New Resident Manager at Baleed Resort Salalah

by Mahak Mannan | 05 Sep 2018

Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara has announced the appointment of its new resident manager. Adil Al Lawati joins the resort following 18 years of experience garnered from working in various companies across the globe. Adil has previously worked locally with brands like Al Sawadi Beach Resort, Millennium Resort Mussanah, and Six Senses Zighy Bay Resort and

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…

Location, location, location

by Patrick Ryan | 20 Mar 2018

Hotel News Middle East catches up with James Hewitson, general manager, Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anatara

A whole new world for Omani Anantara staff

by Patrick Ryan | 15 Jan 2018

Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara has announced an overseas training programme to allow Omani staff to gain experience at other Anantara branches across the world. With 74 Omani employees working across every department, recruiting and training talent from the local community remains a priority for the five-star resort, said a spokesperson. James Hewitson, general manager

Anantara Residences Sky Collection is launched

by Patrick Ryan | 13 Dec 2017

Property developer Seven Tides has saved the best for last and launched its Anantara Residences Sky Collection. The fully furnished luxury studio partments form part of the five-star Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort on the eastern crescent of Palm Jumeirah. Abdulla Bin Sulayem, CEO of Seven Tides International, said: “This is a great opportunity to

Anantara Sharjah Resort to open in mid-2020

by Patrick Ryan | 10 Dec 2017

The Basma Group and ARADA have signed a management agreement with luxury hospitality group Minor Hotels to launch the Anantara Sharjah Resort. Scheduled to open in mid-2020, the 233 Anantara Sharjah Resort will have 233-keys. HE Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, chairman of Basma Group and Chairman of ARADA, said: “Anantara is one of

New executive assistant manager at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar

by Patrick Ryan | 20 Nov 2017

Rajaa Obeid has been appointed as the executive assistant manager of the Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort in Oman. Obeid’s career has taken him around the Middle East, with significant experience working in the food and beverage departments at hotels in the Dubai. He cut his teeth as a food and beverage manager across a

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,

Emily Knight joins The Beach House as restaurant manager

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Aug 2017

The Beach House Restaurant at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort has appointed Emily Knight as its new restaurant manager. Knight will work alongside the resort’s food and beverage director, Giacomo Puntel, to oversee day-to-day operations, and arrange promotions and activities to generate revenue for the restaurant. Commenting on Knight’s appointment, Puntel said: “Her background in

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