Dhofar’s newest luxury hotel, Anantara Salalah - Al Baleed Resort, developed by a joint venture between Omran Hotels & Resorts & Musstir, is set to open this summer.
The opening will be just in time for the upcoming season known locally as ‘Khareef’, which brings cooler temperatures and lush greenery.
Welcoming guests with traditional Omani style, the resort, located between a natural lagoon and the beach, will be managed by Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas, the luxury hospitality brand renowned for offering indigenous experiences for modern travellers.
Carefully designed to reflect Dhofar’s rich heritage, the resort’s striking Dhofari design featuring intricate artistic details is inspired by the region’s iconic coastal fortresses and is surrounded by towering palms, magnificent trees, tropical gardens and lush water features.
With 136 guest rooms and studios as well as one, two and three bedroom pool villas – the first of their kind in Salalah and Oman - the resort is conveniently located just ten kilometres from the city centre.
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.
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.
“Salalah is a unique location - not just within Oman but for the whole of the GCC.
“The Anantara brand has been built by drawing upon the expertise and heartfelt hospitality of our hosts in each destination – my team and I look forward to welcoming team members from the local region.”