treatments.
The Chedi Muscat’s blend of Omani architecture and contemporary Asian design will extend throughout its wellness spaces. Wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows in the health club and relaxation rooms will offer prime views of the beach and the Gulf of Oman, while Arabic-inspired details, fret-cut wood and domed ceilings underscore the hotel’s unique location.
The significant expansion of The Spa at The Chedi Muscat, complete with some of the most ambitious attributes in the region, reinforces GHM’s commitment to offer discerning travellers world-class amenities in settings reflective of their destinations.
About The Chedi Muscat
A luxury resort with its own private beach near al Ghubra, The Chedi Muscat is located on an expansive 21 acres of land located approximately 20 minutes from Muscat's old city. The resort features 158 rooms and suites with magnificent views of beautifully landscaped gardens, the surrounding Hajar mountains and the picturesque Gulf of Oman. Dining venues include six restaurants offering Arabic, Asian, Indian and Mediterranean cuisine. Denniston Architects, spearheaded by renown visionary Jean-Michel Gathy, is the creative mind behind The Chedi Muscat’s inspired designs while The Restaurant is a creation of Yasuhiro Koichi of design studio SPIN in Tokyo.
Established in 1992, GHM (General Hotel Management Ltd.) is known for conceptualising, developing and operating an exclusive group of hotels and resorts. With an expansive portfolio and more projects in the pipeline, GHM prides itself in providing guests with an unrivalled lifestyle experience.
Each GHM property is an original. A symbiotic relationship between the hotel and the local culture enables GHM to provide guests with a genuine, close-up experience of the best each destination has to offer. The signature GHM style melds contemporary interpretations of Asian designs and distinctive local touches to create inspired, memorable spaces.
GHM’s portfolio includes:
· The Setai South Beach, Miami, USA
· The Legian Bali, Indonesia
· The Club at The Legian Bali, Indonesia
· The Nam Hai Hoi An, Vietnam
· The Strand Yangon, Myanmar
· The Ananti Kumgang Mountains, North Korea
· The Ananti Club Seoul, South Korea
· The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
· The Chedi Muscat, Oman
· The Chedi Chiang Mai, Thailand
GHM properties currently under development:
· The Chedi Club Suzhou, China
· The Chedi Amman, Jordan
· The Chedi Tamouda Bay, Morocco
· The Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland
· The Chedi Thracian Cliffs, Cape Kaliakra, Bulgaria
· The Chedi Taiping Lake, China
· The Chedi Qutub, New Delhi, India
· The Chedi Club & Residences Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia