Minor Hotels to open third Anantara property in Oman

Minor Hotels’ luxury brand Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is set to expand further in the Middle East with the opening of its third property in Oman.

Slated to open in 2026, the resort will be located in Bandar Al Khairan, a coastal area overlooking the Gulf of Oman 45 minutes from the capital, Muscat. 

The new-build property will feature 51 rooms, 46 chalets and 24 one and two-bedroom villas, some of which will have private pools. 

Guests will be able to dine at five restaurants and bars including a speciality restaurant, beach eatery, all-day international dining venue, delicatessen and rooftop bar. 

The resort will also be home to an infinity pool, spa, fitness centre and meeting and events spaces. 

Catering to families, the property will feature a kids’ and teen’s club lounge and pool. 

The hotel will be operated by Anantara and is owned by Musstir, the real estate acquisition and development arm of MB Holding Company, which also owns a second Anantara property on Oman’s south coast, Al Baleed Resort Salalah.  

Dillip Rajakarier, chief executive of Minor Hotels and group chief executive of parent company Minor International, said: “The timeless beauty of the Omani coast is a natural home for this upcoming new edition to our Middle East portfolio. 

“Musstir are trusted partners who share our vision for the potential of this magnificent destination.”

Managing director of Musstir, Safana Al Barwani, added: “We are thrilled to grow our partnership with Minor Hotels and 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.” 

As part of its Middle East portfolio, the brand has a third property in Oman, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, as well as 10 properties in the United Arab Emirates and one in Qatar.

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