14 May 2014

Intriguing Alila Jabal Akhdar resort opens in Oman

Entering the Middle East with incomparable finesse, Alila has announced the official opening of the stunning Alila Jabal Akhdar resort, promising luxury seekers an unforgettable and peaceful experience, among tranquil surroundings and fresh, crisp air.

Mark Edleson, president, Alila Hotels & Resorts explained: "The Jabal Akhdar region is perfect for our first foray into the Middle East. Its combination of interesting natural eco-systems, physical beauty and intriguing history and culture sits well within our development philosophy.”

Overseeing the resort's strategic development is Wael Al Lawati, CEO, Omran (a tourism related investment‚ development and management company in Oman).

He commented: “The minimum impact Alila Jabal Akhdar has on the environment is a reflection of our commitment to our eco-conscious efforts for resorts in Oman to become integrated and in harmony with the natural ambience.

This partnership with Alila will set a new chapter to encourage Oman's appeal and establish Al Jabal Al Akhdar as a year-round tourist destination that offers authentic experiences and a luxury hospitality haven.

Only a two and a half hour drive from the buzzing city of Muscat, this stunning architectural project integrates traditional elements of Omani design and construction techniques with a contemporary minimalist style. The property’s interiors have been inspired by the fragrant pink roses that blanket the mountainside in the springtime, and all rooms have been decorated to reflect local Omani culture.

Each of the resort's 78 Suites and two Jabal Villas emanate a contemporary interpretation of Omani tradition and history, while the cliff-side restaurant, pool, Spa Alila and gym offer chic interiors with integrated elements of nature with a mountain backdrop.

Guests at the Alila Jabal Akhdar will benefit from specially crafted Alila Experiences covering cultural learning, conscious living, active spirits, culinary arts and couple celebration, encouraging a discovery of the region and connecting guests with 'surprisingly different' authentic destination experiences – from private palm-shadowed picnics to sensational star-lit suppers.