Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, the highest five-star resort in the Middle East, won global winner in the ‘Luxury New Hotel’ category, and country winner in the ‘Luxury Mountain Resort’ category, in the World Luxury Travel Awards that took place in December 2017. The awards recognise luxury hotels for their world-class facilities and excellence in customer service, making it a fantastic recognition for the Oman-based resort, which recently celebrated its one-year anniversary.
Darren Darwin, General Manager of Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort says, “We are extremely proud to win not one, but two awards that recognise the resort’s luxurious amenities, outstanding attention to detail and a wide choice of unique local adventures. The resort has had an extremely successful first year of operation, with an impressive collection of awards to its name to date. These awards are a huge testament to the incredible team we have here and firmly places Oman on the map as a luxury destination.”
The World Luxury Hotel Awards are voted for by the public and are awarded to luxury hotels or hospitality groups across 50 different categories, presented on a regional, continental, global and country basis, with one hotel receiving the overall global accolade.
Perched 2,000 metres above sea level on the curving rim of a great canyon, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort is the highest luxury resort in the Middle East and amongst the highest in the world, providing a luxurious base from which to explore the surrounding landscape. The resort boasts a total of 115 luxury rooms and villas that overlook the dramatic canyon or tranquil gardens, a selection of six restaurants and lounges, a cliff-edge infinity pool, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, tennis court, and world-acclaimed Anantara Spa. The resort also offers a wide range of l activities and excursions in the surrounding region, from rock climbing and abseiling, to Omani cookery lessons and tours of nearby heritage sites.
Anantara is a luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, connecting them to genuine places, people and stories through personal experiences, and providing heartfelt hospitality in the world’s most exciting destinations. The collection of distinct, thoughtfully designed luxury hotels and resorts provides a window through which to journey into invigorating new territory, curating personal travel experiences. From cosmopolitan cities to desert sands to lush islands, Anantara connects travellers to the indigenous, grounds them in authentic luxury, and hosts them with passionate expertise, currently boasting over 30 stunning properties located in Thailand, the Maldives, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, Zambia, the UAE and Qatar, with a pipeline of future properties across Asia, the Indian Ocean, Middle East and Africa.
About Global Hotel Alliance:
Founded in 2004, and based on the airline alliance model, Global Hotel Alliance (“GHA”) is today the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands. GHA uses a shared technology platform to drive incremental revenues and create cost savings for its member brands, and operates a multi-brand loyalty programme, DISCOVERY, which has over six million members. GHA’s member brands encompass over 550 upscale and luxury hotels with 110,000 rooms across 76 different countries.