Al Baleed Salalah by Anantara brings a new level of luxury and refinement to the region, providing discerning guests with five-star style as well as a plethora of dining experiences to suit every taste bud. With recently appointed Executive Chef, Dennis Kammerzell at the helm, the collection of three restaurants offer understated style and a commitment to the highest levels of service and authentic flavours. Under his leadership, guests are invited join him on a gastronomy journey through the beautiful beachside resort.
Dennis is no stranger to the Anantara family, having previous held the role of Executive Sous Chef for Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, where he oversaw the operations of six dining outlets and banqueting, spanning from poolside dining to fine-dining. With over 12 years of experience, Dennis has travelled the world, heading up kitchens in luxury hotels in Germany, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Seychelles and the UK.
Guests visiting the resort can choose from an array of dining options including Sakalan, which translates to ‘The Land of Frankincense’, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, with open kitchens and deli counters serving an array of cuisines from near and far. The resort’s signature restaurant, Mekong takes guests on a voyage along South East Asia’s mighty river. Headed by speciaity chefs, the seductively beautiful restaurant presents the flavourful cuisines of China, Thailand and Vietnam, all served against an opulent and ornate backdrop. The relaxed beachside dining restaurant Al Mina, which translates to ‘The Port’ in Arabic, captures the Mediterranean’s zesty flavours. With Lebanese, Italian, Greek, Turkish and Spanish classics using the finest seasonal ingredients and fresh seafood caught daily.
Meanwhile, guests desiring privacy can order from the extensive in-room and in-villa dining menu, or indulge in Anantara’s signature Dining by Design. Surrounded by flickering candles, couples can enjoy a choice of connoisseur menus served by a personal chef and villa host in a secluded beach or garden setting for the ultimate dining à deux experience. Another Anantara specialty, the ‘Spice Spoons’ experience, allows guests to discover the secrets of cooking Thai or Omani cuisine with a specialised cooking course, performed under the watchful eye of Dennis.
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 35 stunning properties located in Thailand, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Mozambique, Zambia, the UAE, Qatar and Oman, 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 eight million members. GHA currently includes more than 30 brands, encompassing over 550 upscale and luxury hotels with 110,000 rooms across 76 different countries.
Musstir LLC is the property development arm of MB Group which, currently employs more than 6,500 employees of 51 nationalities in 20 countries worldwide and has annual turnover in excess of US$ 1 billion. Managed by a professional team with the necessary technical expertise to handle required hospitality, real estate projects and design management, Musstir is backed by its parent company, MB Holding, an Omani investment group with interests in Oil, Gas, Mining and other investments. Musstir’s focus is to develop high-end exclusive luxury real estate and hospitality with several projects under development and construction including brands such as Cheval Blanc (Louis Vuitton Hotel Management), Anantara and PER AQUUM (Minor Hotels).
Musstir has a growing real estate portfolio, aiming to position Musstir as a major regional and international property developer in the near future, including several luxury resort destinations, residential and industrial facilities, with a total of 989 keys and more than OMR 400 Million investment. Musstir is also engaged in the field of facilities management of several real estate properties.
Oman Tourism Development Company SAOC (Omran) drives the investment, growth and development of the rapidly growing tourism sector in the Sultanate of Oman. The company is the master developer of major tourism, heritage, urban and mixed-use projects, delivering some of nation’s most visionary and iconic destinations.
As the leading executive government arm for tourism development, Omran has a proven track record of delivering tourism and related projects to a world-class standard, due to our core philosophy of sustainability, transparency and partnering with renowned regional and international investors. Importantly, by working in close collaboration with the local communities, as well as the public and private sector, sustainability is built into every project. The company’s portfolio of projects, asset management expertise and investment experience embraces the unique aspects of Oman’s culture and heritage, while safeguarding the natural beauty of the country for future generations.