Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announced today at the Arabian Travel Market that it will relaunch the luxurious Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa in Oman as a private standalone resort in October 2017.
The palatial Al Husn – which means castle in Arabic – features 180 rooms and suites and was previously marketed as part of the adjacent Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, an integrated destination resort comprised of the family and leisure-focused Al Waha and Al Bandar hotels.
Perched on a cliff overlooking the Gulf of Oman against the dramatic backdrop of rugged mountains, Shangri-La Al Husn has catered to discerning travellers for over a decade and set the standard for luxury in Muscat. Following a rejuvenation, Shangri-La Al Husn will showcase a refreshed new look in key locations throughout the resort and will offer enhanced guest experiences and revitalised dining offerings.
Newly appointed General Manager Milan Drager is overseeing the transition and leading the repositioning of Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa. “For over 10 years, Shangri-La Al Husn has delighted international guests with its refined luxury offering. The team has done a remarkable job bringing this unique hotel to the forefront of tourism in Oman,” said Drager. “I look forward to continuing this legacy while further positioning Shangri-La Al Husn as Muscat’s premier destination resort for travellers seeking a sophisticated holiday experience.”
The resort will introduce a team of Shangri-La specialists dedicated to personalising and enhancing the guest experience. These specialists will be available to custom-design activities – from pre-arrival throughout the duration of a stay – that cater to different interests and embrace the rich local culture.
Innovative enhancements across the hotel’s dining venues are integral to its re-launch, and its venues will be accessible only to guests of Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa. Newly improved options will include a revamped beach grill serving fresh seafood from the Gulf of Oman and spectacular private “Dine By Design” experiences that range from dining on cliffs overlooking the ocean to romantic beachfront settings. A pool café featuring locally sourced and organic menu elements is aimed at the health and socially conscious.
Upgraded wellness facilities and services include the installation of a luxury branded boutique spa and a dedicated fitness centre. The fitness centre is specifically designed to meet the needs of the hotel’s target market with state-of-the-art fitness equipment. The resort’s private 100-metre beach will showcase new levels of comfort, more seclusion, and improved seating options with a range of daybeds, cabanas and privacy lounges.
To ensure a more relaxed vibe and tranquil ambience, the hotel will maintain its children’s policy, which encourages adults and guests over the age of 16. In particular, privacy and serenity will prevail at the resort’s exclusive private beach and iconic infinity pool, which will be reserved for the use of Al Husn guests only.
Supporting the experiential upgrades, guests will continue to enjoy the privileged five-star luxury amenities and exclusive benefits that the hotel is renowned for, including private butler service, daily afternoon tea, pre-dinner cocktails, pre-loaded iPods with personalised music selection, and complimentary beverages from the in-room mini bar. Guests of Shangri-La Al Husn will also have access to the extensive range of offerings at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa.