WTM Preview Al Bustan Palace offers guests holiday packages November 2003 273 A suite at the Al Bustan Palace. The Al Bustan Palace in Muscat, Oman is offering value packages for Ramadan for local Oman residents and GCC residents. The special offer for GCC residents is RO35 and includes, a choice of an Arabian Deluxe or Al Bustan Deluxe Garden view room inclusive of buffet breakfast (Iftar). For RO73, a choice of an Arabian Deluxe mountain view or Al Bustan Deluxe Garden view room inclusive of taxes and three buffet meals (breakfast lunch and dinner) at the Al Khiran Terrace restaurantOman residents pay RO63 for an Arabian Deluxe mountain view or Al Bustan Deluxe Garden view room inclusive of taxes and three meals (breakfast lunch and dinner) at the Al Khiran Terrace restaurantFor RO74 they get an Arabian Deluxe mountain view room or Al Bustan Deluxe Garden view room inclusive of taxes, breakfast buffet and lunch buffet at AlKhiran Terrace restaurant and dinner at China Mood or Al Marjan for two persons.“The hotel has fared well over the last year with occupancy levels having increased over the previous year. The future looks promising, with more and more Middle Eastern and GCC travelers preferring to travel within the region,” said a hotel official.The Al Bustan Palace will also introduce - for the leisure traveller - a new Spa concept, managed by an international Spa group synonymous with the highest quality of Spa treatments. On the WTM, of which the hotel will be a part, an official said: “The Al Bustan Palace will be taking part at the WTM and will be part of the Sultanate of Oman stand. We plan to showcase the six InterContinental Hotel Group properties in Oman and to promote Oman as a destination. WTM also gives us an opportunity to emphasise the high level of facilities and services available in Oman for the leisure, conference, incentive and business traveller.“The WTM is very important for the hotel as it gives us a chance to inform and educate the travel trade and visitors to WTM about Oman, its uniqueness as a destination with regards to its culture and heritage.”The Hotel offers a wide range of dining options designed to satisfy the most discerning palates. The Al Khiran Terrace is an all-day dining restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating offers an Italian a la carte menu as well as themed buffet dinners throughout the week. The Al Marjan is a French gourmet restaurant open for dinner, China Mood features the best in Szechwan, Cantonese and Shanghai cuisine and the Beach Pavilion offers seafood and grilled specialities for dinner and light snacks and meals throughout the day. For authentic Omani hospitality, Seblat al Bustan is located in the date plantation on hotel grounds.