WHERE BUSINESS MEETS LEISURE

Equipped with a new conference hall overlooking the marina basin offering fantastic views of the sea, Muriya’s Sifawy Boutique Hotel at Jebel Sifah offers a unique meeting and conference destination. 

Gone are the days when work and leisure were two poles apart. The dividing line between them is fast getting blurred at a time when boardrooms are brought closer to recreational sites, and joie de vivre is no longer an anathema to business. The corporates are exploring exquisite venues for their board meetings, conferences and product launches wherein you can easily switch over from the hectic parleys inside the meeting room to the comfort of a nearby beach watching frothy waves roll in from the Arabian Sea.

The demand for more riveting and out-of-box meeting locations is on the rise in Oman where companies are hunting for more innovative and gorgeous location for their meetings and conferences. Muriya Tourism Development’s Sifawy Boutique Hotel at Jebel Sifah is one of the most entrancing meeting destinations in the country. Tucked away in a scenic location, fringed by sandy white beaches and turquoise waters of the Arabian Sea, and surrounded by the majestic Al Hajjar mountain ranges, the hotel offers a unique and completely fascinating meeting experience.

The recently launched Al Majlis Hall overlooks the marina basin offering fantastic views of the sea. Ultramodern and stylish, it floods with natural light and is furnished with the finest communication and presentation technology, including an in-built PA-system, wireless Internet, automated screen and projector. The Al Majlis Hall can accommodate from 16 to 150 guests.

Talking about the increasing demand for such outstanding facilities in Oman, Daniel Fanselow, general manager, Sifawy Boutique Hotel says, “The response for our newly launched meeting venue is encouraging. We set up this facility due to the overwhelming interest from corporate companies who are exploring new venues and places to host a meeting. This unique venue can be used for meetings, press conferences, product launches, business presentations, conferences, cocktail receptions, private gala dinners or intimate wedding receptions.”

Fanselow adds, “Muriya’s private beach provides ample space to create unique set-ups for both corporate or leisure occasions, ranging from luxurious Omani tents to action-packed team-building activities. The visitors can venture to the sea for a truly unique setting. A private beach can be arranged fully equipped with a tent – ideal for truly out of the box meeting venues. Our high-standards of amenities and latest technology enable you to have the best and most memorable event at Sifawy.”

In addition, the Marina plaza area offers an opportunity to make meeting or event truly memorable by hosting it under the blue skies. The beautifully designed square is an unrivalled backdrop against which to stage corporate gatherings, weddings, gala dinners, product launches, concerts or cultural events.

Furthermore, the library can serve as an intimate venue accommodating up to eight delegates. It is suitable for meetings, and can alternatively be used as a break-out room. The venue overlooks the beautiful courtyard swimming pool and comes equipped with two computer workstations with Internet and printer access, making it ideal for a personal office if required. The Hajjar boardroom is an ideal alternative for smaller scale, high-profile events. The room accommodates up to 12 delegates with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the majestic Al Hajjar Mountains.

Fanselow feels that location is what makes Sifawy Hotel an exquisite place of attraction for companies. “A meeting room is only a meeting room everywhere in the world. But what distinguishes ours is the ideal location. In fact our campaign is ‘meetings with a view’. The companies are bringing people to offer them a combination of business and pleasure for which our location suits well. We have in front of us the marina which opens up a raft of possibilities such as fishing in the Gulf of Oman, travel to the nearby preserve of Bandar Khairan, dolphin watching, jet skiing, banana boat ride, Kayak or mountain hiking, a wide range of motorized and non-motorized water sports. You can also make your meeting a memorable experience by holding it onboard a boat in the sea. Sifawy is the perfect escape from life’s hectic routines, and an ideal place to simply sit back, relax and unwind. We have huge outer space for teambuilding, treasure hunt, games etc.”

Fanselow also added that taking a boat ride to and from Muscat will perfect the experience. The 45-minute ride from Muscat is a truly striking way to arrive. The beauty of the rugged Omani coastline with the backdrop of the Al Hajjar Mountains provides a magnificent vista. It almost gives you the sense of going to an Island.


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