April 05, 2021
Dreamy travelers call it ‘an oasis in the middle of the city’. Regular pinstripers identify it as a ‘rather splendid waterside courtyard’. Whatever be the identity it follows, the courtyard and open pool,interspersed by landscaped gardens and awe-inspiring architecture aresome of the most striking areas in the Hormuz Grand Muscat. A proud part of the popular Radisson Collection Hotels, Hormuz Grand expertly merges the best of both worlds – a getaway for the leisure traveler and an ideal choice as a business hotel.
Deriving inspiration from the Strait of Hormuz famed for its strategic location, the Hormuz Grand is situated close to the airport with quick access to the Muscat Expressway and several other important landmarks only a few minutes away.
For first-timers to the hotel, the Hormuz Grand makes quite an impressive impression with high ceilings, quirky modern furniture, and a sense of uncluttered neatness. The feeling of abundant space is something the hotel redefines with sunlight-strewn lobbies, tall glass windows and broad hallways. Its rooms as well as the bathrooms are well-equipped with all the necessary amenities and mirror the same feeling of space, with thoughtfully designed niches that give that extra stretch space.
The service is probably what gives the hotel the intimate touch that guests yearn for. Its staff is specially trained to pick up sublime cues and offer timely attendance. From the concierge to the servers, each team member is well-versed with their area of expertise and beams a keen willingness to assist.
The hospitality also goes beyond just extending warmth to ensuring the well-being of its guests.The hotel implements the most stringent COVID-19 safety protocols that take top priority in every aspect of its operations. The 10 step &20-step safety protocol that includes innumerable recommended measures is displayed at the entrance which reflects the importance the hotel places on safety. Hand sanitizers are placed by all the elevators, physical distancing is encouraged with floor stickers and physical barriers are installed at the reception. The staff undertakes frequent disinfection procedures to ensure that its premises are perfectly sanitized and guests are also handed a welcome kit that comprisesa sanitizer and a mask. With an attention to detail, rooms are provided with sanitizers, and frequently-used items like TV
remotes are sanitized and slipped into paper covers that testify it’s been attended to.
Hormuz Grand strikes the right balance between acorporate hotel and a leisure destination. It has a business class lounge, 8 modern conference and events rooms including a 390 square metre ballroom, and several dining options offering a variety of cuisines. For those who want to kick back and relax, the Hormuz Grand Spa has an all-Thai staff trained in Thai, Balinese and Ayurvedic spa therapies. The courtyard has been a favorite amongst frequenters to Hormuz Grand. With fountains adding life to a chic dark-tiled swimming pool and canopying trees dotting the garden, it offers the perfect escape for those craving to be one with nature.
A popular staycation destination, Hormuz Grand has great packages not just for couples, but for the entire family. Check out their social media pages for the latest staycation offers.
Restaurants and current offers:
A hotel that prides itself in satiating even the most discerning of taste buds, Hormuz Grand offers a wide array of cuisines. From authentic Omani delicacies to a variety of international options, each dish receives a dash of the chef’s secret flavours. Hormuz Grand has also started an initiative called #GoingLocal where it utilises fresh Omani ingredients.
- The Straits –Named after the Strait of Hormuz, this restaurant serves an array of international and Omani cuisines. A favorite among brunch aficionados, its unique brunch concept has also received much appreciation.
- OMNY Brasserie – A unique New York styled restaurant, OMNY adds a dash of authentic Omani flavor to its mouth-watering dishes.It also hosts regular theme nights on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
- Qureshi Bab-Al-Hind – The award winning restaurant famed for the most finger-licking North Indian cuisine in the country, Qureshi boasts of recipes that have been passed down from generations.
- Muscat International Airport
- Oman International Exhibition Center
- Muscat City Centre
- Al Mouj
- Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque