Renowned as The Jewel of the Sultanate, Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, has revealed plans for extensive restorations. Set to start in Spring 2017, the multi-phase transformation is anticipated to come to an end by early 2018. The ambitious project builds on the luxury resort’s positioning as the premier destination for affluent travellers, including royalty and heads of state in Muscat. Facilities such as the recreation centre and fitness will be refreshed and upgraded with state-of-the-art equipment. The journey of the hotel will be charted in an exhibition showcasing a selection of renderings and pictures from the project’s creative vision. The resort’s outdoor recreation and beach facilities, as well as the beachfront specialty restaurants, will remain open to the public during this time.