Grand Hyatt Muscat boosts Mice facilities

Franzen... more demand for short-term leisure breaks

THE Grand Hyatt Muscat located in the central business district and diplomatic area has established itself as the premier five-star hotel in the city. Nestled between the stunning Hajar Mountains and Gulf of Oman the hotel is in the ideal location for corporate and leisure guests. The hotel boasts a total of 280 rooms, including 54 suites ranging from 42 to 350 sq m all offering garden and sea views.

The Grand Hyatt Muscat has a wide choice of dining options to suit all guest tastes from Habana Sports Bar’s Pub fare to Tuscany serving authentic Italian cuisine as well as Mokha Café, an all day dining restaurant. Club Olympus state-of-the art gym also has two swimming pools, extensive beach front and access to an uncrowned natural beach.

As a leading corporate hotel Grand Hyatt Muscat continues to be in high demand for meetings and events.  The hotels extensive 815 sq m Afrah Ballroom which accommodates 850 people is a versatile space that can be used in a variety of combinations. The adjoining pre-function foyer can be used as a natural extension to a main event in the ballroom or for small gatherings and cocktail functions.

The hotel’s general manager Christoph Franzen says: “The Mice segment is a big growth area for the hotel. Situated within the main business district of the city the Grand Hyatt is a natural choice for our local and international clients.”

Grand Hyatt Muscat... best of both worlds

Two executive board rooms have been added to the hotels meetings facilities to keep pace with demand. Conference rooms and break out sessions can be staged at Habrout and Lubaan Meeting Rooms and Yahsbum Conference Rooms.  A total of eight meeting and board rooms are now available at the hotel.

The hotels recent marketing strategy focusing on the leisure segment has increased business from the GCC and emerging markets such as Russia, India and China.

“We are working closely with the Oman Ministry of Tourism supporting them in their efforts to establish Oman as a leading destination for both business and leisure in the region,” says Franzen.

Oman has earned a reputation as a very safe destination with an established inbound market from Mainland Europe and the UK. With heightened awareness of what the country has to offer both the business and leisure traveller as a preferred destination interest and business levels are steadily growing and this trend set to continue throughout 2012.

“We have recorded a pick-up in medium and short term leisure breaks from the regional and international markets and the newly opened Royal Opera House has added to the appeal of Oman as an outstanding destination,” says Franzen.

“Primarily we are a corporate hotel but due to our exceptional beach facing location and the leisure facilities at the property we are well placed to develop the leisure sectors locally, regionally and internationally. A winning combination of the city and beach front a foot step away, the hotel location captures the best of both worlds,” he adds.