The most indulgent of the Luxury Wellness Escapes includes a consultation with the spa director, two 2-hour rituals, two 90-minute massages and one 60-minute beauty treatment, a manicure or pedicure and dolphin-watching excursion.
While any traveller on holiday might book any of the Escapes, travellers of a particular mind-set were foremost in the minds of the package planners at GHM, the hotel’s operator.
“This isn’t so much an opportunity for a holiday as it is an opportunity to affect one of those major resets,” said Morton Johnston, the hotel’s general manager. “It’s an investment in the first day of the rest of your life.”
The venue for these Escapes is founded in the resort’s 800 square-metre spa where 13 fully contained suites exemplify the virtues of understated elegance.
Beyond the spa, the resort’s wellness assets also factor into the Escape’s gameplans: the 103-metre Long Pool, the Health Club with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, Pilates equipment, free weights and Kinesis wall, the Euroclay tennis courts and a 370-metre stretch of private beach.
“We’re a world within a world,”said Johnston. “To really effect the kind of change we’re striving for, you’ve got to be in a place that fulfills needs around every corner.”
GHM opened The Chedi Muscat in January of 2003. The resort was designed by Jean-Michel Gathy and burst upon the scene as Oman’s first contemporary hotel, melding elements of Omani architecture and Zen aesthetics.
The new Luxury Wellness Escapes step up the possibilities from two full days to four full days to six full days.
The 2-day Escape includes accommodation for three nights in a Chedi Club Suite, one consultation with the spa director, one 2-hour Indulgent Oriental or Nurturing Envelopment Ritual, one 60-minute Rejuvenating Beauty Ritual and one cooking class.
The 4-day Escape includes accommodation for five nights, all of the 2-day benefits, as well as one 90-minute therapeutic massage, a manicure or pedicure and a dolphin-watching cruise.
And the 6-day Escape includes accommodation for seven nights, all of the 4-day benefits, as well as two of the Rituals and two massages.
All of the Escapes include access to the health club and group wellness activities. Personal training classes are also available.
The cost for the retreats depends on the season. In low season (April 28 - Sept. 19), the 2-day costs OMR 1.225.000 (US $3,186). and during high season the same Escape costs OMR 1.890.000 (US $4,915). In low-season, the 4-day retreat is OMR 1.995.000 (US $5,189), and otherwise OMR 3.100.000 (US $8,062). And the 6-day retreat costs OMR 2.850.000 (US $37,412) in low season and OMR 4.400.000 (US $11,443) in high season.
Established in 1992, GHM (General Hotel Management Ltd.) is known for conceptualising, developing and operating an exclusive group of hotels and resorts. With an intimate portfolio and more projects in the pipeline, GHM prides itself in providing guests with an unrivalled lifestyle experience.
Each GHM property is an original. A symbiotic relationship between the hotel and the local culture enables GHM to provide guests with a genuine, close-up experience of the best each destination has to offer. The signature GHM style melds contemporary interpretations of Asian designs and distinctive local touches to create inspired, memorable spaces.
GHM’s portfolio includes:
Al Bait Sharjah, UAE The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia The Chedi Luštica Bay, Montenegro The Chedi Muscat, Oman The Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland
GHM properties currently under development:
The Chedi Kuda Villingili The Chedi Mumbai, India The Chedi Khorfakkan, Sharjah, UAE The Chedi Zhudong, Hsinchu, Taiwan The Chedi Club Zhudong, Hsinchu, Taiwan The Chedi Residences Zhudong, Hsinchu, Taiwan
In addition to these, GHM has joined with like-minded partners and entered into meaningful collaborations to deliver innovative brands, continuing its legacy of setting new benchmarks of excellence in the hospitality industry.
Ahn Luh is a joint venture partnership forged among Duan Qiang, the co-founder and chairman of Beijing Tourism Group (BTG), Adrian Zecha, the visionary behind Amanresorts, along with Hans R. Jenni, President and Director of GHM and Duan Wei Hong, the founder of Great Ocean Group.
It is a brand that combines the essence of Old World Chinese hospitality in today’s context of contemporary elegance, reflecting in its service, architectural design and interior décor, how tradition and modernity can intertwine to present an original, urban resort concept.
The Ahn Luh portfolio includes:
Ahn LuhZhujiajiao, Shanghai
Ahn Luh Lanting, Shaoxing
Ahn Luh Qiandao Lake, Hangzhou
Ahn Luh Nanjing, Jiangsu (2019)
Ahn Luh Huangbai Mountain, Hubei (2021)
Ahn Luh Zhuhai, Guangdong (2021)
TIN Hotels is the new artisanal brand by GHM focusing on lifestyle experiences. By pushing the boundaries of what a new generation of hotels can be to a global traveller, our goal is to provide guests with social spaces that deliver unrivalled communal experiences, great style and wholesome nutrition at a more accessible price point without compromising the standards that our world-class luxury brands are known for.
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