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BLINK Design Group Founder and Senior Creative Director, Clint Nagata
Award-winning hospitality design firm, [BLINK Design Group](http://www.blinkdg.com) found inspiration in the ‘Khaleef’, a rare phenomenon that makes the desert bloom for a few short months in Oman, in developing its winning concept for the interior design of the new [Alila Salalah](http://www.alilahotels.com/about-alila/join-the-team).

BLINK founder and creative director Clint Nagata said he was delighted to expand BLINK’s reach into the Middle East for the first time, and also to have the opportunity to work with Alila Hotels, which was ‘an ideal brand fit’ for BLINK.

Alila is a brand that understands the relevance of the destination and is built on great design. These are values we hold dear at BLINK and so we are on the same page from the start,” Mr Nagata said.

The Alila Salalah win is the latest in a series of important new hotel projects scooped by BLINK in recent months, following on the heels of being awarded the Regent Jakarta and the Six Senses Bali.

Slated to launch in the second half of 2016, Alila Salalah is envisioned as a unique ecologically sensitive luxury destination resort, comprising 100 suites, 25 villas, fine dining restaurants and a Spa Alila wellness centre.

Salalah, the second largest city in Oman, continues to develop in stature as one of the Middle East’s major destinations for international and local tourists. The increased investment and development of infrastructure that includes the new international airport scheduled to open fully in April 2015 and the expansion of the Port of Salalah.