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As we tiptoe into the year 2024, the enchanting allure of Muscat remains steadfast, its rich cultural tapestry weaving seamlessly through the modern cityscape. With a slew of new hotels poised to grace the capital of Oman, it’s imperative to keep your finger on the pulse when planning your sojourn to this captivating destination.

In this feature, Wego shortlists new hotels that you can explore on your next trip to Muscat, promising to elevate your stay to new heights of sophistication and indulgence.

Mandarin Oriental Muscat

Opening in Spring 2024, The Mandarin Oriental, Muscat, developed by Eagle Hills, will redefine luxury beachfront living in the city. With 103 rooms and 47 suites in the prestigious Mandarin Oriental Muscat complex, residents will enjoy unparalleled views of the Arabian Sea. Situated near iconic landmarks like the Royal Opera House and Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, these residences offer luxury living within a vibrant community.

The Residences feature an array of amenities, including outdoor and children’s pools, a game room, a theatre, a residents’ lounge, a private lobby, in-residence dining services, and exclusive access to the hotel’s amenities. Moreover, residents will benefit from a dedicated team of Mandarin Oriental-trained staff and receive an invitation to the global Residences Elite program, enhancing their luxury lifestyle experience.

Mövenpick Hotel & Hotel Apartments Ghala Muscat

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Debuting in February 2024, the luxurious Mövenpick Hotel & Hotel Apartments Ghala Muscat by Accor Group offers 282 rooms and 58 serviced apartments with various facilities, features, and budgets. Each room is equipped with an air conditioner, a coffee machine, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with a shower. As you upgrade your room, additional features may be included, such as a fridge, dishwasher, or microwave, in addition to the amenities mentioned earlier.

Wake up to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and the promise of a sumptuous hot breakfast buffet. Whether you’re craving à la carte delights or continental classics, the diverse menu caters to every palate, ensuring that every meal is a culinary delight. Special dietary needs are no obstacle, with vegan, vegetarian, or halal options available upon request.

The attentive service extends beyond the culinary realm. The 24-hour front desk, staffed with multilingual professionals fluent in Afrikaans, Arabic, German, and English, is always at your service. Beyond the comfort of your room, a world of relaxation and recreation awaits. Take a dip in the year-round outdoor pool, work up a sweat in the well-equipped fitness center, or unwind in the rejuvenating sauna.

The terrace beckons with its promise of relaxation, offering a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of the city Explore nearby attractions, including mosques and malls, with the airport conveniently located just 10 kilometers away. Should you wish to explore further afield, the hotel offers a shuttle service, available at an additional charge, ensuring that every aspect of your stay is tailored to your needs. 

St Regis Al Mouj Muscat

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Prepare to be transported to a world of unparalleled luxury and sophistication as St. Regis Al Mouj Muscat, the newest gem in the Marriott International portfolio, opens its doors in April 2024. This opulent sanctuary boasts a range of exceptional features that set it apart as a distinguished destination.

Guests can revel in the allure of a secluded private beach, indulge in an award-winning golf club, take a refreshing dip in two expansive swimming pools, pamper themselves at the luxurious Guerlain spa, and embark on a gastronomic journey with a collection of nine signature dining establishments, each promising a unique culinary experience that is sure to stimulate the palate and enhance the opulence of their stay.

The hotel’s commitment to excellence extends to its facilities for hosting meetings and events. The Dana Ballroom, spanning an impressive 1350 sqm, and six adjacent meeting rooms provide an ideal canvas for various MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) events.

With 250 meticulously designed rooms and suites, each exuding maximum luxury, guests are treated to breathtaking views of the golf course and beachfront, enhancing the overall experience of their stay at this exceptional hotel. St. Regis Al Mouj Muscat promises an unparalleled blend of sophistication, comfort, and indulgence.

IntercityHotel Bawshar

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Sashaying into the spotlight in February 2024, IntercityHotel Bawshar by Deutsche Hospitality is a distinguished four-star establishment featuring 95 well-appointed rooms for its guests. Each room is thoughtfully equipped with essential amenities, including bed linen, towels, a kettle, a minibar, a safety box, a TV, and a private bathroom with a shower.

Beyond the confines of your room, you’ll have access to a range of indispensable facilities, such as an outdoor swimming pool, a fully-equipped fitness center, a restaurant offering diverse culinary delights, and complimentary private parking spaces for your vehicles. Fast and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the premises, ensuring you stay connected at all times. Additionally, the attentive front desk service is ready to assist you around the clock.

Satisfy your culinary cravings with a daily breakfast buffet that’s a veritable feast for the senses. Featuring a wide array of options ranging from Asian to continental dishes, the diverse selection promises to enchant your palate and elevate your stay to new heights. 

Strategically positioned, IntercityHotel Bawshar offers easy access to prominent attractions, with the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque just 5.8 km away and Oman Avenues Mall a mere 7.5 km from the hotel. For jet-setting travelers, Muscat International Airport is a mere 15 km from the accommodation, ensuring a smooth journey from touchdown to relaxation. 

Nikki Beach Resort and Spa

Nikki Beach Global has proudly introduced its sixth luxurious beachfront resort, Nikki Beach Resort and Spa, in Muscat, poised to be your idyllic staycation destination. Located just a half-hour drive from Muscat International Airport, this upcoming haven is slated to open its doors in late 2024. Immerse yourself in the allure of 140 stunning rooms and suites, complemented by 30 villas, each featuring a private pool for an exclusive retreat.

Enveloped in opulence, the resort boasts three swimming pools, a beach club, a marina, and a yacht club, ensuring a diverse range of experiences for discerning guests. Culinary aficionados will delight in the gastronomic offerings of three signature dining experiences at the hotel. 

Nikki Beach Resort and Spa promises not just accommodation but an immersive escape where every detail is curated for an extraordinary and memorable stay. Prepare yourself to be entranced by the seamless fusion of opulence, serenity, and culinary mastery. 

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