Salalah Rotana Resort opens in Oman
Dubai, March 23, 2014
The five-star Salalah Rotana Resort was officially opened in Dhofar recently.
The 400-room waterfront resort is set on the Arabian coast near the Salalah beach, said a statement.
The luxury rooms and suites are positioned directly on lagoons and an elaborate network of manmade waterways connecting the property to the Indian Ocean and are filled with seawater which is refreshed every four days using natural tidal patterns, it said.
Oman Kaddouri, president and CEO of Rotana, said: “We pride ourselves in identifying desirable travel destinations and are excited to begin a new journey today at the first hotel to be operated by Rotana in Oman."
Drawing inspiration from the landscape’s natural beauty and culture, the heart of the hotel boasts high ceilings and a central internally-lit handmade red clay dome complementing the wooden finishing and decorative mashrabiya latticework windows.
The in-room furnishings have been carved from desert rock while Arabesque geometric designs and stone archways, constructed using traditional techniques, resemble a cathedral atrium.
Ranging from 43 sq m to 143 sq m, the resort features private terraces or balconies, ensuite bathrooms and generous living areas in each room and suite allows for privacy and comfort in a grand setting, said the statement.
The resorts dining options include casual beachside cuisine ‘The Beach Bar & Restaurant’, all-day dinning, and fine dining in Middle Eastern and Western fare.
It also features Bodylines leisure and fitness club, an outdoor pool and Zen the spa, Rotana’s home-grown spa concept derived from ancient holistic Asian philosophies, which includes eight single-sex only treatment room and blends natural Omani elements with holistic treatments and rituals.
A range of meeting rooms and business centre are available for business visitors. - TradeArabia News Service