Omani culture inspires WATG’s refurbishment of Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel has reopened in Muscat, Oman following enhancements that included redesigned rooms and suites, refreshed Ritz Kids experiences, and new culinary options.

Royal Estates Royal Court Affairs in Oman carried out the design of most of the refurbishment works, while design firm WATG and affiliated design studio Wimberly Interiors provided some of the other architecture and interior renovation under the supervision of the Royal Estates.

The updated hotel rooms and suites now combine decor inspired by Oman’s culture and heritage with next-gen technology. The rooms now have new furnishings, neutral metallic tones, and new artwork that pays homage to Oman’s artisans with contemporary digital prints incorporating images of traditional Omani silverware, jewelry, khanjars and coffee pots.

The hotel also refreshed its Ritz Kids program and created a new outdoor Family Aqua Land, which has a zipline, pool, gardens and views of Al Hajar Mountains.

For dining, Al Khiran Kitchen now has a newly extended two-level terrace providing views of the infinity pool and the ocean. The Beach Pavilion Bar & Grill has an expansive deck overlooking the seafront. Meanwhile, China Mood now has a terrace.

The Grand Ballroom and meeting rooms were also renovated.

Photo credit: Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel