Minor Hotels has announced the continued expansion of Anantara in Oman, with the development of a new resort in Bandar Al Khairan, Muscat.
Located on the rugged Omani coast, the 121-key newbuild is slated to launch in 2026. The property will be owned by Musstir, the real estate acquisition and development arm of the MB Holding Company. The resort in Bandar Al Khairan, to be operated by Anantara, will comprise 51 guestrooms, 46 chalets and 24 villas nestled along the shoreline and overlooking the Gulf of Oman.
A dedication to gourmet dining will be found across five restaurants and bars, spanning from all-day international dining and a speciality restaurant, to a beach restaurant, delicatessen café and a rooftop bar.
Further facilities at the new Anantara resort will include an infinity pool, meeting and events spaces, and a helipad. With a focus on wellbeing, the property will also be home to an Anantara Spa and a fitness centre, alongside a private stargazing majlis.
“The timeless beauty of the Omani coast is a natural home for this upcoming new addition to our Middle East portfolio,” says Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotels and Group CEO of parent company Minor International. “Musstir are trusted partners who share our vision for the potential of this magnificent destination and our dedication to excellence across every element. Our team and I look forward to seeing this new Anantara come to fruition between the mountains and the sea.”
Safana Al Barwani, Managing Director of Musstir, adds: “We are thrilled to grow our partnership with Minor Hotels and to add a new jewel to the crown of hospitality in Oman. The new Anantara Resort in Bandar Al Khairan will blend harmoniously with its striking natural surroundings to help showcase the graceful majesty of our incredible home and invite travellers of the world to experience it for themselves.”
The upcoming opening in Bandar Al Khairan will expand a growing portfolio of Anantara properties in the Middle East, which includes two already established resorts in Oman, ten properties in the UAE and one in Qatar.