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Chill at the Chedi Social Media Competition!

CMU-Rooms-Chedi Club Suite-Terrace-Water Garden View_v-1   The Chedi Muscat is introducing a social media competition to promote their summer offer of ‘Chill at The Chedi’ this summer for readers of this blog and a few others starting from Wednesday, June 05 2014 at 9:00am until Monday June 9. The winners will be announced on Tuesday June 10, 2014.CMU-Dining-The Beach Restaurant-Beachfront02_v-1  Here are the details:

We are happy to offer 3 lucky readers a chance to win:
·         1 Night stay in a Deluxe room to redeem our Chill at The Chedi Offer (including breakfast, 30% discount of spa rituals at The Spa + 20% discount on Food & Drinks) –this offer can only be booked by phone or email for local residents only.
·         1 Dinner for 2 in The Restaurant (including soft drinks, excluding alcoholic drinks)  http://www.ghmhotels.com/en/muscat/facilities/dining/
·         Spa Exclusive Promotion for 2: 2 x 90 minute Balinese massage plus a 30 minute treatment (chose from an Aromatic Steam Bath, Thai-Style foot reflexology or a Organic Naturelle D’Orient Cleansing Facial) Details through this link: http://www.ghmhotels.com/en/muscat/spa-fitness/spa-packages-promotions
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 Here is the question readers from my blog must answer (in the comments section here including an email address!) in order to have a chance at winning 1 of the 3 prizes mentioned:
How long is the private beach at The Chedi Muscat?                                                         A. 300 meters     B. 640 meters    C. 370 meters    
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Here are other blogs participating in the competition (with different questions) to help increase your chances of winning:
Remember, this competition only goes until June 9th and the winners will be announced on June 10th.  Don’t forget that you can also order the special resident rate at the Chedi this summer for only 85 rials!  I wrote about it earlier here.
Best of luck, dear readers! 🙂

Exclusive Tour of The Chedi Spa, Muscat, Oman

On Oct. 25th (less than 2 weeks ago), there was a cocktail reception to celebrate the debut of The Spa at The Chedi, Muscat.  I was invited but unfortunately I was unable to attend.  I managed to get an exclusive tour a few days later and I thought I’d share some pics and info from that tour.

The highlight of The Spa is this recently opened pool, The Long Pool, which at 103 meters long is the longest pool in the Sultanate.

Behind the Long Pool, notice the private Chedi beach (370 metres).

The gym inside the Spa is incredibly spacious (400 square-meters!).  30 Technogym machines, a Pilates corner, power plates, free weights and a Kinesis wall.  Membership to The Spa costs 1900 rials!  That includes: 2 personal training sessions (RO 50 value), 6 60-minute Balinese massages (RO 210 value), 1-night stay in a Chedi Club Suite with B&B (if available when reservation made) (RO 490 value!), free gym laundry year-round (? value), 30% discount at all GHM hotels worldwide, 20% off at the Spa (products and rituals).  So it was explained to me that you actually get 750 rials back and it works out to only 3 RO/day.  That’s obviously too rich for my blood, but when you consider that you get access to the entire Chedi resort (not just the Spa) and their private beach, it’s not too pricey for those who value their relaxation, health and privacy. (The manager, Mr. York Brandes, explained to me that they are capping membership at only 50 members even though there’s plenty of space for a few hundred for the sake of exclusivity, privacy and space.  Exclusive membership. Fair enough.)

These Kinesis gym machines are supposed to be top of the line. (This gentleman, when asked, didn’t mind getting his pic taken for the blog! 🙂 )

Ghaliya, one of the employees at the Spa, at the reception counter.

There are a total of 13 treatment rooms at the SPA.  The Spa is spread out over 800 square-meters.

This is one of the couples treatment rooms.  They specialize in Balinese therapies, but also offer aromatherapy, Ayurveda, and herbalism “rituals”.  They have a spa suite on the ground floor exclusively for the physically challenged. 

My favorite room at the Chedi SPA: the relaxation room

The Chedi is a 21-acre, 5-star beach resort that is a real treat to leisurely stroll around.

The well-mantained hedges, green lawns, ordered pools of water with plenty of flowing fountains give this place a real sense of serenity.

Although the Long Pool is exclusively for Spa members, there are 2 other pools available for public use at the Chedi.  This lovely infinity pool is called The Chedi Pool and is for adults-only.  Don’t get the wrong idea with it being “an adults only pool”; some people simply like to relax without any screaming kids around.  My guess is that most of the people lounging there actually have kids and just want a break, haha!

Just in case you might get the idea that the Chedi or Chedi guests are “anti-kids”, this here pictured above is the family-friendly Serai Pool.  It’s open daily from 12pm-10:30pm.  They even have a kitchen that serves meals, cocktails and mocktails and more.  It’s near this pool that they serve their lovely breakfast buffet at the restaurant called “The Restaurant” which my honey and I enjoyed quite some time ago.

Well, it was nice to be back at the Chedi.  Thanks, Shaza, for the lovely tour!

If you’re interested in staying at the Chedi Muscat, the number’s (+968)2452-4400.  Email: chedimuscat@ghmhotels.com Check in time:2pm Check out:noon

“Living It Up” at The Chedi, Muscat

   Located in Al Ghubra, just 12 kms (about a 15 minute drive) from the Muscat Airport, the Chedi is an elegant 5-star resort hotel along the beach in Muscat.  Most of the 5-star hotels in Oman have an Omani doorman to greet visitors at the main door!  This is the scene awaiting you as you enter the main lounge.  Impressive!  “The Restaurant” at Chedi  My wife and I have been into buffets recently and so we wanted to check out the Chedi’s breakfast buffet which was pretty good!  You can sit indoors for the breakfast buffet (preferable for the hotter months of May-Sept), or outdoors which we preferred (best from late Oct-early May)…  The scenery was wonderful as was the service.  If you so desire, they bring each customer their own personal pot of brewed coffee before diving into the buffet.  Some of the lazier, more demanding customers even ordered members of staff to get certain dishes for them instead of getting up and getting it from the buffet themselves. The only downside (besides the price, ha!ha!) of such buffets at these types of hotels here in Muscat is the sometimes snobby attitudes of the guests!  The grounds of the Chedi are very well kept and it’s a pleasure just to walk around and take in the whole scene. (especially after an enjoyable breakfast!)  So beautiful and photogenic!   Here’s a short video to give you an idea of what it’s like walking around the Chedi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPwsRGQq91E  Of course great locations and memories are even better when you have an incredible partner to share them with!  🙂  Che, my official “Andy in Oman model”, ha!ha!  This is the scene from some of the white-villa suites which have direct access to Bouschar Beach!  With breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea and the Hajar Mountains, the Chedi is definitely worth a visit!  Not all would agree though…Here is another take on the Chedi experience.  This restaurant is appropriately named “The Beach”.  We didn’t try this restaurant out yet but perhaps on a different visit…

My honey and I really enjoyed our breakfast buffet and stroll around the Chedi.  It’s nice to be able to visit such luxurious hotels without paying the exorbitant prices that guests pay.  I say there’s no better way to enjoy Muscat (while living here I mean) than by checking out some of the more famous 5-star hotels while enjoying breakfast/lunch/dinner buffets!