Just an hour away from the UAE is a majestic resort offering luxury and serenity – The Chedi.
One of the many benefits of living in the UAE is its central location on the global map, making it a wonderful place from which to explore the rest of the world. However, you don’t have to travel too far afield for a new sense of adventure. Just one hour away, in the sultanate of Oman, sits the majestic The Chedi resort.
Set in 21 acres of lush gardens and framed by the glorious Al Hajar Mountains and the tranquil waters of the Gulf of Oman, the sense of serenity is paramount, ensuring any woes from the rat race are forgotten. lhw.com/TheChedi
Traditional Omani architecture combines with Asian-inspired motifs lending to an overall modern elegance. Set among manicured gardens and beautifully designed pools and water features – it’s easy to see why it’s a popular choice for photo shoots – there is a sense of tranquility that is unrivalled.
The resort was designed by Jean-Michel Gathy, who is famous for creating harmony between the architecture, interior and landscape, while the 21 acres of Zen-style gardens were designed by landscape architect Karl Princic. The open kitchens at The Restaurant are the masterpiece of Yashuhiro Koichi of design studio SPIN in Tokyo.
In total there are 158 rooms. The Deluxe Club Rooms and the The Chedi Club Suite offer views of the ponds or Hajar Mountains and feature king-size beds and a seating area. The amenities include complimentary minibar (replenished daily), complimentary breakfast at The Restaurant, complimentary fruit basket (replenished daily) and complimentary use of the business centre facilities.
The Serai Rooms are located in the three-storey Serai wing and feature queen-size beds and an open plan bathroom with a sunk-in bath – it will be the most relaxing bath you will ever take.
All rooms feature the mod cons associated with a luxurious five-star resort – Bose Wave music systems featuring radio and CD player, and flat screen satellite TVs.
PAMPERING & LEISURE
The 400sq m health centre resembles the home of an athlete – a look that isn’t a coincidence. ”The aim was to create a look and feel of working out in your own home,” said a staff member. Think treadmills in living area spaces and weight stations next to bookshelves. For those not interested in gym training, hit the 103m Long Pool, an adult-only pool that is twice the length of an Olympic pool. Alternatively, check out the gym timetable for the daily classes or head to the tennis courts for a competitive challenge. For a spot of R&R, the newly opened 13-suite Balinese spa offers a variety of treatments, from mani/pedis to waxings, facials and couple’s massages.
Gastronomes will delight at The Chedi with its six restaurants, including three poolside cabanas offering a delectable selection of menus from Middle Eastern, European, Indian and Asian cuisines.
Open all day, the award-winning The Restaurant puts the chefs in the middle of the action with live stations, allowing you to watch the culinary masters at work. The Friday brunch is the best in the city. Less raucous and more refined, it’s a must-try experience if you visit over the weekend.
Also award winning is The Beach Restaurant, an intimate evening venue that serves up superb seafood.
The suites include complimentary access to The Club Lounge where you can borrow from the extensive library as well as enjoy complimentary continental breakfast, afternoon tea, early evening cocktails and canapés.