Distance : 15.504 Kms from Muscat Airport
Business travelers and sightseers will appreciate the central location of Al Khuwair, at which this avant-garde 4 star hotel is situated. The hotel is just 15 minutes away from the Muscat International Airport, and offers easy access to the capital city’s commercial and diplomatic districts, as also the many cultural landmarks, like the Sultan Qaboos
Mosque. Also being just a 5-minute drive from some of Oman’s most popular beaches, a helpdesk at the reception, assists guests to book fishing expeditions and dolphin-watching tours.
There are a total of 153, well-appointed rooms and comfortable suites, that are furnished with plush amenities, at this property. There are four categories into which the rooms have been broadly divided.
The suites come in two variants. The first one, with a separate lounge area and bedroom, measures 62 Sq Mtrs. The second Studio Suite measures a copious 45 Sq Mtrs. The next category of room that measures 30 Sq Mtrs is called the Business Class Room. All these three categories of rooms are offered a few complimentaries, like a daily newspaper, Super Breakfast Buffet, and access to the Business Class Lounge. They also have a Nespresso coffee machine each, and late check-out facility.
The final category is the Standard Room, which also measures a modest 30 Sq Mtrs. These rooms have an alternate Ocean design incorporated into its unique furnishing, which manifests itself in those attractive blue light streaks, that are embedded in the yellow wood of the head stands, it creates a whole different mood in the room. Individual climate control, a mini bar and laptop size safes are also provided to the occupants.
The hotel thoughtfully provides free and reliable high-speed, wireless Internet access for all guests all through the property and a 24 hours in-room dining facility.
Patrons can choose from an exciting variety of local and international cuisines, when they dine at one of the five restaurants this property houses. An exquisite selection of spirits, beer and wine await them at the two popular bars.
Offering three dining experiences in one restaurant, Olivos Restaurant & Terrace boasts of cozy indoor seating, a refreshing outdoor terrace and romantic poolside dining, all to suit the preference of the guest. Olivos hosts lunch and dinner buffets as well as Radisson Blu’s signature Super Breakfast Buffet.
Themed dinners at Olivos Restaurant & Terrace allow visitors to sample a variety of new tastes with fare that ranges from Indian cuisine to barbeque. The Friday Bubbles, themed brunch, features a mix of international and seafood dishes, with specialties like sushi. This restaurant is open from 630 am to midnight every day.
Open throughout most of the day, Grind Floor is a haven for coffee lovers. Located in the hotel lobby, Grind Floor serves healthy smoothies, fresh-squeezed juices, gourmet desserts and rich Italian coffee.
Recline in the lush, open-air garden for a relaxing dinner or a special event. Guests interested in an Omani dining experience can smoke the traditional shisha gurgling water-pipe while lounging in the Lazy Lizard Garden. The menu features refreshing fruit juices, cocktails, draught beer and other exotic beverages. Please book in advance if you prefer a pool view table.
O Sole Mio - with elegant marble floors and a gourmet menu, this Italian restaurant offers a sophisticated fine dining experience. Stately arches give the venue an expansive feel, while warm lighting from chandeliers adds intimacy. In addition to authentic Italian dishes, the restaurant serves a variety of exotic wines and beverages.
Radisson boasts of the only smoking lounge in Muscat - Casa di Bacco Lounge Bar. This Italian-themed bar with an elegant dark-wood ceiling and attractive lighting, looks like a great spot to unwind with one’s date. This bar open till 130 am at night on weekdays, pervaded an ambience of up market sophistication.
Cravings for the flavors of Western Europe, are adequately met when sits down to sample the hearty Irish cooking at O’Malley’s, the only authentic Irish pub in Oman and an Irish isle amid other Muscat restaurants offering Arabic and Mediterranean flavors.
The traditional Shepherd’s Pie, is an absolute delight and a must try at this pub. Lamb Shanks, Bangers & Mash, Irish Stew and good old Fish & Chips must be on the radar of all foodies when they visit this pub.
The Fontana Health Club facilitates an invigorating workout on modern cardio and weight-training equipment, followed by a choice of steam or dry sauna, and a stimulating swim in the cool waters of the Tropical Outdoor Pool, set amidst a lush green garden. Guests can simultaneously indulge in a few refreshing cocktails and beers, at the Lazy Lizard Poolside Bar, with delicious snacks from the Olivos Restaurant.
The hotel has fully equipped event spaces and meeting rooms, in the heart of town, to host conferences having up to 100 delegates.
There are 5 meeting rooms with cutting edge audiovisual and conference equipment for optimal presentations. One can enjoy beverages and snacks all day at the Business Lounge, which also offers a large-screen television with international media sources.
The poolside garden is available for hosting a lavish gala outdoors for big gatherings of 300 odd guests. Alternatively, the modern décor with individual climate control and customized catering menus, create successful intimate gatherings of 100 guests, indoors as well. The adequate parking availability and abundant natural daylight, are added bonuses, that make hosting successful events more easy.
The Radisson BLU is a friendly, centrally located hotel, with attentive, helpful and efficient staffing. The variety of different wining and dining facilities, that this modest sized hotel has provided for their valued guests, is even better that some of their more celebrated peers in the city.
The stay at this superlative business hotel was very comfortable. I think the proximity and easy accessibility to the airport and all other commercial districts, will definitely make it the first choice of a true blue Business Traveler.
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