RISE is proud to deliver their first Omani project, a 5-star hotel in Muscat Gulf of Oman that blends traditional Omani hospitality with the timeless European elegance of Kempinski. The development comprises circa 61,000m² of built up area, designed with a variety of local Omani influences, the modern urban resort Kempinski Hotel Muscat has opened its doors to guests from around the world as well as the surrounding community. With 310 rooms and suites, state-of-the-art meeting facilities, 10 world-class restaurants and bars, a fully equipped health club and an authentic spa experience, Kempinski Hotel Muscat is a gateway to an authentic Omani adventure.
RISE collaborated with world famous hotel experts Woods Bagot and the design is a modern interpretation of Muscat and the Sultanate of Oman, with stand-out elements that are truly Omani in nature. The hotel’s buildings, with a façade inspired by the landscape of Old Muscat – such as the Muttrah Corniche – are a matrix of building structures, outlining what was once a commercial centre. The design of the lobby originates from the nature of lilies in a pond, and is inspired by the Al Alam Palace, the ceremonial palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos. The prominent location of the ballroom – wherein the Muscat Ballroom is situated – establishes a strong first impression, with an architectural design inspired by Arabic lanterns, illuminated in the evening to reinforce the hotel as a landmark in the Al Mouj community.
“This is the first project that we have delivered in Oman representing Kempinski hotels. Contributing to the growing success of the tourism sector in Muscat, working with a world class global hotel group was a truly unique experience” – Gareth Stapleton CEO. RISE