Muscat: Gulf Leaders Circle, Muscat Media Group’s GCC-wide business networking platform, recently met with Puneet Singh, General Manager Alila Jabal Akhdar. A seasoned hotelier, Puneet has worked with international luxury hotels in 10 countries across four continents, over the last 30 years. In his role as GM of one of Oman’s top luxury properties, Puneet speaks to GLC about the Alila experience.
As the general manager of Alila, Jabal Akhdar, may you please provide an overview of the amenities of your hotel?
Puneet Singh: Our hotel is located approximately two hours and 15 minutes from Muscat airport, at an altitude of around 1900m, nearly 2000m. We are about 50km away from the Birkat Almas checkpoint, where the mountain climb begins. The property consists of 80 to 85 keys, including villas and suites. We have two two-bedroom villas as individual components, and the rest of the resort is built around a V-shaped cliff. This unique layout allows every cluster of rooms to offer a breathtaking view of the canyon. Each of our rooms has a balcony or patio, and we also have family rooms with two bedrooms, including bunk beds for kids.