The Chedi Muscat opens new luxury spa facility

The relaxation lounge at the Chedi Muscat Spa

THE Chedi Muscat has heightened the Sultanate’s appeal as a luxury holiday destination with the opening of its state-of-the-art, 12,000-sq-m 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-m outdoor swimming pool; a 400-sq-m 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. Another membership privilege will be a generous 30 per cent 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.  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.