The luxurious hotel is perched 6,561 feet above sea level on a plateau surrounded by rugged peaks and steep ravines, away from the hustle and bustle of modern life and big city stress. This part of Oman offers an escape to solitude, direct contact with nature, fresh air, and scenery with breathtaking views. Mountains, small villages, abandoned ghost towns, caves, canyons, and a myriad of small roads connect the different valleys around the resort. The picturesque landscape is exotic and mysterious yet relaxed and sophisticated.
A feast of sustainability, the hotel was designed in harmony with the environment and preserving the region’s outstanding natural beauty. Following traditional Omani techniques, the use of local stone and modern architecture has created a unique and luxurious oasis, from the spectacular pool to the spacious suites featuring vistas of the cliffs and mountains. The resort facilities include an impressive network of canals, typical of Oman’s traditional ‘falaj’ irrigation systems, which date back more than 2,000 years.
The beautiful suites at Alila Jabal Akhdar Hotel are rich with all sorts of amenities, including two spacious Jabal Villas, which mix contemporary luxury and a decor that celebrates the rich history and culture of the Sultanate. The resort also boasts a restaurant and lounge, outdoor and indoor pools, gym and the Alila spa, featuring ancient Middle Eastern healing treatments and techniques that contrast its ultra modern facilities.
When it comes to gastronomy, the Juniper restaurant—a feast for the senses—delivers a suggestive selection of local and international dishes, inspired by the golden age of Arabic cuisine, in a dining room with beautiful views that. There is also the Rose Lounge, the perfect place to take in the peace of the moment and forget your worries with refreshing drinks and varied snacks.
The Alila Jabal Akhdar Oman hotel also gives its guests personalized options based on knowledge of the area. Through their concierge services, visitors can discover the most interesting places in the region, its culture, cuisine, and experience first hand the beauty of this country and the hospitality of its people.
The best time to visit is springtime when the prized Damask roses are in full bloom and the bushes cascade down the slopes covering the area in a sea of pink. Once the roses are harvested, they are used to make Omani rose water, which is used as a culinary ingredient, a perfume and a medicinal ready.
Oman is a beautiful country out of the beaten path. If you want to beat the tourist hoards and be the first among your friends to visit the Sultanate, the Alila Jabal Akhdar Hotel is the ideal location to discover a new land and a friendly culture. ■