Ideally placed in the Arabian Peninsula, Oman is not just abundant with deserts but is becoming one of the most prime destinations to enjoy the luxury life at its finest. Nestled in between the dramatic backdrop of rugged mountains and pristine waters of the Omani Gulf, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah is an award-winning integrated destination resort spread across two hotel wings, Al Waha and Al Bandar.
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah has captured the hearts of international guests with Shangri-La’s world-renowned Asian service culture for 13 years. With a diverse range of recreational activities aimed towards guests of all ages, ranging from leisure to business travellers, the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah experience is a journey of fun and exploration.
The resort comprises two hotel wings: Al Bandar Hotel (The Town) Al Bandar is the resort’s focal point. It features eight out of 19 food and beverage outlets, 11 meeting rooms including the spectacular Barr Al Jissah Ballroom, which spans 1,008 square metres and provides banquet-style seating for up to 850 people. Al Bandar also provides access to the Lazy River that enables guests an unusual method to travel between Al Bandar and Al Waha by floating between the two hotels’ main swimming pools in inflatable donuts along a controlled water current and is the only Lazy River in Oman. Guests can relax and enjoy something to eat or drink at Al Waha then drift leisurely back to Al Bandar.
The leisure focused Al Waha Hotel, perfectly dubbed as “The Oasis”. All 460 rooms and suites overlook the Gulf of Oman, providing guests with 500 metres of pristine coastline. Its poolside restaurant has been designed in such a way to represent an oasis within the hotel’s several swimming pools and palm trees. The hotel is nestled at the foot of a mountain range through which vehicular access has been made possible by a man-made tunnel.
The architecture of Al Waha is traditional Dhofari, from the southern region of Oman. It comprises 262 guestrooms with a minimum room size of 32 square meters each, providing guests with either a balcony or patio that are either sea facing or have a view of the sea.
Unlike its more commercial neighbours, Oman embodies the true essence and mystique of Arabia, steeped in history and myth, from Sinbad the Sailor to the Queen of Sheba. Complementing the luxurious resort is a world of unique and often breath-taking experiences. The dramatic mountains, vast deserts, crystal-clear waters and a capital city that bustles with history make Oman a diverse tourism destination.
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa has seven main restaurants, two all-day dining outlets, two pool bars, two lobby lounges, three cafés and two bars. Guests have access to 19 food and beverage outlets located in the three hotels of Al Waha, Al Bandar and adjacent sister property Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa where reservation is required, as well as Al Mazaar Souk. The array of dining outlets, and live cooking stations, ensure something delicious for every guest.
WEDDINGS AND HONEYMOONS
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa is a heaven for couples whether they want an unforgettable honeymoon or dream setting for a wedding or romantic blessing. Specializing in elegance, versatility and convenience, the resort works closely with wedding planners to turn dreams into reality creating lasting memories for lifetime of romance. Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa offers 15 distinctive wedding locations and venues, indoors and outdoors, tailored to suit couples and guests from all cultural backgrounds and beliefs.
CHI, THE SPA AT SHANGRI-LA
The CHI concept, original and exclusive to Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, embraces a Chinese wellness philosophy. Chi is the universal life force that governs well-being and personal vitality. To maintain good health, it is believed that chi must flow freely within the body. At Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Omani and Middle Eastern healing practices and architectural features are incorporated into the spa experience for the first time.
Designed to create a sanctuary of tranquility inspired by the legend of “Shangri-La,” CHI features some of the largest and most luxurious private spa suites and villas in Oman, all within a secluded, village-like setting of hectares of lush, landscaped gardens. CHI, The Spa offers a range of specialized body, water, massage and facial therapies based on ancient healing traditions, philosophies and rituals.