Oman, May 2017: Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara, developed by Musstir, was named ‘GCC Hotel Project of the Year’ at the MEED Quality Awards for Projects in an award ceremony held earlier this month. Following a win at national level, the iconic resort amidst Salalah hotels in Southern Oman competed against some of the region’s top hotel projects to take home the acclaimed award
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Oman, May 2017: Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara, developed by Musstir, was named ‘GCC Hotel Project of the Year’ at the MEED Quality Awards for Projects in an award ceremony held earlier this month. Following a win at national level, the iconic resort amidst Salalah hotels in Southern Oman competed against some of the region’s top hotel projects to take home the acclaimed award.
One of the most coveted in the industry, the MEED Quality Awards for Projects are aimed at honouring the best in the GCC projects sector. They recognise not only the construction element of project delivery but also the value and quality of the project throughout its entire life cycle – from the design concept through to engineering and construction and its wider contribution to society and to the environment.
Since opening its doors in late 2016, Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara has quickly established a reputation as one of the leading luxury hotels in the region. Developed by Musstir, the property development arm of MB Group in joint venture with OMRAN, the project was the result of the implementation of the highest levels of international standards and operational efficiency to ensure its sustainability for years to come.
Eng. Cyril Piaia, Chief Executive Officer MUSSTIR says; “We are thrilled to receive this recognition for our latest resort to open in Oman. We truly believe that team effort and constant desire to reach perfection were the drivers for Musstir to achieve this milestone and appreciation at GCC level.”
“Musstir is proud to have completed the development phase of Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara over the last five years, from the inception of the first conceptual ideas until its opening to guests late last year. This distinctive and unique property adds another very interesting real estate project to the growing portfolio of Musstir, one of the region’s premier private developers. We are very pleased to have our latest project open for business and in Anantara we have found an excellent marriage between Owner and Operator.”
“Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara is in line with both His Majesty’s Vision 2020 for the Sultanate of Oman and with Musstir’s long-term commitment to develop sustainable properties that blend with the local Omani culture and traditions, as well as offer modern and high standard amenities for guests travelling locally or from abroad.”
“Anantara is a natural fit for Musstir as we share the same values and the team has a proven track record of successfully managing luxury hotels around the world. The resort reflects the unique development philosophy of Musstir, which is a desire to achieve a vision of excellence for its guests and stakeholders – from the selection of its development partners such as architects, designers and contractors – to the handover of keys, thanks to a team of professionals attached to the principle of care, commitment, integrity, leadership, quality and teamwork.”
Musstir LLC is the property development arm of MB Group which, currently employs more than 6,500 employees of 51 nationalities in 20 countries worldwide and has annual turnover in excess of US$ 1 billion. Managed by a professional team with the necessary technical expertise to handle required hospitality, real estate projects and design management, Musstir is backed by its parent company, MB Holding, an Omani investment group with interests in Oil, Gas, Mining and other investments. Musstir’s focus is to develop high-end exclusive luxury real estate and hospitality with several projects under development and construction including brands such as Cheval Blanc (Louis Vuitton Hotel Management), Anantara (Minor Hotels).
Musstir has a growing real estate portfolio, aiming to position Musstir as a major regional and international property developer in the near future, including several luxury resort destinations, residential and industrial facilities, with a total of 989 keys and more than OMR 500 Million investment. Musstir is also engaged in the field of facilities management of several real estate properties.
About Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas
Anantara is a luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, connecting them to genuine places, people and stories through personal experiences, and providing heartfelt hospitality in the world’s most exciting destinations. The collection of distinct, thoughtfully designed luxury hotels and resorts provides a window through which to journey into invigorating new territory, curating personal travel experiences.
From cosmopolitan cities to desert sands to lush islands, Anantara connects travellers to the indigenous, grounds them in authentic luxury, and hosts them with passionate expertise. The portfolio currently boasts over 35 stunning properties located in Thailand, the Maldives, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, Zambia, the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Portugal, with a pipeline of future properties across Asia, the Indian Ocean, Middle East and Africa.
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