An iconic symbol of Omani culture and hospitality, the hotel has been reimagined to embrace the needs of families and the modern global traveller, offering new and inspiring experiences that bridge heritage with state of the art technology and modern design, stated a press release.
“Oman continues to welcome record numbers of international visitors thanks to our commitment to offering world-class experiences for the modern global traveller that honour and celebrate our beautiful natural surroundings, rich culture and history,” commented H E Maitha bint Saif al Mahrouqi, Undersecretary in the Ministry of Tourism.
“The renovation of Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel fully supports this vision and we are confident that the hotel will continue to contribute to the sultanate’s thriving tourism industry.”
Royal Estates, Royal Court Affairs carried out the design of most of the refurbishment works, while renowned luxury integrated design firm WATG and affiliated design studio Wimberly Interiors provided some of the other architecture and interior renovation under the supervision of the Royal Estates. Undergoing a dramatic transformation, the hotel rooms and suites seamlessly combine decor inspired by Oman’s culture and heritage with refined design and state-of-the-art technology.
While the rooms retain their original elegance, an enhanced level of modern luxury is now provided by rich furnishings, lush materials and neutral metallic tones. New artwork pays homage to Oman’s artisans with contemporary digital prints incorporating images of traditional Omani silverware, jewellery, khanjars, and coffee pots.
“Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel has been an iconic property in Oman for more than 30 years and we are delighted to introduce the newly reimaged hotel to the local and global community,” said Katrin Herz, general manager at the Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
“With our established and expanding presence in the sultanate, we remain committed to being a part of Oman’s development and look forward to setting new hospitality benchmarks across the country.”
Capturing Oman’s spirit of adventure and its love of the outdoors, the hotel presents a refreshed Ritz Kids programme and a new outdoor Family Aqua Land. Ideal for families and multigenerational travel, young adventurers can now ride a zipline, splash through their own dedicated pool, or slide from a large Omani traditional boat, all surrounded by lush gardens, golden sands and sensational views of Al Hajar Mountains.