An ornament in the wilds

The Singapore-based Alila Hotels and Resorts Group has opened a luxury property in Oman’s spectacular Al Hajar Mountains.

The Singapore-based Alila Hotels and Resorts Group has opened a luxury property in Oman’s spectacular Al Hajar Mountains.

Seen as one of the region’s most anticipated openings in 2014, this destination resort will draw guests seeking a top-of-the-world experience with its ultimate location in the dramatic mountainous region of Al Jabal al Akhdar.




This boutique hotel, consisting of 86 suites, spa, conference facilities, restaurants and all related support facilities is situated in truly breathtaking scenery.

Literally meaning “Green Mountain”, Jabal Akhdar, a largely untapped region of Oman, with a rugged landscape and views of the Al Hajar Mountains, is increasingly frequented by adventurous nature lovers and those seeking a retreat from the desert heat.

Perched here, 2,000 metres above sea level, Alila Jabal Akhdar overlooks a dramatic gorge and is surrounded by awe-inspiring views of the Al Hajar Mountains. It is the perfect base for exploring the region’ s magnificent landscape of rugged, untouched beauty while staying in the height of sumptuous comfort.

Committed to a sustainable future, this landmark luxury resort in Oman has been constructed using fascinating eco-systems and is designed in harmony with the environment, preserving the extraordinary natural beauty of the region.

Decor is rustic chic, making extensive use of local stone and sustainably sourced timber in beams and fortress-style doors, while guestrooms are appointed with richly coloured rugs and local, handmade pottery.

Each room features a terrace or balcony offering gorge and mountain views and a large, deluxe bathroom equipped with rain-shower, and hefty tubs and basins fashioned from stone. All mod cons are here, including flat -screen television with satellite, WiFi, air conditioning and iPod docking station.

The resort’s all-day dining restaurant, the Juniper Restaurant, serves a variety of local and international dishes, which you can enjoy whilst looking out over the fantastic views. The Rose Lounge offers refreshing beverages and light bites throughout the day.





Do you want to stimulate, rejuvenate, balance and relax your mind and body? Then don’t miss an afternoon at Spa Alila, where treatments feature local products made with frankincense and juniper berries. There is also handmade juniper berry and rose soap in your bathroom.

Outdoors you’ll find a heated infinity pool – there’s also an indoor plunge pool – and water features that reference Oman’s traditional irrigation systems.

This spectacular region is a designated nature reserve and the resort offers guided trekking, canyon walks and cave tours.

Your experience at Alila Jabal Akhdar can be tailored to suit your own expectations of the trip, whether these are to learn more about the local history and culture, enjoy the great outdoors with more active pursuits, or even try your hand at the local cuisine. The resort features a host of spaces and facilities for both leisure and business, complemented by services that ensure your every need is met.




Visit Alila Jabal Akhdar, everything else is just a holiday!

By Deppy G