Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort

Do guests care about hotels winning awards?

by Patrick Ryan | 09 May 2018

Firas Rashid, director of sales and marketing, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, looks at online travel forums versus traditional industry awards and asks which has the bigger influence? The impact of the internet phenomena and its effect in the hotel industry in recent years has created more competition than ever. Hoteliers will always face

Lights, camera, action

by Patrick Ryan | 17 Apr 2018

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort in Oman was the toast of the BBC recently…

Keeping it real in the hospitality industry

by Patrick Ryan | 03 Apr 2018

Why you cannot fake a genuine love for hospitality…

Can Hotels Bend It Like Beckham?

by Patrick Ryan | 11 Mar 2018

Darren Darwin, our regular columnist and general manager of Anantara Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, on the important role that expertise plays in the industry. I believe that real expertise is linked to human behaviour. For example a friendly and intuitive attitude outweighs skill. I mean it’s no good having a super barista if he or

Authentic Luxury – What does it really mean?

by Patrick Ryan | 01 Mar 2018

Darren Darwin, general manager, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, returns to talk about about the value of luxury in a hotel In my last article, I talked about one of our brand pillars, indigenous, and how that related to our resort. I decided to continue along a similar path and train of thought, now

Feature: An A-List service

by Patrick Ryan | 18 Jan 2018

Hotel News Middle East talks to some of the industry leaders about how they cater for A-List celebrity guests… It is not uncommon to turn on social-media and read that celebrities such as Will Smith, Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Kim Kardashian and Tom Cruise are currently spending some much-needed vacation time in the Middle East.

OPINION: The rise of social influencers

by Patrick Ryan | 02 Jan 2018

In the first of a series of monthly columns from the team at Anantara Al Jabal Akhdar Resort, Firas Rashid, director of sales and marketing looks at the rise of social influencers… With social media now dominating our media consumption, influencer marketing has become one of the most effective ways for hotels to attract guests,

Feature: Indigenous offerings. Do hotels get it right?

by Patrick Ryan | 24 Oct 2017

Darren Darwin, general manager, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, Oman, talks about the importance of indigenous offerings. When I joined Anantara, I was to understand from an early stage that one of our brand pillars was offering indigenous experiences and this intrigued me. Yes, I knew the dictionary definition in that it means produced,

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort appoints new mountain guru

by Patrick Ryan | 05 Oct 2017

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort has appointed a new mountain guru.  Maher Al Riyami is responsible for ensuring guests at the five-star resort enjoy an array of indigenous experiences, while putting them in touch with the surrounding culture, history and landscape. “Born and raised in Ash Shirayjah, one of the oldest villages on Al Jabal Al Akhdar,

Feature: Peak performance

by Patrick Ryan | 12 Sep 2017

Oman’s Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort has been making waves since it opened nine months ago. Hotel News Middle East catches up with general manager Darren Darwin about what makes the ambitious mountain-top resort so special… It can take years, even decades, for a hotel to become an icon. That’s why Darren Darwin, general

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