ENVI Lodges set to open ENVI Al Jabel Al Akhdar Oman

ENVI Lodges set to open ENVI Al Jabel Al Akhdar Oman

ENVI Lodges has partnered with Oman’s Ministry of Defense Pension Fund to create the first-of-its-kind ecolodge in Oman. Situated in the heart of Al Jabel Al Akhdar, this sustainable mountain lodge aligns with Oman’s National Tourism Strategy 2040.

This marks ENVI’s entry into the Sultanate. Furthermore, it reaffirms its commitment to environmental conservation while providing guests with a unique mountain retreat. The lodge aligns with Oman’s aim for 11.7 million visitors and 80,000 eco-friendly hospitality options focused on nature and adventure.

Set to open in 2025, ENVI Al Jabel Al Akhdar will boast 40 luxury expedition tents designed by Tenthouse Structure. These precision-engineered, hand-crafted tents will be insulated and include heating systems for the winter season. The lodge offers a farm-to-table restaurant, private pools, wellness center, library and family-friendly amenities, including a picturesque swimming pool. An adjacent events space will host community activities, such as markets and food trucks. Guests can also explore nearby villages, interact with local farmers and embark on hikes to discover Oman’s mountains.

Chris Nader, co-founder of ENVI Lodges, said: “Oman has always been a priority market for us. It is a privilege to develop our first project in the Sultanate in collaboration with Oman’s Ministry of Defense Pension Fund. Our guests will appreciate the unique blend of outdoor luxury, adventure, and sustainability that the lodge will offer.”

ENVI Lodges minimizes site impact, preserving nature and aligning with their commitment to environmental conservation. Furthermore, each tent and facility is situated on decks fixed to the ground using eco-friendly anchors. Additionally, extensive rewilding efforts will be conducted to regenerate the environment, which has suffered damage in recent years. Thus, promoting and involving local communities will be a top priority for these initiatives.

Oman’s tourism sector is on a rapid growth trajectory, with visitor arrivals reaching 2.9 million in 2022, according to NCSI. The ministry anticipates 3.5 million visitors by 2024 thanks to investment in new projects and attractions, signaling tourism growth.


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Rita Ghantous is a hospitality aficionado and a passionate writer with over 9 years’ experience in journalism and 5 years experience in the hospitality sector. Her passion for the performance arts and writing, started early. At 10 years old she was praised for her solo performance of the Beatles song “All My Love” accompanied by a guitarist, and was approached by a French talent scout during her school play. However, her love for writing was stronger. Fresh out of school, she became a freelance journalist for Noun Magazine and was awarded the Silver Award Cup for Outstanding Poetry, by The International Library of Poetry (Washington DC). She studied Business Management and earned a Masters degree from Saint Joseph University (USJ), her thesis was published in the Proche-Orient, Études en Management book. She then pursued a career in the hospitality industry but didn’t give up writing, that is why she launched the Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun Newsletter. Her love for the industry and journalism led her to Hospitality Services - the organizers of the HORECA trade show in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan, as well as Salon Du Chocolat, Beirut Cooking Festival, Whisky Live and other regional shows. She is currently the Publications Executive of Hospitality News Middle East, Taste & Flavors and Lebanon Traveler. It is with ultimate devotion for her magazines that she demonstrates her hospitality savoir-faire.

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