'Flavours of Oman' offer at Al Bustan Palace
Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel, invites guests to immerse themselves in Omani traditions and culture with a new, tailor-made destination experience named “Flavours of Oman”. The journey showcases the various attractions of Oman, taking guests from the historic souk in Nizwa and the heights of Jebel Al Akhdar, to the newly opened Six Senses Spa at Al Bustan Palace, a stately haven for treatments that go beyond the ordinary.
The luxury hotel package allows guests to explore the alleys of Nizwa souk, a part of the Nizwa historic fort, with a guided tour around the array of stalls displaying silks, incense burners and traditional Omani goods. Surrounded by the heady scents of oud mixed with the spicy tanginess of saffron, cardamom, turmeric, rose petals and coffee beans, whilst listening to local tales narrated by a private guide, the souk is a sensory experience that brings to life the traditions and history of Oman.
The excursion continues to Jebel Al Akhdar, namely the “Green Mountain”, where guests can walk around idyllic rose gardens and fruit and nut plantations or hike to nearby villages that at the heart of the rose essence production industry in Oman.
To complete the experience in a soothing and relaxing way, guests are invited to discover the newly-opened Six Senses Spa at Al Bustan Palace, by indulging in a traditionally-crafted treatment. The spa journey includes a choice of Six Senses Signature Scrub using local spices, aromatic herbs and fragrances such as chamomile and raw cinnamon, Omani frankincense, or Arabic coffee, cardamom and grape seed oil, reminiscent of the mountain excursion or the souk experience.
“Omani traditions and flavours are part of the experience at Al Bustan Palace, from the sharp fragrance of frankincense infusing the air in the majestic Atrium Lobby, to the craftsmanship of our talented culinary teams. We are proud to offer guests and visitors a place to discover our local culture while epitomizing the Golden Standards of Service of the Ritz-Carlton. Our new partnership with Six Senses Spa beautifully complements this new experience with some of the most inspiring treatments created with local spices and essential oils”, states Katrin Herz, General Manager at Al Bustan Palace.
The luxury hotel in Muscat, Oman, located between the Hajar Mountains and the Oman Sea is home to the longest private beach in the Sultanate, a flawless infinity pool, lagoon pools and lush gardens, providing guests with a selection of facilities to choose from to unwind and relax. Boasting a one-kilometer long private beach, crystal blue infinity pool, lush garden and spectacular year-round weather on offer, the hotel has been renowned as the Jewel of the Sultanate, for many years now.
With the new “Flavours of Oman’ experience, guests can look forward to an escape that will leave them with a collection of indelible memories evoking the distinct personality of the Sultanate.
The “Flavours of Oman” Package Includes:
-Overnight in a Deluxe sea view room double occupancy
-A full day excursion with private guide to Nizwa souk and Jebel Akhdar
-One 25 minute Signature Scrub per person at Six Senses Spa, Al Bustan Palace
Based on two people sharing a room. Rates starting from OMR 410 inclusive of taxes, based upon availability at the time of booking and seasonality.
The package is valid from September 15, 2015, to December 31st, 2015 excluding Eid Al Adha (23-24 September 2015) and festive season (26-31 December 2015). Prices are inclusive of service charge and tax.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 16:14
Starwood and MasterCard launch UAE-exclusive offer
MasterCard holders now have an exclusive discount of up to 30% while dining at more than 100 participating Starwood Hotels restaurants in the UAE. This comes as a joint cooperation between the two companies as an ongoing commitment to strengthening ties with guests and customers through attractive offers.
This offer is applicable to a range of the latest restaurants in Starwood Hotels within the UAE, such as China Grill in the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi, Zengo in Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Feast in Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai, Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo in Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel and Towers, Toro Toro in Grosvenor House Hotel, Market Kitchen at the Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi, Villa Toscana at the St. Regis Hotel Abu Dhabi, Turquoiz at St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi, Bab Al Bahr at Ajman Saray Resort and much more.
Guido de Wilde, Senior Vice President, Regional Director of the Starwood Hotels group in the Middle East said, "We are delighted to launch this promotion in the United Arab Emirates, which hosts a huge range of new restaurants. This collaboration with MasterCard will enable cardholders to experience the variety of food options offered by Starwood in one of the most pulse and vital places to eat in the world."
Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 16:09
Enjoy Eid Al Adha on Gaya Island in Borneo, Malaysia
Valid from 1 September to 30 November 2015, Gayana Eco Resort and Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa are offering 50% and 30% respectively off the second and third night of any reservation.
Gaya Island in Borneo, Malaysia is a mass of jungle, fringed by mangroves and skirted by coral reefs. On this virtually uninhabited island, two private 5 star resorts have tucked away their luxurious villas on the tropical hillside and perched on stilts over the clear waters of the South China Sea; Bunga Raya Island Resort and Gayana Eco Resort.
The biggest villa type can accommodate 7-8 people and Arabic amenities include Halal Food as certified by the Jabatan Hal Ehwal Agama Islam Sabah as well as arrows pointing to Mecca and prayer mats upon request.
The offer includes:
- Complimentary breakfast for two persons
- Complimentary return island transfers from Jesselton Point ferry terminal
- Complimentary entrance to our Marine Ecology Research Centre
- Complimentary use of all non-motorized water sport equipment
- Inclusive of terminal fees, taxes and service charges
For reservations, please click here.
Last Updated on Monday, 31 August 2015 13:54
Relax in the Seychelles with Etihad Holidays
Travel to the Seychelles and enjoy savings on some of the best hotels and resorts when booking Etihad Holidays' flight-inclusive deals. Discover unspoiled beaches and relax into the island way of life.
The below holiday packages include:
Return Economy Class flights, hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis including breakfast and all applicable taxes and surcharges
-For AED 3,599 stay 3 nights (per person) at the 3 star Berjaya Resort in Mahe.
-For AED 3,999 stay 3 nights (per person) at the 3 star Coral Strand hotel in Mahe.
-For AED 4,199 stay 3 nights (per person) at the 4 star Avani hotel in Mahe.
-For AED 8,899 stay 3 nights (per person) at the 5 star Banyan Tree Resort in Mahe.
-For AED 8,299 stay 3 nights (per person) at the 5 star Constance Hotel in Praslin.
-For AED 10,099 stay 3 nights (per person) at the 5 star Raffles hotel in Praslin.
Book by 31 August 2015, travel by 30 September 2015.
Visit the etihad holidays website for more information.
Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2015 17:05
Eid celebrations at Jumeirah Beach Hotel
To help celebrate over the Eid Al Adha period, Jumeirah Beach Hotel will offer various dining and stay experiences, including reduced room rates, Eid Al Adha Brunch at Latitude and Latitude Creations special cheesecake presented in themed give away boxes.
Eid Al Adha Stay Offer
Book the special Eid Al Adha stay offer and enjoy 20% off Best Available Rate with rates starting from AED 800 including buffet breakfast and a host of exclusive complimentary benefits for the entire family.
Eid Al Adha package includes these complimentary benefits:
Daily buffet breakfast
Unlimited access to Wild Wadi Waterpark™
Access to Sinbad's Kids Club
Discover Scuba Diving session in the hotel pool
Unlimited Wi-Fi all over the resort
Access to PressReader App, which gives you access to over 2,000 magazines and newspaper titles from around the world, all on your mobile device.
This offer is exclusive for residents of Gulf Corporation Council (GCC).
Latitude's Eid Al Adha Brunch
Enjoy a rich international selection of award-winning cuisine at the ultimate buffet venue, Latitude, this Eid Al Adha. With an exciting mix of live cooking stations, Arabic touches on traditional favourites, children’s entertainment, a child-friendly buffet area and smooth authentic background music. Set within the grounds of the resort's beautiful landscaped gardens, and with a choice between the slender interior seating or exterior decked terrace, Latitude offers sweeping views of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, dew pond and lush plant life.
Dates: 22 and 23 September 2015
Timings: 13:00 to 16:00
AED 220 per person inclusive of lunch buffet and non-alcoholic beverages
Children aged 4 to 12 years old dine for half the price of an adult
Children under four years old can dine on a complimentary basis
Latitude Creations' Eid Al Adha Gifts
For the perfect Eid Al Adha gift this year visit Latitude Creations, our in-house patisserie with a fabulous selection of handcrafted desserts, pastries and design cakes, all packaged in beautiful themed boxes. Prices range per selection and cake weight. However, the most popular choice is the 1 kg. fruit cheesecake with fresh strawberries mounted on top and sells for AED 155.
Last Updated on Sunday, 23 August 2015 18:09
Stay 5 nights and get 20% off at One&Only The Palm
Enjoy 20% off the best available rates when staying 5 consecutive nights (mininum) over summer at One&Only The Palm. Guests are also invited to experience a one day pass to Aquaventure waterpark at the nearby Atlantis, The Palm per person per stay including complimentary shuttle service
Valid until 30 September 2015. For available days and bookings, click here.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2015 18:22
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