Oman holidays receive a new luxury hotel by Ritz-Carlton
The Ritz-Carlton group of luxury hotels worldwide has recently acquired a new hot property in Oman, the landmark Al Bustan Palace in Muscat, soon to be re-branded under the Ritz-Carlton name as the newest addition to their collection of lavish hotels.
A new landmark property is due to be established soon in the Sultanate of Oman after an already well-known and prestigious hotel is re-branded to operate under the management of a world-famous luxury group of hotels. Gracing the market of luxury holidays in Oman, the prestigious Ritz-Carlton company has set its eyes in this fascinating Middle East destination and has announced plans to acquire the full management of the Al Bustan Palace in Muscat, soon to be re-branded as part of the Ritz-Carlton collection of luxury hotels.
After entering into an agreement with the Sultanate of Oman’s Ministry of Tourism, Ritz-Carlton will soon become the owner of what is to become a landmark hotel property, set against the dramatic colours of the rugged mountains and sitting facing the Gulf of Oman, thus offering some pretty amazing views over the Arabian Sea.
Excitedly commenting on the new agreement, Oman’s Minister of Tourism, His Excellency Sheikh Abdul Malik bin Abdullah Al Khalili said: “Our agreement with one of the biggest and most prestigious hotel management company in the world reflects our total commitment to preserve the position of Al Bustan Palace as one of the most esteemed and luxurious hotels in the region.
“The new management aims at introducing the concept of luxury and hospitality philosophy in our present time while maintaining the prestigious stature of the hotel.”
On his part, Ritz-Carlton President Herve Humler also revealed his joy over the new acquirement: “It is an honour to be selected to manage such an iconic hotel as Al Bustan Palace and we look forward to retaining its premier position in the regional and international marketplace.”
The Omani capital has long been a key aspiration for The Ritz-Carlton and we have waited a long time to find the perfect opportunity to add to our collection,”
Famous for its striking architecture and 38-metre high domed atrium lobby, the Al Bustan Palace has recently received a make-over and multi-million dollar refurbishment on both the interiors and the exteriors to further enhance and improve its much-deserved reputation as the “jewel of the Sultanate”.
This uber-luxurious hotel has reached higher standards of excellence, setting the benchmark for top quality Oman hotels in the region. New work on the hotel has refreshed its image although older trade-marks of the hotel have been left intact, such as its intricate handcrafted wall coverings and original carvings, which bring an essential sense of place to this magnificent 26-year resort that was originally built to host the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit back in 1985.
In order to ensure that the passing of hands of this outstanding hotel is a smooth and easy transition for all parties involved and to ensure the continuance of the highest quality level of operations and excellent level of service to the guests, “all the current employees will be retained by The Ritz-Carlton under the new management,”
“The Ritz-Carlton is also strongly committed to all the Omani ladies and gentlemen at the hotel and we welcome the existing Al Bustan Palace team to The Ritz-Carlton family. I know that we shall do our utmost to make them feel comfortable within our corporate culture.”- Humler added.
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