Calling all couples – Y is on the lookout for the most perfectly-matched husband and wife team in Oman.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and love is in the air, which means that Y Magazine’s ever-popular ‘Y’ We Are Soulmates competition is back – bigger and better for 2019.
Are you and your partner more in love than ever? If you’ve still got the spark, then we want to hear from you as the call for contestants begins.
It doesn’t matter whether you’ve just got together or have been married for 20 years; the most important thing is that you’ve got the right recipe for love and all the ingredients for a long life together.
Presented by Mitsubishi Motors, and in association with the Centara Muscat Hotel, we’ve got a total of RO750 worth of prizes up for grabs.
Couples will have a chance to test their compatibility in front of an audience at the ultimate live quiz show.
Entry is open now and we’ll be whittling down our pairs to 10 finalists who’ll answer a series of questions about their spouses to prove how well they know each other.
If you think you know your husband or wife well, this is your chance to show them in the most romantic of ways – and win some suitably dreamy prizes. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to bring you one of the Valentine’s season’s most hotly-anticipated events in the spirit of love and romance,” says Feroz Khan, Director of Sales and Marketing for SABCO Media.
“It’s always exciting to see how well we think we know our spouses and there are always some surprises along the way – all in good fun. If you think you and your husband or wife could be our top contender for best couple, and then be sure to enter our competition to find out.”
For a chance to become one of our 10 contestants in the live final at the Centara Muscat Hotel on February 14, simply tell us in 50 words or fewer who your soulmate is and why. Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, February 11.
We’ll choose the best answers and invite 10 couples to be part of our exciting final to find out if they really are soulmates. Good luck!
We sat down with Anthony E. Wright, General Manager of the Centara Muscat Hotel, the ‘Y’ We Are Soulmates’ Associate Sponsor, to learn more about their involvement and community outreach initiatives.
Y: Tell us a bit about the Centara Muscat Hotel brand and what sets it apart from its industry peers?
AEW: Centara Hotels & Resorts is dedicated to providing exceptional service in unique and sophisticated environments. As a Thai hospitality management and holding company it places a strong emphasis on providing Thai-influenced hospitality and its inimitably warm and gracious service style across all of its brands, whilst embracing, and maintaining a sense of place in the local environment of each property and resort.
Centara Muscat Hotel is the first and only Thai chain in Oman where you can immerse into the colourful Arabian culture and the convenience and modernity of a smart corporate hub. The new downtown of Muscat, the hotel is located between a five to 15-minute drive from the Muscat International Airport, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, and Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Y: Why is it important for the Centara Muscat Hotel to be a valued partner and sponsor for the 2019 ‘Y’ We Are Soulmates event?
AEW: The world is constantly evolving and perhaps it’s a cliché to say that the only permanent thing in the world is change. Being a valued partner and sponsor for this event pulls us back to why we’re all doing what we are doing, and it’s for our loved ones. We all have our own soulmates, loves of our lives, and partners in crime – and so slowing down from our very busy schedule to recognise them in such a fun and endearing event is quite appropriate, to say the least.
Y: In what ways is the Centara Muscat Hotel committed to cultivating its ties with the community in Muscat through events such as ‘Y’ We Are Soulmates?
AEW: Centara Muscat Hotel is quite committed to cultivating ties with the community and we have been active in doing so from the time we opened the hotel. There was a time when we hosted orphans for a dinner in the hotel and we are planning an activity with the children again sometime soon. Participating in events such as ‘Y’ We Are Soulmates is pretty much related to that recognition that your spouse or partner deserves. It’s all rooted back to the family, one cannot express outwards if it doesn’t exist in your core. As the General Manager of Centara Muscat Hotel and working with various nationalities and communities, I make the point that it starts from me onto my team and their respective associates.
Y: What are you most looking forward to at this year’s event from a sponsor’s point of view?
AEW: We are on our second year of operation and being the venue of the event will be a treat. While this is the first time we’re hosting the event that is now in its sixth series, we’re simply looking forward to having fun with the couples and enjoying the moment of rediscovering their respective spouses. It surely will bring a lot of good memories.
Y: Can you share with us any prizes that are up for grabs to our ‘Y’ We Are Soulmates winners and/or runners-up from the Centara Muscat Hotel?
AEW: The winner receives a weekend stay in our Business Superior Suite with buffet breakfast at Tiptara, and the runner-up gets a 150-minute ‘Siamese Journey’ couple’s package in the Spa Cenvaree at the Centara Muscat Hotel.