Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah
The town of old & new offers a luxurious retreatAl Bandar is one of the three hotels at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Sultanate of Oman. The five-star deluxe property provides 198 sea-facing guestrooms.
The name Al Bandar translates as "The Town", a name reflected in the architecture of the hotel. Inspired by old Muscat, featuring buildings of varying heights and a variety of ornate balconies, Al Bandar is an inspiration.
Al Bandar Hotel is the resort's focal point, featuring seven food and beverage outlets and 11 meeting rooms, as well as the spectacular Barr Al Jissah Ballroom measuring 1,056 square metres and providing banquet-style seating for up to 700 people.
Beyond the blue horizonShangri-La Al Husn redefines Omani elegance and Asian hospitality...
Standing majestically on a cliff top overlooking the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Oman, Shangri-La Al Husn presents a new model for luxury hospitality in Muscat.
As you arrive at the palatial Al Husn, which means “castle” in Arabic, traditionally dressed doormen stand within the heavy carved wooden doors to offer a royal welcome befitting a real Arabian palace. Within seconds, the journey from home to the hotel becomes a distant memory as you embrace the atmosphere drenched in tranquility – your stay at Shangri-La Al Husn has only just begun.
You will be forgiven for thinking you have reached the home of an Omani royal. Dripping with regal opulence, the resort’s inviting design fuses Moorish and Omani architectural elements with the Sultanate of Oman’s rich heritage as reflected by strong cultural references throughout the décor.
As you explore further, the central courtyard is inspired by the Alhambra of Granada, and is vacant, with the exception of water features and palm trees. It is the perfect spot to enjoy complimentary cocktails each evening at sunset, that magical time of day when the sun is dropping below the horizon.
With 180 rooms and suites, including the largest entry level rooms in Muscat, Shangri-La Al Husn elevates Omani hospitality to new heights, embracing the natural Asian service for which Shangri-La is renowned. Luxurious amenities and privileges are extended to all guests. Butler service, daily afternoon tea, pre-dinner cocktails, pre-loaded iPods with personalized music selection, and complimentary mini bar ensure all needs are catered to. A team of dedicated Shangri-La specialists is available to tailor your experience from pre-arrival to departure.
You will embark on an inspiring culinary journey through 4 restaurants that offer delicious Arabic and international dishes, and 2 lounges that serve premium evening cocktails. Indulge and enjoy innovative dining experiences including a beach grill, serving freshly caught sustainable fish and meat selections, and the poolside café’s locally sourced and organic menu elements.
As a guest at Shangri-La Al Husn , you will enjoy signing privileges at 15 additional dining venues across adjacent sister property Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah . The hotel’s spectacular location also sets the scene for some very romantic outdoor dining experiences.
The private and secluded 100-metre beach and infinity pool are reserved for the exclusive use of guests Shangri-La Al Husn .
Elsewhere on this beautiful property, you can relax at the brand new Hareer Spa by L'occitane, due to launch in January 2018, or work out at the state-of-the-art fitness centre.
Shangri-La Al Husn strives to provide an atmosphere of the utmost tranquillity, and thus maintains a policy of only encouraging guests over the age of twelve.
The pillar-less Barr Al Jissah Ballroom seats 700 guests banquet style. Including the pre-function area, this number increases 850 guests. There are also seven additional meeting rooms.
- 1,000 seat outdoor amphitheatre
- Outdoor venues by the beach
- Omani Heritage Village with traditional shops and activities
- Al Mazaar Souk – arcade with retail shops, entertainment facilities, café and restaurants
- Guest information centre
- Business centre
- Baby-sitting / child care services
- Complimentary shuttle to Muttrah Souk and shopping areas
- Hair / beauty salon
- Safe deposit boxes
- Travel agency and tour desk
- Taxi and limousine services
- Postal and courier services
- Parking facilities
- Gift shop (Al Waha and Al Bandar)
- Car rental service
- Disabled-friendly facilities
- Same day laundry and valet services
- 600-metre private beach
- 500-metre lazy river
- 6,000 square-metre of swimming pools
- 4 lighted tennis courts
- Health club with both cardio and weight studios
- CHI, The Spa with 12 treatment villas
- Sauna, steam room and jacuzzi
- Adventure Zone – family entertainment centre with play area, Internet, video games and party venue (air-conditioned)
- GameZ entertainment centre
- Mini golf
- Boat excursions (sunset cruising, dolphin watching)
- Dive centre offering PADI and SSI dive instruction and certification
- Watersports activities such as snorkelling, water ski, kayaking and knee board
- Omani Heritage Village
- Tour options – desert safari, wadi exploration, historic sites
Exclusively at Al Waha:
- Cool Zone Kids Club (air-conditioned)
- Children and toddlers’ pools
- Splashpad aquatic play area
- Gift shop
- Exclusively at Al Bandar:
- Art gallery
- Gift shop
Exclusively at Al Husn:
- 100-metre private beach
- Infinity pool
- 24-hour private gymnasium
- Hospitality lounge
Bait Al Bahr
Bait Al Bahr invites you to experience the rich heritage and culture of Oman through our fresh seafood, prepared right by the beach.
Capri Court offers a contemporary Italian experience through its innovative menu and stylish restaurant design. Enjoy its fashionable ambience indoors or relax in the outdoor seating area which looks directly out to resplendent beach and garden views.
Al Tanoor serves the characteristic cuisines of the Arabian Gulf region in a traditional Omani atmosphere. The interior is designed with Arabian tents, pottery and vibrant colours which complement the enticing dishes prepared for you at the open cooking stations.
Enjoy a pizza from the wood-fired oven at Circles. Also available are snacks, pasta dishes, health drinks and cocktails at Pool Bars.
Al Bandar Lobby Lounge
A lively meeting place in the heart of the resort, the refined yet casual Al Bandar Lounge offers an exclusive selection of fine teas, cocktails and other tempting refreshments.
With a long terrace overlooking the Sea of Oman, Piano Lounge offers memorable views of the sea and the surrounding resort. Enjoy this perfect spot for pre-dinner drinks or late-evening cocktails and cognacs. The extensive menu includes light snacks, coffees, teas and a wide range of wines and popular beverages. Visit during the daily happy hour, from 10pm - 11pm, to enjoy a 50% discount on selected beverages by the glass.
B.A.B Lounge is a rooftop terrace offering uninterrupted views of the Gulf of Oman. Our environment is perfect for relaxing over pre-dinner drinks or late-night cocktails, mocktails, wine, champagne while enjoying a selection of sharing platters and light snacks. Signature cocktails include the B.A.B, Chill Sake, Aviation and B.A.B Martini, all carefully crafted by the resort’s mixoligists.
Join us for the daily happy hour, from 17.00 to 19.00, and enjoy a 50% discount on selected beverages by the glass.
Luxurious Sultanah is a stylish restaurant offering elegant, modern Spanish cuisine in a bright and airy dining room. This impeccable venue is well regarded for the chef’s bold creative contemporary cooking and its extensive award-winning wine list.
Shahrazad is a striking and elegant restaurant that features the cuisines of the Arabian peninsula, including Omani specialities. Offering booth seating for couples and live entertainment from an Arabic duo, the venue offers a setting for guests seeking a special or romantic occasion. Private dining, indoor and romantic al fresco terrace seating is available.