Best of the Best 2018 - 77
THE CHEDI MUSCAT
MU SCA T, OMA N
N E I G H B O R H O O D Muscat
The most luxurious rooms at The Chedi Muscat are the Chedi Club Suites, each with a spacious bedroom, seating area overlooking serene gardens, sunken terrazzo bathtub, buffet
breakfast served at The Restaurant, and cocktails and canapés served at The Club Lounge.
Omani architecture meets sleek minimalism, thanks to the designs of Jean-Michel Gathy.
Equally stunning are the views encompassing the Gulf of Oman and the Hajar Mountains. Stroll
the private shoreline or take a dip in the adults-only The Chedi Pool or The Long Pool, or family-friendly The Serai Pool. There are also a spa and fitness center and six dining venues.
$100 value hotel credit per stay; or, when
booking a Chedi Club Suite or a Deluxe Club
Room, 60-minute massage per guest, once
Be sure to visit the ancient town of Muttrah:
The Al Dhalam Souq and the waterfront
corniche with its gilded cupolas are musts.
Distance from Muscat Airport (MCT): 15 minutes
SIX SENSES ZIGHY BAY
ZIGHY B A Y (MU SA N DA M PEN IN SU LA ), OMA N
N E I G H B O R H O O D Omani Fishing Village
Marhaba means "welcome" in Arabic, and a warm sense of marhaba greets you at Six Senses
Zighy Bay, set between the Hajar Mountains and the sea. For an unforgettable arrival, paraglide in from the mountaintop. Enjoy the large freshwater and saltwater pools; a long, private
sandy beach; and locally inspired treatments and wellness programs at the Six Senses Spa.
The restaurants serve world-class food, including many local dishes and flavors from the resort's organic garden. Throughout the resort you'll find Omani architecture that is blended
with every level of modern luxury under the shade of numerous Zighy date palms.
50-minute massage for two, once per stay.
Visit Sense on the Edge, the mountaintop
restaurant 961 feet above the resort, for
award-winning course-by-course dining
under starry skies overlooking the calm bay.
Distance from Dubai Airport (DXB): 75 miles/120 km
Size: 82 rooms Room Style: Indigenous Vibe: Casual
THE ST. REGIS DOHA
DOHA , QA TA R
N E I G H B O R H O O D West Bay Area next to Katara
Acknowledged as the best hotel in the GCC, The St. Regis Doha raises the bar for Middle Eastern stays. Each of the 336 generously sized guestrooms and suites offers expansive views
across the Arabian Gulf (second-floor rooms offer terraces), while a fleet of Rolls-Royce limousines waits to whisk you to the region's many attractions. Of course, you'll be hard-pressed
to leave, given your choice of culinary options, comprising 12 award-winning dining outlets and
lounges; the private beach, with cabanas; and the legendary Remède Spa. This is also the only
hotel in Qatar to offer complimentary full butler service for all guests.
$100 value spa services credit per stay.
Reserve your table at Gordon Ramsay Doha
to savor flavors influenced by the authentic
tastes of Sardinia, the South of France and
Spain before ending the night at The Club, the
home of live music.
Distance from Doha Airport (DOH): 14 miles/23 km
Size: 336 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Casual
A FRICA & MIDDLE EAST
Size: 158 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Zen