A series of spa retreats that bridge both Eastern and Western approaches to wellness has been introduced by The Chedi Muscat.
The most indulgent of the Luxury Wellness Escapes includes a consultation with the spa director, two 2-hour rituals, two 90-minute massages and one 60-minute beauty treatment, a manicure or pedicure and a dolphin-watching excursion.
While any traveller on holiday can book any of the Escapes, travellers of a particular mind-set were foremost in the minds of the package planners at GHM, the hotel’s operator. “This isn’t so much an opportunity for a holiday as it is an opportunity to affect one of those major resets,” said Morton Johnston, the hotel’s general manager. “It’s an investment in the first day of the rest of your life.”
Beyond its 800 square-metre spa, the resort’s wellness assets also factor into the Escape’s game plans: the 103-metre Long Pool, the Health Club with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, Pilates equipment, free weights and Kinesis wall, the Euroclay tennis courts and a 370-metre stretch of private beach.
The Luxury Wellness Escapes can last for two, four or six full days and all of the Escapes include access to the health club and group wellness activities. Personal training classes are also available.
GHM opened The Chedi Muscat in January of 2003. The resort was designed by Jean-Michel Gathy and burst upon the scene as Oman’s first contemporary hotel, melding elements of Omani architecture and Zen aesthetics.