The Shangri-La Al Husn, Muscat has undergone a revival at a time when Oman’s reputation as one of the world’s best emerging destinations for luxury travellers continues to strengthen
Previously considered a part of the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa, Muscat has relaunched as a separate resort, repositioning the hotel as a private getaway with refreshed accommodation, and the introduction of dining and wellness facilities. The relaunch comes while the burgeoning luxury tourism market in Oman rapidly grows its international reputation.
Designed to reference the historic architecture of Omani forts, which can be seen in the courtyard features, arches, water installations and palm trees, the revamped resort intends for guests to immerse themselves in its fusion of Moorish architecture in the style of the Alhambra Palace in Spain, as well as the timeless backdrop of the Gulf of Oman.
The resort’s 180 rooms and suites range in size from 56 to 500 square metres and are among the most spacious in Oman. Dressed in traditional interiors with dark wood and warm earth tones, all rooms have sea views and look out to the pool or beach from their private balconies. The marble bathrooms feature a deep-soaking tub, walk-in shower and L’OCCITANE toiletries, while sliding wooden panels allow guests to admire the outdoor view while luxuriating in the bath.
Other exclusive guest benefits include butler service, daily afternoon tea, pre-dinner cocktails, complimentary beverages from the in-room mini-bar, and use of the resort’s private cove and iconic infinity pool that is restricted to guests over 16 years old. In addition, Al Husn guests have access to a total of 21 dining and nightlife options, including the extensive offerings at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Sultanate of Oman.
Further enhancing the resort’s attraction as a luxurious retreat is the new Hareer Spa by L’OCCITANE with four boutique treatment rooms and a designated retail area. Expert therapists trained by L’OCCITANE en Provence provide restorative face and body experiences utilising the signature ingredients from L’OCCITANE: Immortelle from Corsica, Lavender and almond from Provence, as well as shea butter from Burkina Faso. A health club with state-of-the-art equipment, a sauna and steam room is also available.
Beyond the resort’s water gardens lies the infinity pool with its Instagram-worthy views of the Gulf of Oman that also defines the setting of the private 100-metre beach. Here, guests can laze the day away on daybeds, cabanas and privacy lounges or take up kayaking and paddle boarding. The hotel is home to four restaurants and lounges helmed by new Executive Sous Chef, Marco De Vincentis, and features Shangri-La’s sustainability initiative to recognise local farmers, collaborating with Yuzu Farm to enable direct purchases of seasonal home-grown organic vegetables and herbs from the owners.