The most grandiose gesture of the upgrade is the 4-bedroom suite, a room category demanded by the rising numbers of families and groups eager for clustered accommodation. A common living room anchors the suite’s four twin-bedded rooms. Likewise, the resort now offers a 2-bedroom suite.
Beyond the suites, eight of the hotel’s Serai rooms now sport private, outdoor accommodation, and are now known as Serai Terrace Rooms. The Deluxe Club Rooms also gained terraces, resulting in Deluxe Club Terrace Rooms.
All of the hotel’s 160 rooms boast views of the water gardens, the Hajar Mountains or the Gulf of Oman. As part of the refurbishment, the hotel breathed new life into its grounds with the introduction of new palm trees.
Outside of the comforts and convenience of the room, the hotel’s investment in kitchen and dining equipment serves to further raise the bar for dining at The Chedi Muscat’s award-winning restaurants.
“Once again, the hotel feels as contemporary as a hotel can be,” said Morton Johnston, the hotel’s general manager.
In the Readers’ Choice Awards announced this month by Condé Nast Traveler, The Chedi Muscat was hailed as one of the Top 15 Hotels in the Middle East, checking in at the no. 8 spot on the prestigious list.
At the same time the hotel conducted its own redevelopment, its neighbours ceased construction of their residential buildings, leaving the environs to a more fully mature state of repose.
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.
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.