Ritz Carlton – Al Bustan Palace
Al Bustan Palace is considered by many to be the premier property in Oman and, indeed, most visiting dignitaries choose to stay here. Designed in 1985 for the first GCC conference that Oman hosted, the hotel is a regal tribute to opulence. With
hundreds of acres of beachfront property and a dramatic mountain backdrop, Al Bustan Palace offers 200 deluxe rooms, 50 suites, and one entire floor (the top floor, naturally) reserved exclusively for the Sultan. The stunning entrance boasts an atrium-style lobby that is a truly impressive sight – many visitors to Muscat stop in just to see it. Guests can choose to stay in European- or Arabic-style rooms; both are extremely comfortable and every room offers a balcony to enjoy the view. A private beach, spacious swimming pool, tennis courts, and putting green are all available for guests to use at their leisure.