Minor Hotels will expand the presence of its Anantara brand in Oman with the upcoming development of a new resort in Bandar Al Khairan, Muscat.

Located on the Omani coast, 45 minutes away from the capital, the new-build 121-key property is slated to launch in 2026.

The property will be owned by Musstir, the real estate acquisition and development arm of the MB Holding Company which also owns Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara on Oman’s south coast.

The upcoming opening in Bandar Al Khairan will feature 51 guest rooms, 46 chalets, and 24 villas along the mountain shoreline overlooking the sea.

The one- and two-bedroom villas will be set separately among the property’s gardens for enhanced privacy. A selection of units will include private pools.

F&B options will comprise five restaurants and bars including all-day international dining, a speciality restaurant, a beach restaurant, a delicatessen café, and a rooftop bar with sea views.

Facilities at the new Anantara resort in Bandar Al Khairan will include an infinity swimming pool, a kids’ splash pool, a kids and teens club lounge, meeting and events spaces, and a helipad. It will also feature an Anantara Spa and a fitness centre alongside a private stargazing majlis.

Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotels and group CEO of parent company Minor International, said, “Musstir are trusted partners who share our vision for the potential of this magnificent destination and our dedication to excellence across every element. Our team and I look forward to seeing this new Anantara come to fruition between the mountains and the sea.”

The Bandar Al Khairan property will be the third Anantara in Oman, with the other two being Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara and Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort.

Elsewhere in this region, Anantara has one property in Qatar and ten in the UAE – including the recently-opened Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah resort which features the first Maldives-inspired overwater villas in Ras Al Khaimah.