Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah to open on schedule


SHANGRI-LA Hotels and Resorts is on track to open the spectacular 683-room Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa in Muscat, Oman in July 2005.

Set in 124 acres of landscaped gardens, the resort will be the largest and most comprehensive in Oman and will comprise three separate and distinct luxury hotels, a private beach, the innovative CHI Spa (a concept designed by and exclusive to Shangri-La), swimming pools and five tennis courts. The fully-integrated resort, currently under construction by hotel developers, Barr Al Jissah Resort Co. SAOC, is located 15 minutes from the Ruwi business district and Mutrah, the old city of Muscat.
The London office of Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo, one of the world's leading architectural firms, has designed the Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, which will strengthen the growing presence of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts in the Middle East. Peggy Angeles, vice-president, sales and marketing of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, commented: “We are very excited about the forthcoming Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa. Not only will the resort be the largest and most luxurious in that region, it will reflect the distinctive Omani/Arab architecture and include an amphitheatre, a conference centre and a spacious pillarless ballroom.” The three hotels within the resort will be known as The Castle, an ultra luxurious boutique-style hotel, The Town, a deluxe five-star hotel encompassing most of the banqueting and other facilities, and The Village.