Top executives already have enough tough choices and compromises to make in the boardroom without having to worry about settling for second best in the rest of their everyday lives. With this in mind, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to some of the finest products and services available in Jordan that are sure to satisfy even the most demanding of high-flyers.
Magma Lifestyle and Fitness Center
A Finer Way to Keep Fit
Are you on the look for an exclusive gym where you can shape up without the hassle of having to wait in line for a treadmill? Well, Magma could be just what you’re looking for.
Members have full access to a myriad of state of the art equipment, which are spread across four floors at the fitness center’s Abdoun location. Personal trainers are on hand to help out with the Synrgy360 cross-training machine, which has 16 different stations that cover up to 250 exercises. There’s also an indoor/outdoor exercise track, a rooftop area for classes, and many of the fitness machines are fitted with large monitors that allow you to surf the Internet, play video games, watch TV, or—our personal favorite—enjoy virtual hikes through a variety of scenic landscapes.
The reason why you might not have heard of this gym before is because it relies on word-of-mouth to recruit new members. It currently has 320, and when its maximum capacity of 500 is reached, a waiting list will be imposed.
Spotting a gap in the market to cater for Amman’s more discerning foodies in 2012, Mohammad Nasouh Kaylani decided to set up The Meat Master gourmet butchery in Sweifieh. It sources a huge variety of meats from around the world, including an Australian wagyu fillet which sells for JD115 per kilo. This summer, Kaylani expanded his budding culinary empire by opening a cheese shop and deli next door. Cheese & More stocks every conceivable type of cheese, such as the award-winning, truffle-infused Villa Truffo from Italy, in addition to yellow cheeses, French cheeses, local and imported white cheeses, pickles and olives (some are home-made), cold cuts, fresh salads, and cheese platters.
The Meat Master
Cheese & More
Catering with Care
Entertaining can often be a headache for the money-rich and time-poor. That’s why many of them call on the help of a catering company to deal with details of their intimate soirees and lavish banquets.
The Romero Group, which has been in the hospitality business for 35 years, regularly caters for events with up to 1,500 guests like weddings, opening ceremonies, and corporate and product launches.
Romero, which also runs several restaurants and lounges such as Sufra, The Loft, and Aqaba’s Royal Yacht Club Restaurant, provides everything from tables and chairs, to highly trained waiters and chefs that serve and prepare food and beverages on site. The group can whip up a rich and diverse menu that encapsulates all types of cuisines, including Chinese, Indian, Italian, and Arabic.
This is part one of a five-piece story. Articles in the series of The Finer Things will include luxurious hotels, travel destinations, and luxurious items.