Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, heralded a new chapter in its 33-year history at a glittering grand re-opening event under the patronage of His Highness Sayyid Taimur bin Asad Al Said, Assistant Secretary General for Communication, The Research Council. Following an extensive 18-month renovation, the newly re-imagined palace hotel has surpassed the grandeur of its palatial history to offer next generation luxury experiences, designed to embrace the needs of families and the modern global traveler.
“Hotels play a pivotal role in branding a destination and driving tourism. They have the power to attract visitors, create cherished memories, and give guests a reason to come back,” expressed H.E. Maitha bint Saif Al Mahrouqi, Undersecretary for the Ministry of Tourism. “Al Bustan Palace has long been a beacon of modern luxury, immersing guests in unique and authentic experiences that blend our country’s rich hospitality with refined design, 21st century facilities and sustainable practices. This renovation represents the gold standard of hospitality that will enthrall visitors from all across the globe.”
The Ladies and Gentlemen of Al Bustan Palace welcomed more than 400 guests to experience the strong sense of purpose and passion behind every aspect of the transformation. Innovative live food and beverage stations showcased the wide variety of enriching dining experiences along with live musical performances at the recently re-opened luxury destination.
Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director, Middle East & Africa, for Marriott International, said “The Ritz-Carlton is synonymous with the finest personal service and this hotel has been a true reflection of the brand for over 30 years, and we are delighted to introduce the newly reimagined hotel to the local and wider global community. With our expanding presence in the Sultanate, we remain committed to be a part of Oman’s development and look forward to setting new hospitality benchmarks across the country.”
Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, is set on a stunning one-kilometer stretch of coastline against a dramatic backdrop of Muscat’s majestic Al Hajar Mountain. It lies solitary amid an emerald green oasis with 200 acres of lush beachfront landscaping, overlooking the glittering azure waters of the Gulf of Oman.