Beach Hotel in Oman

Qurum, Muscat, Oman

Client: Hill International
Built up area: 23,449m²
Floors: 2B + G + 6F +P
Guest rooms: 170
Scope: Design
Status: On Hold

The 4-star beach hotel is situated in the prestigious and touristic area of Qurum, in Muscat, Oman. It is ideally located across the street from the famous Royal Opera House and is within a short walking distance to the beach.

With a plot area of 2,716m², it consists of 2 car parking basement levels, a ground level plus 6 upper levels, and a penthouse with an infinity pool. A central atrium runs from the ground level all the way to the top level manifesting a direct reference to the traditional Arabic courtyard. Externally and internally, Omani traditional architecture is expressed by the use of semi-circular graceful arches, combined with the “Arish-style” randomly distributed windows, balconies and recesses. The framed elements are inspired by the “wind-catcher” found in traditional Omani architecture.

The hotel’s capacity is 170 keys (150 standard units & 20 suites) in addition to food and beverage outlets, retail spaces, and additional services such as meetings rooms and lounge areas.