Bangkok-based boutique hotel chain Minor Hotels steps up global expansion with its latest luxury Bandar Al Khairan, in Muscat. Located on the rugged Omani coast about 45 minutes from the capital, the new-build 121-key property is slated to launch in 2026.
According to a press statement by Minor Hotels, the resort Bandar Al Khairan will be operated by Anantara and feature 51 guest rooms, 46 chalets and 24 villas and is set in the mountain shoreline overlooking the Gulf of Oman.
Minor says that Khairan’s seafront location is ideal for both leisure guests and events and business occasions.
The hotel features private pools, gourmet dining across five restaurants and bars, infinity swimming pool, kids’ splash pool, a kids and teens club lounge, meeting and events spaces and a helipad highlighting contemporary luxury within the natural landscape. It will also include Anantara Spa and a fitness centre alongside a private stargazing majlis, the statement adds.
“The timeless beauty of the Omani coast is a natural home for this upcoming new addition to our Middle East portfolio. 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,” says Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotels and Group CEO of parent company, Minor International.
“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,” says Safana Al Barwani, the Managing Director of Musstir.
The luxury hotel giant says that its new openings in 2024, 2025 and 2026 will expand the already strong presence of Minor Hotels across Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
The upcoming Anantara resort in Bandar Al Khairan will join the growing portfolio of luxurious Anantara properties in the Middle East region, which includes the two already established resorts in Oman, namely Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara and Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, in addition to 10 properties in the UAE and one in Qatar.