While it is probably still a long way off when I can visit, that doesn’t mean I can’t dream, does it?
In this post, I wanted to talk about a Hyatt hotel opening that I’m particularly excited about. In fact, I’d say this is the Hyatt hotel opening in the next 12 months that I’m most looking forward to.
As I wrote about this, the hotel now has an opening date and is accepting point reservations. So I wanted to release an update for anyone looking to make a speculative booking (while also acknowledging that the limit restrictions are constantly changing). .
Opening of Alila Hinu Bay in May 2021
My two favorite Hyatt brands are Park Hyatt and Alila, the latter being a fairly new addition to the Hyatt portfolio thanks to the acquisition of Two Roads Hospitality a few years ago.
There are a few Alilas approaching their opening dates, including Alila Marea Beach and Alila Napa Valley, both of which are located in California and both slated to open in March 2021. However, there is one other property that I am even more excited about.
Alila Marea Beach
Specifically, Alila Hinu Bay, Oman is now accepting reservations for stays on or after May 1, 2021, including free night awards. While the hotel was originally scheduled to open in late 2020, it’s no surprise that this hotel’s opening has been a bit delayed in light of the pandemic and expanded border closure in Oman.
Alila Hinu Bay pool area
This beachfront property is located on the southwest coast of Oman. It’s about 90 kilometers from Salalah International Airport, or you can drive there from Muscat, but it’s over 1,000 kilometers.
Here’s what we know about Alila Hinu Bay so far:
- There will be 112 properties, including 96 guest rooms and 16 pool villas. The five housing types range from 645 square feet to 1,883 square feet
- In addition to the lobby lounge, Alila Hinu Bay also has several restaurants. The Orchard is the all day dining restaurant serving international cuisine and the Seasalt is the dinner restaurant serving Asian and Western cuisine
- Spa Alila will be the name of the hotel’s spa
Alila Hinu Bay layout
Alila Hinu Bay Guest room
Alila Hinu Bay Guest room
Alila Hinu Bay The Orchard Restaurant
Alila Hinu Bay Sea Salt Restaurant
Lobby lounge in Alila Hinu Bay
Alila Hinu Bay Spa
While I’m not sure what exactly to expect from this hotel, I know from experience that Oman is a beautiful country and the coast is beautiful.
What’s the pricing like in Alila Hinu Bay?
As you would expect, prices in Alila Hinu Bay vary significantly depending on the season. For example, if the hotel opens in May, I’ll see rates below $ 300 per night.
During the festive season, I see prices in excess of $ 700 per night.
I would imagine prices will only increase over time as the hotel has to work hard to generate business first given the pandemic. If you are booking an income stay here, I would recommend doing so through the Hyatt Privé program for extra perks like free breakfast, real estate credit, and more.
Redeem points in Alila Hinu Bay
Alila Hinu Bay will be a World of Hyatt Category 5 hotel, which means you can expect the following amounts of free night stays here:
- 20,000 World of Hyatt points for a free night in a standard room
- 32,000 World of Hyatt points for a free night in a standard suite
- 40,000 World of Hyatt points for a free night in a premium suite
Personally, I estimate World of Hyatt points at 1.5 cents each. To me, this means that a night in a standard room would cost around $ 300 in terms of the value of the points. This is not an amazing offer compared to the prices paid when the hotel opened, while it is an amazing offer compared to the festive prices.
This goes well with Alila Jabal Akhdar
Regardless, I’m excited about Alila Hinu Bay. However, what makes this the most anticipated Hyatt opening for me is how well this pairs with Alila Jabal Akhdar, also in Oman.
Alila Jabal Akhdar
Alila Jabal Akhdar is located in the Al Hajar Mountains, over 2,000 meters above sea level, and it’s a property I’ve wanted to visit for years. I specifically held back until Alila Hinu Bay opened so I could take a trip with the whole thing. I’ve heard great things about this hotel and the view looks really breathtaking.
Alila Jabal Akhdar view
The two hotels seem to complement each other perfectly – one lets you enjoy the mountains while the other lets you enjoy the beach and coast.
Alila Jabal Akhdar Room
Alila Jabal Akhdar Pool
Alila Hinu Bay opens in May 2021 and you can now book both paid and award stays here. Of course, I would envision that timeline could change given the impact the pandemic has on tourism and borders.
Once it is back in practicality it will be a real treat to visit these two Alila properties in Oman. And it can also be of great value between being able to earn and redeem World of Hyatt points and being able to take advantage of the globalist elite, such as getting a confirmed suite upgrade.
Does anyone else want to visit the two Alilas in Oman?