The Chedi, Muscat

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24 hours exploring the Resplendent Elegance of The Chedi, Oman

Photographer - Matt Porteous


Set in a 21-acre garden in Muscat, Oman, The Chedi is a calming oasis of luxury and tranquillity.

With 158 lavish guest rooms and villas influenced by Omani and Arabian culture, a choice of six restaurants, Balinese spa and three swimming pools, The Chedi is the epitome of affluent Arabian hospitality.

The most incredible thing about a hotel on this scale is how they manage to keep the level of hospitality so high, and create a feeling of intimacy in the grandest of spaces. The attention to detail is stunning: the smallest features are adorned with intricacy, and every element including the vast 103m pool is designed with style and elegance.

As a photographer, it is important to be stimulated by your surroundings. The Chedi is the perfect setting for visual invigoration and inspiration; the aesthetics are well considered, from the elegant shutters that adorn the windows to the palm trees that line each poolside.


The designers’ use of light, open space and plants can be seen in Matt’s images, demonstrating how the environment has a natural but also luxurious feel and ambience, allowing guests to feel comfortable and creatively stimulated, exploring the flow between the natural elements and stylish interior design.

The perfect base to explore Muscat, The Chedi’s central location means that whether you are staying for business or a cultural leisure trip, you will be perfectly situated for any occasion.

Meeting people at locations like this is so important to us as creators. We are passionate about making connections around the globe, and getting to know the friendliest people who work so hard to make your stay comfortable and memorable. We endeavour to capture the high standard of service and their passion for work; these are the stories that we want to capture and share as a studio.

Project - Chedi Hotel, Muscat

Photographer - Matt Porteous

Model - Mandy

Article - Pip Monks

Location - Muscat, Oman

Camera - Fuji GFX 50s ‘above water’

Canon - Underwater

Lighting - Elinchrom