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Mysk Al Mouj Named ‘New Leading Hotel in Oman’ at the World Travel Awards Middle East


Mysk Al Mouj by the renowned Shaza Hotels was awarded ‘New Leading Hotel in Oman’ at the World Travel Awards’ Middle East Gala Ceremony on the 19th of April. With hundreds of industry leaders attending from across the region, driving investment into tourism projects, infrastructure, and hotel development, the prestigious World Travel Awards served to acknowledge, reward, and celebrate excellence across all sectors of global travel and tourism.

The award was received by Mysk Al Mouj management team during the awards ceremony held at the Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah.

Shafik Alaaeddine, General Manager of Mysk Al Mouj, said, “Our venue is a contemporary theatre of life that has put the spotlight on the region’s ever-evolving lifestyle and showcased the richness of Arabian culture with outstanding success. To have Mysk Al Mouj acknowledged at a platform defined by the highest level of international excellence was an incredibly proud moment for us, so too for Oman’s tourism industry. This is the first time for this particular highly sought-after award to be bestowed upon the local industry, and it’s with thanks to our team that our passion had the opportunity to shine through. This well earned recognition will only inspire great things for our venue and the team at Mysk Al Mouj as we move forward to serve a global market.”

A red-carpet ceremony heralded the opening leg of the World Travel Awards Grand Tour 2018, a search for the finest travel and tourism organisations worldwide. The Grand Tour 2018 also marks World Travel Awards’ 25thanniversary of honouring excellence across the international hospitality industry. As part of the Grand Tour 2018, WTA is hosting ceremonies in Greece, Jamaica, Hong Kong, Ecuador, and South Africa, with the winners progressing to the Grand Final in Lisbon, Portugal.

Mysk Al Mouj offers guests sought-after opportunities in unveiling the brand’s unique personality through Mysk DISCOVERY. The venue is part of a world of authentic local settings across 35 Global Hotel Alliance brands with over 500 hotels in 78 countries.

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About Mysk Al Mouj

Mysk Al Mouj is the flagship hotel of the MYSK by Shaza, upscale brand launched under Shaza Hotels. MYSK by Shaza is a contemporary theatre of life that puts the spotlight on the ever-evolving Arabian lifestyle and showcases the richness of Arabian culture. It is part of a multi-location relationship with Taameer Investment, a leading company in the field of investment and real estate development in the Sultanate of Oman, and part of Golden Group Holding.  Mysk Al Mouj is part of the Global Hotel Alliance, which offers the DISCOVERY Loyalty programme for more than 10 million members, across 35 brands, and encompassing over 550 upscale and luxury hotels with 110,000 rooms across 76 different countries.

 Shaza Hotels

Born out of a joint venture with Kempinski Hotels, Shaza hotels epitomize the elegance and luxuriousness of Eastern culture and hospitality. A five star contemporary breath of fresh air, Shaza Hotels celebrates the past in a present-day setting with tradition being a significant part of the Shaza essence. Shaza prides itself on its distinctive brand of innovation in hospitality and commits itself to sharing and offering its guests an experience that is both memorable and impactful.  Shaza is also a member of the Global Hotel Alliance – the largest alliance of independent five star hotels.

About Global Hotel Alliance

Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) is the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, bringing together more than 35 brands with over 500 hotels in 78 countries. GHA uses a shared technology platform to drive incremental revenues and create cost savings for its member brands. GHA’s award-winning loyalty programme, DISCOVERY, provides 12 million members exclusive opportunities to immerse themselves in local culture wherever they travel. For more information, visit

About DISCOVERY Loyalty

A memorable trip demands more than a comfortable stay. DISCOVERY, an award-winning global loyalty programme, provides 12 million members recognition and perks across over 500 hotels, resorts and palaces in 78 countries. Elite members have the opportunity to immerse themselves in local culture through Local Experiences, distinctive activities that capture an authentic taste of each destination. For more information, visit

World Travel awards Image : Mysk by Shaza