800 person ballroom
With the guest arrival setting the tone for their hotel experience a grand arrival court is designed to open up the vista to give a full-scale view of the hotel. With a 55-meter long cascading water feature added down the axis of the arrival court, guests appreciate they have arrived at an oasis of luxury.
Interiors are designed in keeping with this classically adorned and iconic Omani palace at its beachfront location in the hills of the Muscat desert. Rust red, moss green and deep golds are inspired by the traditional artisans of Oman.
Deep understanding of the Ritz-Carlton brand and the grand manor style are brought to life in a way that is clearly destination inspired. Bespoke screens and artwork, hand woven rugs, framed views and souk heritage deliver on the sense of place.
Refreshing interiors are focused on touching all the senses of the guest experience. Inspiration is drawn from Salah dress silk, fragrance of Bakhoor, the sound of the Ud, dyes from roots, leaves, spices and flowers, Arabian white onyx, all linking the design to the authenticity of Oman.