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Oman Air unveils outstanding Muscat lounges following refurbishment programme

Oman Air Muscat Business Class lounge 2015
Oman Air has unveiled its beautifully refurbished First and Business Class lounges at Muscat International Airport. The lounges were formally opened by Her Excellency Maitha Bint Saif Al Mahrouqi, Under-Secretary at the Omani Ministry of Tourism and Deputy Chairman of Oman Air, on Monday 3rd August.

Also present were senior members of the Royal Oman Police, Oman Airports Management Company, the Omani media and Oman Air’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul Gregorowitsch.

The refurbishment programme has been undertaken not only to ensure that the lounges remain in pristine condition, but also to ensure that they offer even more facilities and can be enjoyed by a greater number of guests.

Located on the first floor of the terminal, each lounge was originally designed by the renowned UK-based design agency JPA and was first opened in 2010. The refurbishment programme was announced in February 2015 and the reopened facilities can now accommodate an additional 100 guests. In addition, a new family room – designed around the theme of ‘a home away from home’ - and an additional spa room complement the existing quiet rooms, men’s and women’s prayer rooms, wash and shower rooms, and the business centre.

Furthermore, the lounges’ dining facilities have been enhanced. In addition to the outstanding buffet service, with its comprehensive range of fresh dishes, a new a la carte option allows guests to enjoy haute cuisine from the comfort of their lounge seats. For those who are careful about what they eat, there is also a ‘healthy corner’, serving balanced and nutritious meals and snacks.

Reflecting Oman’s time-honoured tradition of warm hospitality, the refurbished lounges have retained their combination of traditional Arabic colours and motifs, contemporary styling and elegant furnishings. The result is a comfortable and relaxing environment which caters to its guests every need.  

Her Excellency Maitha Bint Saif Al Mahrouqi welcomed the reopening facilities, saying: “I am delighted that Oman Air is reopening its superb First and Business Class lounges at Muscat International Airport. They will offer VIPs and other premium customers Oman Air’s award-winning hospitality in a stylish and elegant setting. They will also help to showcase the very best of Omani design, craftsmanship and culinary skill to a discerning international audience.”  

Paul Gregorowitsch added: “These beautiful new lounges are the perfect complement to the First and Business Class cabins that we offer onboard Oman Air’s aircraft. They provide every facility our premium customers can wish for as they relax and prepare for their flights. Furthermore, they reflect the same extraordinarily high standards as our premium check-in and premium fast-track facilities offer at Muscat.

“I would like to congratulate the teams within Oman Air for doing such a great job in getting the lounges open. I am also grateful to Her Excellency Maitha Bint Saif Al Mahrouqi for taking time off her busy schedule and agreeing to formally open these superb lounges.

“We expect demand for the lounges to be high and we look forward to seeing them exceed our customers’ expectations.”

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