Oman Tourism: Grand Millennium Muscat welcomes first guests

Oman Friday 03/February/2017 13:15 PM
By: Times News Service
Oman Tourism: Grand Millennium Muscat welcomes first guests

Muscat: Designed as a tribute to the rich culture and heritage of the Sultanate, the 5 Star Grand Millennium Muscat has begun welcoming guests to the newest hotel in Oman. Centrally located in Bausher, in the new downtown area of Muscat and seamlessly connected to Muscat Grand Mall, the hotel offers a world of possibilities and entertainment options for both local residents and visitors to Oman.

The seven floor Grand Millennium Muscat offers a mix of 296 Classic Rooms, Club Rooms, Royal Suites and Executive Suites which are complemented by 32 spacious apartments, six of which boost private outside terrace and swimming pools. The sixth and seventh floors are dedicated executive floors including an exclusive ‘Business Lounge’ on the seventh floor with panoramic views across the city. For fun and relaxation, a rooftop swimming pool area offers stunning views of Muscat, while a separate ladies pool offers assured privacy for women and their young children.

Commenting on the recent opening, Martin Cramer, General Manager Oman for Millennium & Copthorne Hotels noted; “We’ve recently begun welcoming guests, and without any publicity have been pleasantly surprised with the demand, with visitors from Oman, the GCC and further afield. The hotel has already hosted a good number of events in the ballroom, which is the perfect setting for large scale conferences and weddings.

With sumptuously appointed rooms and suites alongside spacious apartments, exceptional dining options, family friendly recreational amenities and the largest conference facilities of any hotel in Oman, the Grand Millennium Muscat offers the best-mix of business and leisure with unmatched hospitality. In addition, the hotel is located close to the popular tourist spots of Muscat which are just a short drive away.”

Martin added; “The entire team worked tirelessly to prepare our new hotel for the soft opening phase, and we are truly proud to welcome our first guests at Grand Millennium Muscat. We’re also working towards an official grand opening to be held before the end of the year. Thanks to our ideal central location, experienced management team, dedicated staff and the government’s initiatives to boost tourism in the Sultanate, we look forward to welcoming new guests and the residents of Muscat in the coming months.”

Martin Cramer is a respected veteran from the hospitality sector, and possesses a deep track record with over 15 years of experience in leadership roles for some the world’s leading hotel brands in the UAE, Oman and South Africa.

Largest ballroom in Muscat

The Grand Millennium Muscat offers the largest conference facilities of any hotel in Oman, with the cavernous Crystal Ballroom accommodating up to 800 guests for conferences, weddings or other events, with the area easily partitioned for smaller events if needed. In addition, there are seven meeting rooms varying in capacity, a purpose built Majlis VIP area, and a private Bridal suite.

Meanwhile, a dedicated conference centre is equipped with the latest high-end audio visual equipment and is designed to function as a flexible business zone for professional meetings, workshops, small events and gatherings. The abundance of natural daylight in the facility and spacious high ceilings offer a pleasant and productive ambience.

Abundant dining options

The hotel offers a world of dining experiences for guests and residents of Muscat. The Taybat restaurant serves a lavish buffet of international delicacies for breakfast, lunch and dinner, in addition to a special à la carte menu offering contemporary cuisines from around the globe. Meanwhile, seafood lovers will savor Bahriyat, the hotel’s signature seafood restaurant, inspired by local traditions and infused with unique flavours from around the globe to create a unique menu that’s sure to tantalise the tastebuds.

For casual business meetings, quick bites or a relaxing coffee, Cafe D serves delicious fresh pastries, cakes, sandwiches, light meals and a wide range of specialty teas and coffees from around the world; it’s a popular choice anytime. For the cooler winter months, Mazaj offers a fusion of light meals and refreshing mocktails and is ideally located on the outdoor terrace at the lobby level of the hotel.

Treat yourself

With a name derived from the ancient Sanskrit word meaning calm and serene, Zanta Spa offers a variety of holistic treatments using natural products and methods shared by many Asian and Middle

Eastern cultures. Hotel guests and day visitors can indulge themselves with signature treatments and wellness offerings.

Central location

Based in the Bausher district of Muscat, the Grand Millennium Hotel is just 10 minutes by car from Muscat International Airport (MCT) in Seeb and is also close in proximity to banks, the embassy district, beaches and numerous tourist attractions. The newly opened hotel forms part of the larger Tilal Complex, which incorporates Muscat Grand Mall, Millennium Executive Apartments Muscat and commercial offices.

The complex is Oman’s favourite lifestyle and shopping destination and is a recipient of the MENA ICSC Award for marketing excellence.