*New* Experiences For Thrill-Seekers at Alila Jabal Akhdar 2017
05 January 2017
Far more than thread linen counts, suite sizes, and amenities, what most guests remember when they stay with Alila Hotels & Resorts is the experiences they get and the memories they take away.
BEST FOR THRILL-SEEKERS – VIA FERRATA CAVE EXPERIENCE
Adrenaline junkies will love the Via Ferrata Cave Affair. After completing a short trek, guests will cross an exposed 20-metre high rope, walking over a cave mouth, traversing along the side of the canyon and ascending into a steep gully. The adrenaline-pumping route is interspersed with gentle hiking through the wild olive trees and mountain greenery. It is led by expert guides who share stories of the local region whilst assisting with the climb. Finally, the hike winds its way back up the mountain so guests can spend the rest of the stay enjoying the hotel’s stunning views from their own private balcony. The new Via Ferrata Cave Affair Experience starts from OMR 35++ / US$ 90++ per person for a 2-hour experience. It is level 5 and requires a degree of fitness.
BEST FOR A TASTE OF FUN – THE ADVENTURE TREK
Guests still wanting to enjoy the spectacular views from the Via-Ferrata without the hair-raising heights of the Cave Experience will love this 90-minute trek. After the initial steep decline down the mountain face guests will follow a path which gradually leads down into the wadi, passing through some of the most spectacular mountainous scenery. Here discover Al Khutaymi, a hidden village within a cave in the wadi floor. After trekking for a further 15-minutes, guests will have the chance to enjoy a refreshing dip in a stunning pool in the Green Mountains before hiking back to the hotel for some well-deserved R&R. The new Adventure Trek Experience starts from OMR 30++ / US$ 78++ per person for a 1.5-hour experience. It is level 2 and require some level of fitness.
Jabal Akhdar - The Green Mountain in Arabic - is one of Oman’s most remarkable regions. Part of the Al Hajar mountain range, Alila Jabal Akhdar lies 2,000 meters above sea level and overlooks the dramatic gorge and spectacular mountain range. Guests at Alila Jabal Akhdar can relax and unwind whilst enjoy the stunning views of the canyon from the mountain-top infinity pool or at 3 strategic ‘jabals’ vantage look-out points. Those looking to explore can make the most of additional exploratory expeditions available at the hotel across this rocky terrain by bike or on foot, enjoying some romantic cliff-side picnics along the way. All the 86 suites and villas come complete with their own balconies or terraces perfect for relaxing in private and watching the night’s sky come alive with stars.
Rates at Alila Jabal Akhdar start from US$570 for a Mountain View Suite on a Bed & Breakfast basis, excluding tax. For further information, visit www.alilahotels.com/jabalakhdar or call +968 2534 4200
The hallmark of Alila is the combination of innovative design and luxury in unique locations, set apart by an unprecedented level of private space, crafted artisanship, personalized hospitality, and bespoke learning journeys. Alila means “Surprise” in Sanskrit, which suitably describes the refreshing character of our properties and impressions of our guests when they stay with us. In support of sustainable tourism, Alila hotels adopt EarthCheck operating standards, integrating the natural, physical and cultural elements of their environments. To stay at any of Alila's hotels & resorts is to embark on a destination experience – be it in recreating the flavors of the local cuisine, enhancing your well-being through ancient healing arts or the thrill of adventure sports, you will re-discover the luxury of living at Alila. For more information visit www.alilahotels.com,
About Two Roads Hospitality
Created in September 2016, Two Roads Hospitality is an international lifestyle company encompassing an unrivaled collection of distinctive properties, passionate people, and remarkable experiences around the globe. The company is named for the newly-merged Commune and Destination Hotels, bringing together over 40 years of combined expertise exclusively dedicated to the boutique and lifestyle space. Comprised of Joie de Vivre Hotels, Thompson Hotels, Destination Hotels, tommie and Alila Hotels & Resorts, the company is the leading operator of independent and lifestyle hotels with almost 100 properties in eight countries and growing, also boasting an extensive roster of award-winning restaurants and bars, stunning vacation residences, world-class golf courses, and indigenous spa and wellness offerings. For more information on Two Roads Hospitality, visit www.tworoadshotels.com,
About DISCOVERY programme
A memorable trip demands more than a comfortable stay. DISCOVERY, an award-winning global loyalty programme, provides nearly 10 million members recognition and perks across 550 hotels, resorts, and palaces in 76 countries. Elite members have the opportunity to immerse themselves in local culture through Local Experiences, distinctive activities that capture an authentic taste of each destination. For more information visit www.discoveryloyalty.com