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Chill at the Chedi Social Media Competition!

CMU-Rooms-Chedi Club Suite-Terrace-Water Garden View_v-1   The Chedi Muscat is introducing a social media competition to promote their summer offer of ‘Chill at The Chedi’ this summer for readers of this blog and a few others starting from Wednesday, June 05 2014 at 9:00am until Monday June 9. The winners will be announced on Tuesday June 10, 2014.CMU-Dining-The Beach Restaurant-Beachfront02_v-1  Here are the details:

We are happy to offer 3 lucky readers a chance to win:
·         1 Night stay in a Deluxe room to redeem our Chill at The Chedi Offer (including breakfast, 30% discount of spa rituals at The Spa + 20% discount on Food & Drinks) –this offer can only be booked by phone or email for local residents only.
·         1 Dinner for 2 in The Restaurant (including soft drinks, excluding alcoholic drinks)  http://www.ghmhotels.com/en/muscat/facilities/dining/
·         Spa Exclusive Promotion for 2: 2 x 90 minute Balinese massage plus a 30 minute treatment (chose from an Aromatic Steam Bath, Thai-Style foot reflexology or a Organic Naturelle D’Orient Cleansing Facial) Details through this link: http://www.ghmhotels.com/en/muscat/spa-fitness/spa-packages-promotions
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 Here is the question readers from my blog must answer (in the comments section here including an email address!) in order to have a chance at winning 1 of the 3 prizes mentioned:
How long is the private beach at The Chedi Muscat?                                                         A. 300 meters     B. 640 meters    C. 370 meters    
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Here are other blogs participating in the competition (with different questions) to help increase your chances of winning:
Remember, this competition only goes until June 9th and the winners will be announced on June 10th.  Don’t forget that you can also order the special resident rate at the Chedi this summer for only 85 rials!  I wrote about it earlier here.
Best of luck, dear readers! :-)

The Chedi’s Summer Offer & Upcoming Social Media Competition

CMU-Pools-The-Serai-Pool01   The Chedi’s summer offer promotion (from May 5th to Aug 31st) seems to be the best offer for a five star hotel in the city (as far as I know), a special OMR 85++ rate for local residents only.  This includes breakfast, wifi, selection of the mini-bar, discounts at The Spa (30%) and 20% discount on food and soft drinks.  To make a reservation or find out more information, contact The Chedi Muscat at +968-2452-4401 or email them at reservation@chedimuscat.com (Valid resident ID is required. Offer is subject to availability.)

Here’s the promo pic:

CHILL AT CHEDI 2013   Readers of this blog will be happy to know that the Chedi is willing to let one lucky reader of this blog enjoy a free one-night stay.  Some other bloggers and I will be meeting with the Marketing Communications Executive over dinner at the Chedi to discuss the details. (It’s a rough life, I know! ;-) )  Stay tuned and details of the social media competition will be revealed soon! :-)

Tonight at Club House Safari (Grand Hyatt): Exclusive Beers & Ciders of the World Dinner

ImageWould definitely be going to this if I didn’t already have plans tonight!

Friday Easter Brunch at Mokha Cafe at Grand Hyatt Muscat – WOW!

Mokha Cafe April 18 2014If you’ve never been to Mokha Cafe at the Grand Hyatt Muscat, you really should give it a try!  We were thrilled to be invited to their Easter Brunch on Friday, April 19th.  Easter eggs hangingEgg painting was one of several activities for the kids at the brunch. They had some painted eggs decorating the restaurant as you can see here.  My favorite was this Omani easter egg:Omani Easter eggEaster egg paintingPlenty of egg painting materials for the kids.  It really was a well organized and fun day!coloring timeKate from Y MagazineMy wife and I had the pleasure of meeting up with Kate Ginn from Y-Magazine.  She was in charge of the Easter egg camel cookie hunt for the kids at 12:30.let the games begin Up for grabs at the 12:30pm Y Easter camel cookie hunt was a hamper full of Easter goodies.  Let the games begin!Gershom and MommyMommy and Gershom hunting for cookies. They were hidden in the bushes and even on the sides of the palm trees.  Mommy Our son managed to find 11 cookies!Kate and winnersJakob was the big winner with 15 camel cookies! Here he is pictured with his family and Kate Ginn. She hesitated getting in this photo, but I thought she should definitely get in there as she organized the whole event so well! :-)from top of the stairsLooking down on Mokha Cafe from the top of the stairsfresh seafoodHere are just a few pics of the incredible food that was available at the buffet.more foodmore seafoodHyatt chefsone of the saladsyummy dessertschocolate goodiesincredible dessertscookies Our son Gershom’s favorite – the “Y-Magazine cookies”. Be sure to check out the latest Y-Magazine (Issue 316) which includes a home recipe for these delicious cookies.hot cross bunsNice to see Hot Cross Buns at the buffet! :-)Don at the HyattOur friend Don joined us for the buffet. He is another fan of the Grand Hyatt as he has stayed here on numerous occasions.  Our son, Gershom, really loved his time with all the fun kid activities and didn’t want to leave, so Don and I enjoyed a coffee in the lounge until our son tired himself out.coffee in lounge I could get used to this “getting served on a silver platter” lifestyle. ;-)our GershomA truly fun day out for our son. Here he is pictured with the horse rider monument in the main lounge. It was only during the recent Social Media Competition that I learned (from Maurizio’s blog) that this bronze monument of a Arabian falconer on a horse actually rotates slowly and makes a complete 360 degree turn every 60 minutes. If you ever make it to the Grand Hyatt Muscat, watch the back foot of the horse and you’ll slowly see it moving if you look close enough!proud of his eggGershom at home showing off one of the eggs Mommy helped him paint. Even today (Sat. 20th) Gersom said, “I want to go back to the place from yesterday!”  Easter Brunches come but once a year my son!  When the Hyatt has a promotion like this (and many others) in the future, you don’t want to miss out.  Stay tuned because apparently there’s another big prize give-away from the Hyatt to be announced and I heard that it’s far more impressive than a free one-night stay for 2 on the weekend

Thanks to the Hyatt and Y-Magazine for such a fantastic experience during the Easter Friday Brunch!

MC MO @ O’Malley’s at the Radisson Tonight!

McMo at OMalleysI went to O’Malley’s at the Radisson last week with a few buddies for the first time. It was a lot of fun and Mc Mo really rocked the house!in action  There is no cover charge and O’Malley’s has a lot of great pub food like Shepherd’s Pie, Irish Stew, fries (chips for you Brits!) and a whole lot more.rocking the house  If you’ve never been to O’Malley’s at the Radisson, it’s really worth a visit. Great spot! And there’s no better timet to go than on a Thursday night as you get R&B night thrown in for free!