The Chedi, Muscat

For definitive chic and the height of contemporary elegance, look no further. Blending local architectural influences with Asian minimalism, The Chedi is sleek in style and service.

A beautiful infinity pool overlooking the stunning seascape and private stretch of beach is immediately enticing, as are the uniquely furnished rooms and suites: guests can choose from Serai, Chedi Deluxe, Chedi Deluxe Club and the fabulous Chedi Club Suites. Set apart from the main hotel among the expertly maintained gardens, the Suites are extremely spacious and boast large baths, executive lounges, rainforest showers and ample outdoor space.

With thirteen luxurious treatment rooms, the award-winning spa is a decadent haven of peace and relaxation at the expert hands of highly professional therapists. Two floodlit tennis courts, a 400 square metre gym as well as a sauna, steam room and group exercise classes are on offer for fitness enthusiasts.

Dining options encapsulate a number of exciting culinary genres. Step into authentic Arabia at The Arabian Courtyard and Sheesha Lounge, or visit The Restaurant which offers a mélange of Mediterranean, Asian, Indian and Arabic cuisine. Alternatively, The Beach Restaurant serves up the freshest seafood and memorable views out to the Gulf of Oman. For more casual dining experiences head to one of three pool cabanas.