The Al Khaleel Group City hotel is a landmark design in the heart of Al Ghubra business district in Muscat
The City hotel project in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, is a four star business hotel for Al Khaleel group, performing 180 rooms and suites.
The hotel is actually under construction with prevision of opening at mid of 2020.
The hotel is located in the central business district area of Al Ghubra in the city of Muscat sultanate of Oman.
The building is articulated as a compact block in order to optimize as much as possible the available square meters of the land to be build. The dimension of the land is about 31,0 by 50,0 meters. The building will have a squared plan, about 26,0 by 39,0 meters in order to design a regular and “clean” shape.
The hotel is a nine storeys building with Eight floors plus penthouse and two underground car parking levels with 45 car slots each.
An interior central opened patio will allows natural light to join the central part of the building in all floors.
In order to avoid the overheating of the building and as an energy saving and design feature, the two main and over sun exposed facades will be cladded with sun shading meshes made by aluminum grid and GRC Glass fiber reinforced concrete as a type of fiber-reinforced concrete. These elements are mainly used in exterior building façade panels and as architectural precast concrete with a modern Islamic geometric contemporary design patterns as per the Mashrabiya Arabic tradition.
A tower landmark will be shaped on the principal corner of the building facing the main road Sultan Qaboos, hosting the suites apartments of the hotel with a city and mountain view.
Emphasis will be given to the roof top of the building as a main leisure area of the hotel, with the amazing view of the sea on one side, and of the mountains on the other. The roof top hosts the outdoor swimming pool shade with Mashrabiya shaped perforated roof, allows the natural light to penetrate without the strong heating of the sun during most of the months.
A panoramic restaurant is located on the other side of the pool facing the city and mountain view
The main facilities will be located on the ground floor, as a main coffee bar, offices, meeting and business areas and shops.
The others facilities will be on the roof top as the pool, the gym and a panoramic restaurant bar with terrace.
Facilities for goods delivery, staff, and services will be mainly allocated in the two basement levels.
GAS architettura Chiodin & Associated is a consultancy architecture firm specialized in hotels design and tourism infrastructures planning and development. Based in Torino Italy, it is branched in Muscat Sultanate of Oman, in Dubai UAE and in Beirut Lebanon.