The Radisson Collection, part of Radisson Hotel Group, is a premium lifestyle collection of exceptional hotel properties in unique locations.
The celebratory event was attended by dignitaries from the government and private sectors, owners of Azaiba Hotels, and representatives from the Radisson Hotel Group. Guests were invited to ‘experience the exceptional’ and celebrate the launch of the Radisson Collection with locally inspired food prepared by the hotel’s executive chef, Thierry Quintric, alongside live music and entertainment.
Tim Cordon, senior area vice president, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Radisson Hotel Group, said, “We are delighted to celebrate this special occasion as the Hormuz Grand, Muscat joins the Radisson Collection. Each hotel within the Radisson Collection is unique and the character of each hotel feels authentic to its location, offering the ultimate model for contemporary living.
“Our collection hotels are designed to leave every guest with an authentic impression of the destination. The Hormuz Grand Muscat, a Radisson Collection Hotel opened in September 2014 and features 231 elegantly appointed rooms and suites and is centrally located between the ministries and the popular Muscat Hills. It overlooks the fast-growing Central Business District of Seeb, and is in close proximity to some of the popular shopping destinations as well as the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre and the new Muscat International Airport.”
Panos Panagis, general manager and district director - Oman, said, “The Radisson Collection aims to deliver luxurious and exceptional experiences and will solidify the hotel’s position as an iconic landmark in Muscat. With local touches and aesthetic beauty, the Hormuz Grand, Muscat provides guests with a portrait of the richness of Oman’s culture and heritage. And our locally curated art and sustainability programmes add a further dimension to the experience. We look forward to welcoming local and international guests to experience the exceptional.”
Design is a key element of the Radisson Collection and the Hormuz Grand, Muscat delivers with its striking architecture and inspiring interiors. The hotel’s design highlights include the waterside courtyard, pool and impressive foyers.
The hotel’s facilities include the Hormuz Grand Spa offering Thai, Balinese and Ayurvedic treatments while the stunning ballroom can host more than 400 guests for social or business events. The dining options include ‘The Straits’ offering an array of international and Omani dishes. Qureshi Bab-al-Hind is an award-winning restaurant serving Northern Indian cuisine.