It has been yet another fantastic year celebrating the very best of luxury in Oman and beyond with the fourth edition of Signature – The Luxury 100 which was held at the picturesque Muscat Bay.
The evening views and the sprawling expanse of Muscat Bay provided the perfect setting for the grand reveal of Signature – The Luxury 100 Collector’s Edition 2018 featuring 100 brands that represent best of the best of luxury and opulence on December 26.
Jaguar Land Rover, the Sultanate’s top luxury car brand, was the Luxury Partner for the event. Joining them were Amouage as Premium partner and Muscat Bay as Venue Partner.
The other sponsors included Times of Oman as media partner, and Oman Printers & Stationers as print partner. The hospitality for the evening was provided by Azayem Catering and Events.
The glittering gala was attended by Her Highness Sayyida Rawan Al Said, CEO of Takaful Oman Insurance SAOG, who graced the occasion as Chief Guest for the evening along with dignitaries, brand specialists, luxury connoisseurs and the crème de la crème of society.
The event began with the unveiling of the fourth edition of Signature – The Luxury 100 coffee table book Sayyida Rawan Al Said receiving the first copy. Atulya Sharma, Chief Executive Officer of United Media Services, Alpana Roy, Executive Vice-President of United Media Services, and Mr. Mayank Singh, Group Editor of United Media Services were also present on the stage.
In its fourth year, The Luxury 100 property has made an indelible impression on the connoisseurs of luxury and with partners such as Jaguar Land Rover and Amouage coming on board, the event proved to be spectacular than ever.
As part of the evening, the best of the best brands for 2018 were celebrated with their representatives receiving the awards on their behalf from Sayyida Rawan Al Said, Alpana Roy, and Atulya Sharma. The categories ranged from personal luxury goods, luxury cars and luxury hospitality to bespoke banking. Some of the awards included those for Most Innovative Jewellery Brand, Iconic SUV of the Year, Premium Wealth Management Services, Best Luxury Sedan of the Year, Luxury Fragrance of the Year, Best Luxury Crossover of the Year, Luxury Banking Services Best Home & Lifestyle Brand among others.
The event also played host to an insightful panel discussion on what 2019 has in store for luxury brands. The panel consisted of Anne Kurian, Editor – Signature, David Aziz, CEO of MHD Automotive, Suad Al Riyami, Co-Founder of Deema Oman, and Lubna Al Zakwani, Co-Founder & Creative Director of Endemage.
Speaking on the sidelines of event, Alpana Roy, Executive Vice President, United Media Services LLC said, “Customers are always seeking new ways to express their individuality and in the process are discerning about their choices, be it fashion, home or even the financial products. We at Signature, therefore, created a property that not only helps our readers in making those choices, but also provides a platform for these brands and their accomplishments to be celebrated.
We are immensely proud of The Luxury 100 brand from Signature that has become Sultanate’s only luxury awards night and the fact that we are in our fourth year is testament to the fact that we have established ourselves as the definitive guide for everything that is luxury and lifestyle in the market.”
Indeed, the fourth edition of The Luxury 100 had it all. The entertainers of the evening, Pulse and Soul provided the musical interlude with their soulful performance, making it a truly scintillating evening that was replete with style, glamour and more.
Best Luxury Sedan of the Year
Luxury Fragrance of the Year
Luxury Banking Services
National Bank of Oman
Excellence in Eye Care
Muscat Eye Laser Center
Luxury Hotel of the Year
Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Premium Healthcare Provider of the Year
Outstanding SUV of the Year
Range Rover Velar
Iconic Watch Brand of the Year
Iconic Jewellery Brand of the Year
Malabar Gold & Diamonds
Luxury Furniture Brand of the Year
Best Real Estate Developer of the Year
Telal Al Qurum
Iconic SUV of the Year
Jaguar E Pace
Best Home & Lifestyle Brand
Premium Wealth Management Services
Alizz Islamic Bank
Most Innovative Jewellery Brand
Best Luxury Crossover of the Year
Stylish Crossover of the Year
Luxury Spa of the Year
Hareer Spa by L’Occitane
Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa
Best Sports Car of the Year
Luxury SUV of the Year
Gourmet Confectioners of the Year