AL BALEED RESORT SALALAH BY ANANTARA,
Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara
P.O. Box 360, P.C. 214, Al Mansurah Street,
Al Baleed, Salalah, Sultanate of Oman
Minor Group / Anantara
Privately owned – Al Mustir company
Date of Creation
26 October 2016
Hotel General Manager
James Hewitson is the General Manager of Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara, part of the luxury hospitality brand for modern travelers established 15 years ago by Minor Hotels. Having worked with Anantara for five years, James brings with him a solid understanding of the brand as well as 25 years’ experience garnered from key roles at prominent hotels throughout the world. James leads the team to ensure guests receive an unparalleled five star experience at the resort, which opened in November 2016. In 2011, James joined the Minor Hotels family as Executive Assistant Manager of Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort, Thailand, before overseeing the pre-opening of Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort as Resident Manager. In 2014, he undertook a role as Task Force General Manager, overseeing Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas, AVANI Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa, Mozambique, and Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara.
Minor International, (MINT) Thailand’s leading hotel operator with a portfolio of 16 hotels and over 2,400 rooms under the Anantara, Marriott, Four Seasons, and Minor International brands. It is also one of the largest spa operators in Asia Pacific with spas in Thailand, China, the Middle East, Africa and the Maldives under the Mandara and Anantara brands. It is Thailand’s largest food service operator with over 850 outlets system wide under The Pizza Company, Swensen’s, Sizzler, Dairy Queen, Burger King and LeJazz brands, and its most recent investment The Coffee Club.
AL BALEED RESORT SALALAH BY ANANTARA
History & Story
With Asian roots and global ambitions, Minor Hotels’ historic success story spans nearly five decades. The origins of the company stretch back to 1967 when William E. Heinecke, then only 17 years old, founded Minor Holdings – named as a nod to the budding entrepreneur’s youthful age. In the years that followed, Bill expanded Minor across a variety of industries by creating innovative brands and strategically acquiring companies to fortify the portfolio. The year 1978 marked the first hotel venture: Royal Garden Resort in Pattaya. Since that first small but significant step, the Minor Hotels team has grown the hospitality enterprise into an international leader, currently boasting over 20,000 rooms across 156 hotels in 24 countries.
Date added extensions
Main Strengths, Special Touch
The 5-Star Al Baleed Resort will become a key attraction of UNESCO World Heritage Site of Al-Baleed, the cradle of culture and trade in the Governorate of Dhofar. The rich history of the ancient city will offer visitors an unforgettable experience, teamed with the warm Omani hospitality. The resort is a further step in enriching the city of Salalah, and sets an example of how to create site-sensitive luxury, whilst conserving Oman’s rich natural environment.
Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara occupies a superb location between a beach and freshwater lagoon, along the south coast of Dhofar. A gateway to some of Oman’s greatest cultural treasures, this beach resort in Salalah resides next to the Al Baleed Archaeological Park UNESCO World Heritage Site, and close to Salalah town.
Key sites/activities in the area
Mountain Tour, Al Baleed Archaeological Park, Sumhuram Archaeological Site, ‘Rub Al Kali’ The Empty Quarter, Ubar ‘The Lost City’, Wadi Tours, Taqah Fort Sunset Tour.
Children’s Club – Creative fun for little ones takes place in a safe environment, with caring staff and superb facilities. From an outdoor play area, children’s’ pool and cooking classes, to board games such as scrabble and chess sets, club adventures are full of excitement. Teens Club – A dedicated club for teens provides engaging activities and a space to hang out. The latest game consoles include Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360. Youngsters can be karaoke stars, play board games, table tennis, table football, air hockey and billiards, or go on guided trips such as diving and fishing.
ROOMS & STUDIOS
• 30 Premier Sea View Room – 53 SQM
• 8 Deluxe Garden View Room – 91 SQM
• 2 Deluxe Beach View Room – 91 SQM
• 1 One Bedroom Garden View Villa – 176 SQM
• 6 One Bedroom Lagoon View Villa – 176 SQM
• 1 One Bedroom Beach Villa – 176 SQM
• 57 One Bedroom Garden View Pool Villa – 176 SQM
• 15 One Bedroom Lagoon View Pool Villa – 176 SQM
• 7 One Bedroom Beach Pool Villa – 176 SQM
• 8 Two Bedroom Garden View Pool Villa – 240 SQM
• 1 Three Bedroom Royal Beach Villa – 630 SQM
Total of 136 keys.
Restaurants & Bars
Sakalan – All-day dining restauran/ Buffet & “A la Carte” – Hours of operation – 7AM–10:30PM Buffet timings Breakfast: 7AM–11AM, Lunch: 12.30PM–3.00PM ; Dinner: 6.30PM –10.30PM. A la Carte lunch from Sunday to Thursday. Kids 5–11.99 years old, chargeable. Kids below 5 years old, free of charge
Al Mina – Mediterranean Restaurant and Bar “A la Carte”. Hours of operation : 10AM–12AM. Food served from 12PM. Last order at 11.30PM.
Mekong – Thai Restaurant with Vietnamese & Chinese influences “A la Carte”. Hours of operation : 6.00PM –11PM. Food served at 6.30PM Last order at 10.30PM
Rooted in Thailand, the essence of Anantara philosophy, ‘without end’, stems from ancient Sanskrit origins, and is richly expressed at the Anantara Spa in Salalah. Designed to reflect local culture and craftsmanship, our luxurious spa feels like an Arabian villa. Sensual journeys draw on the exotic wellness traditions of Arabia, Thailand and across Asia. Energy flows more freely with the unique pressure point and stretching techniques of Thai massage. Ancient cleansing rituals pamper at the only hammam and rasul facilities in Salalah. Ayurvedic therapies provide holistic wellness. Beauty treatments harness precious indigenous ingredients and revered western spa wisdom for dazzling results. Anantara Spa Facilities: 5 luxurious treatment rooms/ Indoor and outdoor tea pavilion relaxation areas/Hamman treatment room (Soon to open)/ Rasul treatment rooms/ Ayurveda treatments/Female salon and nail spa/ Traditional Thai massage suite/Separate male and female wet areas.
Corporate & Celebration Events
• Al Hosn Ballroom – Size (m): 15x12x6 – Our resort’s grand ballroom boasts natural daylight, a private entrance and capacity to host up to 120 guests in banquet style.
• Safar Boardroom Size (m): 7x5x4 – This exclusive meeting room seats 12 executives. Relish a productive marriage of design elegance, total privacy and impeccable service.
Extra Notable Features
Ease into a relaxing day at our infinity pool by the beach. Surrounded by tropical gardens with a beautiful sea view, blissful hours can be spent swimming, sunbathing and sipping refreshments on comfy loungers.
Creative fun for little ones takes place in a safe environment, with caring staff and superb facilities. From an outdoor play area, children’s’ pool and cooking classes, to board games such as scrabble and chess sets, club adventures are full of excitement.
A dedicated club for teens provides engaging activities and a space to hang out. The latest game consoles include Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360. Youngsters can be karaoke stars, play board games, table tennis, table football, air hockey and billiards, or go on guided trips such as diving and fishing.
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