Jumeirah Group opens first luxury resort in Oman
Jumeirah Group has expanded its international portfolio with the opening of the 206-key Jumeirah Muscat Bay.“Oman is a popular destination for those looking to combine nature and wellness with cultural interest,” José Silva, Chief Executive Officer of Jumeirah Group, said. “At Jumeirah Muscat Bay, we have focused on taking cues from the natural landscape and its restorative energy and have brought this to life through design and architecture and in keeping with the hallmarks of Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, our innovative dining concepts, signature service and exceptional experiences are well represented throughout this resort. As we continue to expand our portfolio, we are delighted to open the doors to this beautiful resort and bring our brand promise of Stay Different, for the first time to Oman.” Nestled within the secluded cove of Bandar Jissah between the Hajar mountains and Gulf of Oman, just 15 minutes from the capital Muscat, Jumeirah Muscat Bay offers an array of adventurous, wellbeing experiences. Jumeirah Muscat Bay will offer 206 spacious rooms and suites, all assuring breath-taking ocean vistas, with connecting rooms available for the perfect family holiday. In addition, five secluded summerhouses in two- and four-bed configurations, and the exceptional Sanctuary Villa, will provide the ultimate hospitality experience, each with a private pool, dedicated butler service and access to an exclusive private beach. With a focus on exceptional dining experiences, the new resort will be home to five diverse venues, overseen by Culinary Director Claudio Dieli, who brings over 26 years of experience in the global culinary industry, including tenures at several international hotels with three Michelin-stars. Talise Spa will make its debut in Oman with the opening of Jumeirah Muscat Bay. With eight individual and two couple treatment rooms, the stunning sanctuary offers a world of wellness and relaxation across a range of therapeutic and re-energising treatments that can be tailored to individual guest needs. Those looking to immerse themselves in nature and embrace their adventurous side can take on the numerous hikes and scenic running and biking routes through the Hajar mountains, to discover majestic views and lush Wadis. Guests can also enjoy Sunrise Beach as well as a state-of-the-art fitness centre, yoga studio and tennis court, while a PADI-certified diving & water sports centre will help create memories of a lifetime with activities such as scuba diving, sailing, and snorkelling with turtles. Parents will be delighted to know there is an exciting programme of daily activities at the kids’ club, that engage children in nature, craft, adventure and sports, with local and seasonal themes. Explorers can discover several historical and archaeological sites that have shaped Oman’s unique history and culture. Remains of ancient UNWTO recognised tourism villages, old seaports, modern souks, and the Royal Opera House, are just a few of the highlights within easy reach.