Oman: Anantara Salalah to open in summer 2016
Omani citizens and local residents will be able to take advantage of preferential rates and opening offers during the Khareef season
Anantara Salalah Al Baleed Resort, developed by a joint venture between Omran Hotels & Resorts and Musstir, is set to open this summer.
The resort, located between a natural lagoon and the beach, will be managed by Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas.
With 136 guest rooms and studios as well as one, two and three bedroom pool villa, the resort is conveniently located just 10 km from the city centre and 15 km from the airport.
One of the many highlights of the resort experience, the Anantara Spa will feature a hammam and will offer a range of Anantara’s signature spa treatments featuring local ingredients and techniques.
Guests can enjoy a range of activities from water sports to tennis, and the dedicated children’s and teens’ club will feature an outdoor splash area and the latest game console equipment as well as a host of fun and creative activities.
Culinary experiences range from a Middle Eastern beach bar to a signature Asian restaurant, showcasing cuisine from along the Mekong River.
The new resort will offer direct access to the beach and is only a boat ride away across the lagoon from the city’s renowned Botanical Garden and the Al Baleed Museum of Frankincense.
James Hewitson, general manager of Al Baleed Resort – Salalah by Anantara, said: “On behalf of the team at Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, it is a great honour to work with such visionary partners as Musstir and Omran and to be given the opportunity to open such a distinguished resort in a destination which is developing at such a strong pace."
“With Carillon the building contractor, we now have agreed key delivery and opening dates and will commence this week our pre opening recruitment and mobilisation of the training task force from Anantara. We are delighted with the cooperation we have received from the Ministry of Manpower who are assisting us in securing the right level of Omanis into the hotel and are in discussions with Omran’s Tourism College to assist in our preopening training programmes.”
“We are actively meeting with leading premium and luxury travel companies and will announce later this week opening room rates for residents & citizens of Oman.”