Alila Hotels and Resorts revealed its plans to open its second resort in Oman, Mirbat, east of Salalah, a coastal town in the Dhofar governate, in southwestern Oman. To be called the Alila Salalah, the development is owned by Alil Salalah, a subsidiary of the Oman Investment Fund.
This is the second luxury property for the company in the Middle East, particularly in the Sultanate, following the launch of Alila Jabal Akhdar, its first luxury development in Oman’s Al Hajjar mountain range.
Slated to launch in the second half of 2017, Alila Salalah is envisioned as an ecologically sensitive luxury destination resort, and will comprise of 100 suites, 25 villas, restaurants and a Spa Alila wellness center. The resort will distinguish itself by its contemporary Dhofari architecture.
Interior design work will be overseen by BLINK Design Group. Clint Nagata, senior creative director and founder of BLINK Design Group, will be heading up the Alila Salalah project.
Salalah is the the second largest city in Oman. Investment and development of infrastructure in the area includes the new international airport scheduled to open fully in April 2015 and the expansion of the Port of Salalah.
Alila Hotels and Resorts, currently manages hotels and resorts in Bali, Jakarta, India and Cambodia.