Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel undergoes extensive refurbishment

Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, has revealed plans for extensive restorations, aimed at spotlighting the hotel’s role as a symbol of Omani culture and hospitality. Set to start in spring 2017, the multi-phase transformation is anticipated to come to an end by early 2018. The work will include a complete refreshment of the 200 guest rooms and 50 suites, meetings and events spaces, majestic lobby lounge, grand ballroom and all-day dining restaurant. Some of these spaces will be remodelled for the first time in ten years. Facilities such as the recreation centre and fitness will also be refreshed and upgraded with state-of-the-art equipment. The journey of the hotel will be charted in an exhibition showcasing a selection of renderings and pictures from the project’s creative vision, offering the visitors as well as the local community a glimpse of the grand transformation.

Barr Al Jissah unveils exciting programme of events

Barr Al Jissah, the exceptional luxury destination in Muscat, is delighted to announce a dynamic programme of entertainment, sports activities, art and educational workshops and concerts for adults and children for 2017. The destination’s newly launched Al Mazaar, a one-of-a-kind edutainment centre, will play host to a varied series of exciting activities including ArtBox, a unique concept designed to promote art. Other workshops will promote social and environmental awareness for both adults and children. Additionally, the adjacent open air amphitheatre will play host to a series of live concerts, which this year has already witnessed seven globally acclaimed acts perform including Fatman Scoop, Artful Dodger, DJ Luck & MC Neat, Sam Supplier, DJ Bluey, DJ AA and Roger Sanchez; joining the impressive roster of artists who have previously played at the destination such as Tom Jones, Ed Sheeran and Stereophonics.

Barr Al Jissah is also home to three luxury hotels – Al Husn, Al Bandar and the family-friendly Al Waha – managed by Shangri-La, which feature 20 food and beverage outlets, as well as the sumptuous CHI Spa and world class sports facilities; available for residents and external guests visiting Barr Al Jissah for events, concerts and other activities.