The Chedi Muscat adds Wine Spectator’s ‘Best of Award of Excellence’ to its list of accolades

August 2012: The Restaurant at The Chedi Muscat has claimed a first for the Middle East with a ‘Best of Award of Excellence Award’ from Wine Spectator Magazine, making it one of only 878 restaurants in the world with this honour.
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Sept. 26, 2012 - PRLog -- The hotel has consistently won the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence since 2006 but this is the first year the hotel has achieved the second-tier award, Best of Award of Excellence.
Wine Spectator's Restaurant Wine List Awards recognise restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers.
The Best of Award of Excellence is the second-tier award, created to give special recognition to restaurants that clearly exceed the requirements of the Award of Excellence. Their wine lists typically offer 400 or more selections, along with superior presentation, and display either vintage depth, with several vertical offerings of top wines, or excellent breadth across several wine regions.
“This award is an international recognition of the quality and selection of the wines served in our restaurants and bears testament to our food and beverage team’s expertise and passion,” said Christoph Girsch, Director of Food & Beverage of The Chedi Muscat. “Our wines have been carefully selected to complement the dishes on the menu and we devote a lot of time to wine research so as to bring interesting choices to the table.”

The Restaurant is the property’s main dining outlet offering an eclectic menu of Asian, Middle Eastern, Indian and European cuisines. A unique feature of The Restaurant is its floor-to-ceiling wine library featuring an impressive wine collection, including an extensive selection of prestige champagnes.

The hotel has also notched up several other awards this year including: the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 for the Top 25 Relaxation & Spa Hotels and Top 25 Trendiest Hotels in the Middle East; the Esquire Middle East Magazine 2012 for the Top 10 Best Restaurants in the Middle East; the Interactive Media Council, Inc.  2012 Interactive Media Awards 'Best in Class' Award for Hotel/Resort Category; and the TripAdvisor 2012 Certificate of Excellence Award.

For reservations and further information, please contact The Chedi Muscat on Tel: +968 24 52 44 01 or Email:

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About The Chedi Muscat
The Chedi Muscat, a member of The Leading Hotels of The World and Oman’s first contemporary hotel, opened its doors in 2003.  The resort offers understated elegance and a perfect mix of Omani architecture with a profound Asian Zen-style.

The minimalist lines of the low-rise buildings are accentuated by gardens of symmetrical simplicity.  All 158 rooms have breathtaking views across the gardens and ponds, mountains, and the Gulf of Oman.

As well as a 370-metre private beach, The Chedi Muscat offers guests a choice of three pools, two floodlit tennis courts, a new 400-square metre health club stocked with 30 pieces of top-of-the-range Technogym equipment, Pilates equipment, free weights and a Kinesis wall.

The newly opened 800-square metre spa boasts 13 fully contained spa suites, specialising in Balinese therapies and a wide variety of beauty rituals based on the holistic principles of aromatherapy, Ayurveda and herbalism.

Six restaurants offering an irresistible voyage of dining pleasure with both outdoor and indoor seating cater to every taste, and every season.

Denniston Architects, spearheaded by renown visionary Jean-Michel Gathy, is the creative mind behind The Chedi Muscat’s inspired designs while The Restaurant is a creation of Yasuhiro Koichi of design studio SPIN in Tokyo.

About GHM
Established in 1992, GHM (General Hotel Management Ltd.) is known for conceptualising, developing and operating an exclusive group of hotels and resorts. With an expansive portfolio and more projects in the pipeline, GHM prides itself in providing guests with an unrivalled lifestyle experience.

Each GHM property is an original. A symbiotic relationship between the hotel and the local culture enables GHM to provide guests with a genuine, close-up experience of the best each destination has to offer. The signature GHM style melds contemporary interpretations of Asian designs and distinctive local touches to create inspired, memorable spaces.

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