Alila Jabal Akhdar Resort Debuts this Month in Oman

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Alila Jabal Akhdar Resort, Oman

The Sultanate of Oman is focusing on boosting the tourism sector as witnessed by the flurry of new hotels. Perhaps the most buzzworthy is the Alila Jabal Akhdar, a clifftop resort opening this month (May 8) in the Al Hajar Mountains. Overlooking a gorge and surrounded by rugged scenery, the setting is positively dramatic.

The resort’s design was inspired by ancient Omani forts, and traditional construction techniques were used in building a resort to LEED standards. (Cool touch: The grounds have aflaj water systems, mirroring the country’s irrigation canals.) The interior design was likewise inspired by the region; you’ll find copper ornaments, local pottery, carved wood, and rose patterns to recall the abundant damask roses that grow in Oman's mountains.

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Alila Jabal Akhdar Resort, Oman

There is a seven-room spa; a heated outdoor infinity pool with views over the mountains; meeting rooms; and the Juniper restaurant for international cuisine “influenced by trade routes that stretched from the Middle East to the Mediterranean region.” Designed in a contemporary style with authentic local décor, the 78 suites and villas have free wifi plus balconies or terraces to take in the vistas. For more information, visit www.alilahotels.com/jabalakhdar

Photos courtesy of Alila Hotels

Alila Jabal Akhdar Resort, Oman

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